A member of the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, the Durban Holocaust Centre is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued. Opened in March 2009, the DHC expanded in 2011 to include an extensive permanent exhibition, as well as media and seminar spaces for facilitating our ever-growing educational programmes. The centre 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 genocides.
The Holocaust forms part of the National Educational Curriculum for History, and each year the DHC’s volunteer guides take thousands of learners through the exhibition as they participate in a three and a half hour workshop. The centre also runs seminars for educators and other adults. Read more about the DHC’s educational activities.
The DHC stands against prejudice in all any form, be it anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia or homophobia. By highlighting the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence, the DHC strives towards improving the quality of human life in our society.
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