EXHIBITIONS

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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.

ANNE FRANK

The DHGC wanted an accessible role model for the thousands of young learners attending the Centre’s structured educational programme. This role model was found in Anne Frank, the young girl whose widely published diary records her personal experiences under the Nazis’ regime. After careful consultation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the DHGC was granted permission to create a world first: a permanent exhibition of Anne’s attic room, complete with a movable bookcase concealing its entrance. This unique addition to the DHGC was officially opened on the anniversary of Kristallnacht by Jan Erik Dubbelman, International Director of Outreach for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Objects from the Concentration Camps

A Photographic Exhibition by Richard Wiesel

Opening 29 January 2020

The exhibition examines the personal objects left behind by Holocaust victims in the concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen, Germany. Photographed by Richard Wiesel and inspired by the stories of his cousin, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize writer Elie Wiesel, these images depict the various stages of life within the concentration camp system from entry, to daily existence, hope, to liberation. Dr. Robert Sommer researched each artefact back to its original owner enabling viewers to connect with the victims’ stories.
Selected from the closed archives of the two memorial sites, this stark and poignant imagery and text shares both stories of horror and hope during the years of the camps’ existence.

EXHIBITIONS

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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.

ANNE FRANK

The DHGC wanted an accessible role model for the thousands of young learners attending the Centre’s structured educational programme. This role model was found in Anne Frank, the young girl whose widely published diary records her personal experiences under the Nazis’ regime. After careful consultation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the DHGC was granted permission to create a world first: a permanent exhibition of Anne’s attic room, complete with a movable bookcase concealing its entrance. This unique addition to the DHGC was officially opened on the anniversary of Kristallnacht by Jan Erik Dubbelman, International Director of Outreach for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Objects from the Concentration Camps

A Photographic Exhibition by Richard Wiesel

Opening 29 January 2020

The exhibition examines the personal objects left behind by Holocaust victims in the concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen, Germany. Photographed by Richard Wiesel and inspired by the stories of his cousin, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize writer Elie Wiesel, these images depict the various stages of life within the concentration camp system from entry, to daily existence, hope, to liberation. Dr. Robert Sommer researched each artefact back to its original owner enabling viewers to connect with the victims’ stories.
Selected from the closed archives of the two memorial sites, this stark and poignant imagery and text shares both stories of horror and hope during the years of the camps’ existence.