The Morrison Government is providing $2 million towards the establishment of a Tasmanian Holocaust Education and Interpretation Centre, to continue to educate Australians about this dark chapter in world history.
Federal Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge said the new centre will allow Tasmanian students, teachers and the wider community to better understand the Holocaust and its impact on our world.
“We must never forget the tragedy of the Holocaust; we must never forget the evil that underpinned it and the ideology which caused it. Every student should learn about this so that it is always part of our collective memory.
“Our government has committed funding, in partnership with respective state governments for the construction of similar centres in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and recently in the Australian Capital Territory.” said Minister Tudge.
Tasmania’s Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts, Elise Archer said establishing a permanent Holocaust education and interpretation centre in Tasmania is an important way of helping the local community to remember and learn about the Holocaust within a Tasmanian context.
“The Centre will provide a tangible way for our community to reflect upon this incredibly tragic period in world history. It will also serve as a reminder of the importance of fostering and celebrating a respectful and diverse multicultural society that stands up to all forms of discrimination,” Minister Archer said.
“The Tasmanian Government will support the project with a financial and in-kind contribution, and we look forward to working collaboratively with representatives from the Tasmanian Jewish community to develop and progress this important initiative.”