Holocaust Museum and Education Centre to Open in Brisbane

The first Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre is set to open at the site of the Cathedral of St. Stephen Precinct in the Brisbane CBD.

Earmarked for an early 2023 opening, the museum aims to educate Queenslanders about the horrendous history and legacy of the Holocaust.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed that the Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre will be built with funding coming from Federal and State Governments, as well as the Brisbane City Council.

“It will honour the legacy of those who faced awful atrocities and will also feature locally recorded stories and will be able to reach the regions through online and mobile exhibits,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“It will ensure future generations do not forget.

“It follows our election commitment to establish this centre, ensuring lessons of the Holocaust and the contributions that survivors have made to Queensland are heard for generations to come.”

The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane is also pushing to deliver the Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre, a uniquely mobile facility that will be located at the Old Archives Building and Penola Place at the Cathedral Precinct.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge said that they are honoured to be a partner of the centre where exhibitions, education and training resources will be held for all Queenslanders, especially students. These materials will be complemented by exhibitions focused on Australia’s First Nations people and other countries’ genocide histories.

“As a society, we need to work together towards a common goal that overcomes hatred and promotes peace. We need to build bridges, not walls,” the archbishop said.

“Inter-religious partnerships like this send a strong signal to the community that we are all sisters and brothers in a world where the other is not my enemy.”