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Letter to TVNZ Regarding Coverage of Mr Willi Huber

Here is the text of the HCNZ board's letter to TVNZ regarding recent coverage. A pdf version of the letter is available here.

28 August 2017 Dear Mr Muir

Re - Coverage of Mr Willi Huber on the Sunday programme screened on Sunday 27 August 2017

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s goal is through testimony and experience we will inspire and empower individuals to stand against prejudice and apathy.

Your programme on Sunday surprised us and contradicts everything we stand for. It is commendable that Mr Huber helped create the Mt Hutt Ski Fields but the decision to glorify his involvement in the SS is unacceptable.

Willi Huber came over as an unapologetic Nazi SS soldier, who stills holds fond in the memories of Adolf Hitler. It is inconceivable that Mr Huber, who was part of the Hitler Youth, who volunteered for the SS and served on the front, can claim to know nothing of what happened to the Jews in Austria, Germany & Poland.

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Educational Screening of "Denial"

There will be an educational screening of the film "Denial," followed by a recent TED talk delivered by Deborah Lipstadt that includes her insights into the film, and extends on how she recommends dealing with denial, on Sunday 25 June at HCNZ. The screening will start at 1:30 with the session planned to finish by 4:30pm. There will also be time for discussion and cups of tea - please come along!

South Island Outreach April 2017

We are bringing outreach to the South Island for a week from Monday 2nd April to Friday 7 April.
Details of dates, times and how to book are provided below. All schools, except those in Nelson, will
have two/three sessions each day. Contact Chris Harris at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or your class would like to participate in one of these
sessions.


Monday 3 April: Nelson Region
Wednesday 5 April: Christchurch, Papanui High School.
Thursday 6 April: Oamaru, Waitaki Girls
Friday 7 April: John McGlashan College

 

HCNZ Closures April 2017

Due to Pesach/Passover & Easter closures the Centre will have the following hours over the next fortnight.

Monday 10 April: Open as usual 10 -1pm

Tuesday 11 April: CLOSED

Wednesday 12 April: CLOSED

Thursday 13 April: Open as usual 10 – 1pm

Friday 14 April: CLOSED

Saturday 15 April: CLOSED (as usual)

Sunday 16 April: CLOSED

Monday 17 April: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 April: CLOSED

Wednesday 19th: Open as usual 10 -1pm

Also note: ANZAC DAY April 25th Closed.

HCNZ Closure Dates April 2017

Due to Pesach/Passover & Easter closures the Centre will have the following hours over the next fortnight.

Monday 10 April: Open as usual 10 -1pm

Tuesday 11 April: CLOSED

Wednesday 12 April: CLOSED

Thursday 13 April: Open as usual 10 – 1pm

Friday 14 April: CLOSED

Saturday 15 April: CLOSED (as usual)

Sunday 16 April: CLOSED

Monday 17 April: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 April: CLOSED

Wednesday 19th: Open as usual 10 -1pm

Also note: ANZAC DAY April 25th Closed.

Sharp-Joukowsky Award For Moral Courage

The Sharp-Joukowsky Award For Moral Courage is being offered in association with the University of California, Irvine (UCI)'s Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality (Ethics Center).

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HCNZ closure dates

The Holocaust Centre will be closed on the following dates:

25th, 26th, and 27th of December

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 23rd, and 27th of January

6th of February

 

 

Job Opportunity - Office Administration and Volunteer Manager

Office Administration and Volunteer Manager

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is the country's leading voluntary organisation which works in the fields of Holocaust education, remembrance, and human rights. 

We seek a highly competent Office Administration and Volunteer Manager to run our daily operations. This is a part-time position (30 hours per week with possibility of extending to 40 hours) which would suit a confident, competent person with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, experienced in independently managing a small office and staff. 

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New! Online Discussion Forum

Educators, head on over to our new online discussion form, sign up, and start asking questions to our wonderful education team, or post your own ideas and suggestions.

HCNZ Closed for Jewish Holidays

The Holocaust Centre will be closed for Jewish holidays on the dates of 3, 4, 12, 17, 18, 24, and 25 of October.

Stolen Legacy - Dina Gold Talk 14 September

Wednesday Sept 14, 6pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dina Gold grew up hearing her grandmother's tales of the glamorous life in Berlin she once led before the Nazis came to power and her dreams of recovering a huge building she claimed belonged to the family. When Dina's grandmother died, she left behind no papers to prove ownership - not even a photograph. When the Wall fell in 1989, Dina decided to battle for restitution.

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Orchestra of Exiles Screening

Orchestra of Exiles (2012, 85 minutes), 4.00pm Sunday 28 August at HCNZ
Orchestra of Exiles is a haunting, award-winning documentary film that chronicles the story of how one man helped save Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during WWII. The film tells the story of violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who, in 1936, selected 70 of the best Jewish musicians fired by the Nazis, and moved them to Palestine to form the future Israel Philharmonic, saving them from the Holocaust. Huberman knew that his orchestra would serve a broader purpose as well – a top flight orchestra of Jewish immigrants would be a powerful tool to fight the savage anti-Semitism spreading out from Germany, and it would build the prestige of Jews. Huberman foresaw that by arranging for these families to emigrate, hundreds of Jews would be saved whose fate would otherwise have been the gas chamber. In all, almost 1,000 people were saved by Huberman.

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HCNZ Annual General Meeting

 The Holocaust Centre Annual General Meeting: Sunday, September 4, 4:30 @ HCNZ, 80 Webb Street. Save the dates and let us know if are able to join us. If you have any suggestions for board members, send nomination forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Join us as we welcome the new board, look at a successful 2015/6 promoting Holocaust education around the country, and what’s to come: Yad Vashem programme, Button Memorial, and 10 year anniversary. This AGM is not to be missed! RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is located at the Wellington Jewish Community Centre,

80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

Open Sunday - Friday 10am - 1pm, and outside these hours by special arrangement.

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