UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Persona Non-Grata

6 November 2019, 7pm

Film Screening

The DHGC will be partnering with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa for Kristallnacht commemorations this year. We will be screening the film Persona Non-Grata on 6 November 2019. This film details the heroic efforts of Chiune Sempo Sugihara who against the orders of his country, saved 6000 Jews from the Nazis by issuing Japanese visas. Sugihara is honoured at Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Escape Journey Through Japan – The Story of Dora Grynberg

A lecture by Fumiko Ishioka

12 November 2019, 7pm

Fumiko Ishioka is an educator and the Executive Director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, an organisation that teaches children about the dangers of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. She is also the woman behind Hanna’s Suitcase

A few thousand Jews escaped from the German- and Soviet-occupied Poland to the Far East during WW2. Among them was Dora Grynberg from Warsaw, seven-months pregnant, she was determined to give her child a life of freedom. In order to cross international borders , she, her husband Oskar, and other Polish Jewish refugees received rare assistance from representatives of Dutch government-in-exile, and Nazi Germany’s ally, Japan. A remarkable collection of heart-breaking letters exchanged between young mother Dora and her parents left in Europe remind us both of lives lost during the Holocaust and those who courageously survived.

First Into The DarkDr Michael Robertson

26 November 2019, 7pm

Book launch

Dr Robertson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Mental Health Ethics at Sydney Health Ethics and a visiting Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Dr Robertson will be discussing his latest book entitled The First into the Dark – the Hempel Sisters and the Nazi Persecution of the Disabled. We look forward to welcoming Dr Robertson back to Durban for his second visit.

Persona Non-Grata

6 November 2019, 7pm

Film Screening

The DHGC will be partnering with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa for Kristallnacht commemorations this year. We will be screening the film Persona Non-Grata on 6 November 2019. This film details the heroic efforts of Chiune Sempo Sugihara who against the orders of his country, saved 6000 Jews from the Nazis by issuing Japanese visas. Sugihara is honoured at Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Escape Journey Through Japan – The Story of Dora Grynberg

A lecture by Fumiko Ishioka

12 November 2019, 7pm

Fumiko Ishioka is an educator and the Executive Director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, an organisation that teaches children about the dangers of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. She is also the woman behind Hanna’s Suitcase

A few thousand Jews escaped from the German- and Soviet-occupied Poland to the Far East during WW2. Among them was Dora Grynberg from Warsaw, seven-months pregnant, she was determined to give her child a life of freedom. In order to cross international borders , she, her husband Oskar, and other Polish Jewish refugees received rare assistance from representatives of Dutch government-in-exile, and Nazi Germany’s ally, Japan. A remarkable collection of heart-breaking letters exchanged between young mother Dora and her parents left in Europe remind us both of lives lost during the Holocaust and those who courageously survived.

First Into The Dark – Dr Michael Robertson

26 November 2019, 7pm

Book launch

Dr Robertson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Mental Health Ethics at Sydney Health Ethics and a visiting Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Dr Robertson will be discussing his latest book entitled The First into the Dark – the Hempel Sisters and the Nazi Persecution of the Disabled. We look forward to welcoming Dr Robertson back to Durban for his second visit.