The Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre (DHGC) strives to further Holocaust education through providing accurate historical content and knowledge to develop an understanding of the past and to facilitate connections between human rights atrocities committed during the Holocaust and those being committed today.
In this way, we strive to learn the moral and ethical lessons from the past and examine ways in which they can assist us today in dealing with the contemporary challenges of bigotry, prejudice, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination.
The DHGC educational programmes encourage the building of a human rights-based society where the principles of freedom, equality, and respect for diversity are protected and celebrated.
They are also designed to foster social activism and a greater individual responsibility in building communities, as well as developing empathy and compassion for others whilst creating a deeper understanding of the human condition.
Our educational programmes on the Holocaust, genocide and human rights include:
- Formal high school curriculum-based support content for educators and learners that incorporates dynamic and experiential methodologies;
- Working with university and student groups through specially tailored programmes dealing with issues facing South African society today
- Projects and events concerning genocide
- Designing and facilitating programmes for corporates, small businesses, educational institutions, government and civil society.