Wellington is to get a Holocaust Centre to record stories of the survivors from the Nazi death camps who later settled in the capital.

The Holocaust Research and Education Centre, based in the Wellington Jewish Community Centre, will be opened by the Governor-General Anand Satyanand on Sunday.

“We aim to educate school pupils and the wider public about the evil of genocide, as experienced in the Jewish Holocaust of World War II, in the fervent hope that such things won’t happen again,” said spokeswoman Ingre Woolf.