Vision and Mission

The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued.


The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation strives to further Holocaust education in order to:

  • Support the building of a human rights culture and to encourage respect for diversity
  • Develop an understanding of the past so that the moral and ethical issues raised can be instructive in dealing with
    contemporary human rights abuses, for example, xenophobia, racism and bigotry
  • Teaches about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and homophobia,
    and the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence
  • Encourage social activism and a greater individual responsibility to building the community
  • Encourage empathy and compassion and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human


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