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“It takes passion, dedication, integrity, and sheer hard work to turn a dream into a reality – and so it was with the establishment of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre.”

Myra Osrin, Founder of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre

“It takes passion, dedication, integrity, and sheer hard work to turn a dream into a reality – and so it was with the establishment of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre.”

– Myra Osrin, Founder of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre

IN THE BEGINNING

The DHGC opened in March 2008, housed in the Durban Jewish Centre and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with refugees and survivors of the Holocaust.

The Centre expanded in 2011 to include an extensive permanent exhibition, as well as media and seminar spaces for facilitating our ever-growing educational programmes. The DHGC is first and foremost a place of remembrance for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazism, but also engages in public outreach programmes about contemporary human rights abuses and genocide.

IN THE BEGINNING

The DHGC opened in March 2008, housed in the Durban Jewish Centre and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with refugees and survivors of the Holocaust.The Centre expanded in 2011 to include an extensive permanent exhibition, as well as media and seminar spaces for facilitating our ever-growing educational programmes. The DHGC is first and foremost a place of remembrance for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazism, but also engages in public outreach programmes about contemporary human rights abuses and genocide.

“It is an honour to participate in the opening of this beautiful Centre. I believe memorials like these will serve to remind future generations of one of the greatest tragedies in human history. I can only hope that such a reminder will never again allow such evil to occur.”

Jack Puterman, Survivor

“It is an honour to participate in the opening of this beautiful Centre. I believe memorials like these will serve to remind future generations of one of the greatest tragedies in human history. I can only hope that such a reminder will never again allow such evil to occur.”

– Jack Puterman, Survivor

THE DHGC TEAM

Mary Kluk
Founder and Director

Maureen Caminsky
Project Manager

Claudia Blythe
Education Facilitator 

Cayleigh Foss
Creative Administrator

Heather Gale
Librarian

Bianca Coulonval
Bookkeeper

David Simpson
Financial Consultant

Msizi Hlongwane
General Maintenance & Caretaker

THE DHGC TEAM

Mary Kluk
Founder and Director

Maureen Caminsky
Project Manager

Claudia Blythe
Education Facilitator 

Cayleigh Foss
Creative Administrator

Heather Gale
Librarian

Bianca Coulonval
Bookkeeper

David Simpson
Financial Consultant

Msizi Hlongwane
General Maintenance & Caretaker

“The work of the DHGC is more urgent than ever given the state of South Africa’s fragmented democracy. We endeavour every day to build a new society and a South Africa we all dream of.”

Mary Kluk, Founder and Director of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre

“The work of the DHGC is more urgent than ever given the state of South Africa’s fragmented democracy. We endeavour every day to build a new society and a South Africa we all dream of.”

– Mary Kluk, Founder and Director of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Without our dedicated and passionate trustees, the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre would never have become more than a dream. As custodians of the Centre, they have from the start provided guidance, wisdom and sound governance to the project team.

They encouraged the leaders to pursue the idea and committed their support in both moral and financial terms. Their complete faith in the venture has been the Centre’s greatest blessing.

CURRENT TRUSTEES

Brian Moshal 

Julian Beare

Linda Nathan 

John Moshal 

Thomas Hagspihl 

Mary Kluk

Sidney Lazarus

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Without our dedicated and passionate trustees, the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre would never have become more than a dream. As custodians of the Centre, they have from the start provided guidance, wisdom and sound governance to the project team.

They encouraged the leaders to pursue the idea and committed their support in both moral and financial terms. Their complete faith in the venture has been the Centre’s greatest blessing.

CURRENT TRUSTEES

Brian Moshal 

Julian Beare

Linda Nathan 

John Moshal 

Thomas Hagspihl 

Mary Kluk

Sidney Lazarus

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the work done by the three Holocaust and Genocide Centres has the potential to change this nation. And they’ve already started doing that.”

Thomas Hagspihl , Trustee of the DHGC

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the work done by the three Holocaust and Genocide Centres has the potential to change this nation. And they’ve already started doing that.”

– Thomas Hagspihl , Trustee of the DHGC

THE SOUTH AFRICAN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 2007, supports Holocaust and genocide education through teacher training, development of classroom materials, and organised seminars. The Foundation acts as an association of the three independent Holocaust & Genocide Centres in Cape Town (CTHGC), Durban (DHGC) and Johannesburg (JHGC), and document their activities.

TRUSTEES

Gerald Diamond (Chairman)
Julian Beare
Tracey Henry
Prof Michael Katz
Mary Kluk
Brian Moshal
Myra Osrin
Prof Milton Shain

PATRONS

Justice Richard J Goldstone
Dr Stephen D. Smith
Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Professor Jonathan Jansen
The Most Revd Desmond M Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus

THE SOUTH AFRICAN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 2007, supports Holocaust and genocide education through teacher training, development of classroom materials, and organised seminars. The Foundation acts as an association of the three independent Holocaust & Genocide Centres in Cape Town (CTHGC), Durban (DHGC) and Johannesburg (JHGC), and document their activities.

TRUSTEES

Gerald Diamond (Chairman)
Julian Beare
Prof Michael Katz
Mary Kluk
Brian Moshal
Myra Osrin
Prof Milton Shain

PATRONS

Justice Richard J Goldstone
Dr Stephen D. Smith
Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Professor Jonathan Jansen
The Most Revd Desmond M Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus