The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) invites you to be one of the first to see its world class permanent exhibition. The award-winning building was completed in 2016 and after many intensive years of fundraising, planning and designing, the permanent exhibition is now ready to be unveiled to the public.
This expertly curated exhibition explores the history of genocide in the 20th century with a focus on the case studies of the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Visitors explore history and moral choices through the voices of various role players – victims, perpetrators, resisters, rescuers, bystanders and others. The exhibition includes collections of photos, testimonies, multimedia and artefacts – with contributions from survivors and families based in Johannesburg. The exhibition urges visitors to reflect on lessons from history and connect them to their own lives.
The JHGC focuses on human rights issues such as xenophobia, racism and ‘othering’ and the promotion of social activism. More than 14 000 people including learners and educators are attending the centre each year.
Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Time: 10h00 – 12h00
Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, 1 Duncombe Road, Cnr Jan Smuts Ave, Forest Town – secure parking available under the building
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