Our permanent exhibition on the history of the Holocaust combines text, archival photographs and film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments.

The display also includes sections on the pseudo-science of ‘race’; the roots of antisemitism; and the institutionalised racism of Apartheid.  Sections on resistance and the pain of survival also include testimony of local Holocaust survivors who share their personal stories.

We are also privileged to host various local and international temporary exhibitions at our Centre, which are also open to the public at no cost. For more information about the current exhibitions on show, please contact our Centre directly.

  • DHC Overview 2 - Photo © Jono David, HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library
  • DHC - About Us - Genocide Exhibition - Photo © Jono David, HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library

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A photographic exhibition

The Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre is excited to announce the opening of a new temporary exhibition – BESA.

This travelling photographic exhibition is based on Norman Gershman’s book, “Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II” published by Syracuse University Press. From 2003 to 2006 Norman Gershman visited the homes of Albanian Muslims whose families sheltered and protected Jews during the Nazi occupation of their country. Many of these Albanians exposed themselves to great danger, doing what came naturally to them, helping their fellow human beings. The exhibition tells the stories of these families.

Visit the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre from 5 March 2019 to view this extraordinary exhibition.