DURBAN HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE CENTRE

A place of learning, reflection and remembrance

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DURBAN HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE CENTRE

A place of learning, reflection and remembrance

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OUR VISION

The DHGC is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued.  

OUR MISSION

The DHGC seeks to raise awareness of the evils of genocide with a particular focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; to serve as a memorial to the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust; all victims of Nazi Germany and the genocide in Rwanda; and to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia and xenophobia and the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence. 

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We would not be able to accomplish our mission without the generous donations of our visitors and other benefactors. Help us continue to remember the lives that were lost and to break cycles of hatred through education.

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OUR VISION

The DHGC is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued.  

OUR MISSION

The DHGC seeks to raise awareness of the evils of genocide with a particular focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; to serve as a memorial to the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust; all victims of Nazi Germany and the genocide in Rwanda; and to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia and xenophobia and the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence. 

DONATE

We would not be able to accomplish our mission without the generous donations of our visitors and other contributors. Help us continue to remember the lives that were lost and to break cycles of hatred through education.

GIVE NOW

OUR WORK

SCHOOL VISITS

With the Holocaust being an important part of both public and private school curriculums, the DHGC exists to serve as a resource for both teachers and learners to reflect on this important period in history. It is our privilege to guide thousands of learners from all backgrounds through our exhibition to reflect on the lessons which can be learned from the Holocaust.

ADULT GROUPS

The DHGC welcomes a variety of groups to the Centre including university students, social justice groups and teams from various corporates. We run sensitivity and diversity programmes, using the lessons of the Holocaust, to help South Africans cultivate understanding and compassion in their different spheres of influence.

EDUCATOR TRAINING

The DHGC understands the great influence educators have in the classroom to bring about change. It has therefore forged a strong relationship with the Department of Education and hosts workshops which aim to equip educators to teach the Holocaust by providing new classroom methodologies as well as socio-historical background to the history.

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OUR WORK

SCHOOL VISITS

With the Holocaust being an important part of the South African National Curriculum, the DHGC exists to serve as a resource for both teachers and learners to reflect on this important period in history. It is our privilege to guide thousands of learners from all backgrounds through our exhibition to reflect on the lessons which can be learned from the Holocaust.

Learn More

ADULT GROUPS

The DHGC welcomes a variety of groups to the Centre including university students, social justice groups and teams from various corporates. We run sensitivity and diversity programmes, using the lessons of the Holocaust, to help South Africans cultivate understanding and compassion in their different spheres of influence.

Learn More

EDUCATOR TRAINING

The DHGC understands the great influence educators have in the classroom to bring about change. It has therefore forged a strong relationship with the Department of Education and hosts workshops which aim to equip educators to teach the Holocaust by providing new classroom methodologies as well as socio-historical background to the history.

Learn More

SUPPORT US

There are many ways that you can get involved in the work that we do at the DHGC. From volunteering as a guide or donating books to our Victor Daitz Resource Centre, we would love for you to be apart of our story! To find out more about these opportunities click here.

LATEST NEWS

Keep up to date with all that has been happening at the DHGC. For the latest news on our community outreach, education initiatives and commemoration projects, click here.

SUPPORT US

There are many ways that you can get involved in the work that we do at the DHGC. From volunteering as a guide or donating books to our Victor Daitz Resource Centre, we would love for you to be apart of our story! To find out more about these opportunities click here

LATEST NEWS

Keep up to date with all that has been happening at the DHGC.

For the latest news on our community outreach, education initiatives and commemoration projects, click here.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS 

EVENTS

As a member of the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, we have the amazing opportunity to collaborate with our sister centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Together we host international guests including survivors, educators, authors and researchers of the Holocaust  and genocide throughout the year. 

All of our events are made possible by the generosity of The Victor Daitz Foundation. Events are free of charge, donations are always appreciated.

EXHIBITIONS

The permanent exhibition of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre focuses on the Holocaust as well as the history of genocide, including the 1994 genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsi. It features multimedia displays, video testimonies and in particular artefacts and photographs reflecting the lives of survivors who settled in Durban. The Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre’s exhibition includes a unique reproduction of Anne Frank’s bedroom in their secret hiding place.

We also host a number of world-class temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

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EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS 

EVENTS

As a member of the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, we have the amazing opportunity of collaborating with our Cape Town and Johannesburg sister centres in hosting survivors, educators, authors and researchers of The Holocaust for events throughout the year. Our speakers come from all over the world and provide amazing insight into a variety of topics dealing with genocide.

All of our events are made possible by the generosity of the Victor Daitz Foundation. Events are free of charge, donations are always appreciated.

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EXHIBITIONS

The Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre has a permanent exhibition which focuses on the Holocaust as well as the history of genocide, including the 1994 genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsi and the topic of the pseudo-science of “race”. We also have the privilege of having a world first; a replica of Anne Frank’s secret hiding place.

Apart from our permanent exhibition, we also host a number of world-class temporary exhibitions throughout the year which give a unique look into specific stories or topics relating to the Holocaust and genocide.

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COMMEMORATING YOM HASHOAH 2020

View the portraits of 24 South African Holocaust survivors below. 

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View the testimonies of 24 South African Holocaust survivors below.

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