Witnessing Darfur

Winessing Darfur Exhibition The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre will be staging an exhibition entitled “Genocide and Darfur” created by the Aegis Trust from the 15th of December 2020 until the 22nd of January 2021. The exhibition raises awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the...

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Anne Frank: A history for Today

Anne Frank: A history for Today Exhibition The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre will be staging an exhibition entitled "Anne Frank: A history for today" from 15 December 2020 until 22 January 2021. The exhibition created by Anne Frank House explores the life of Anne...

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Debunking Digital Myths

This article was written by Dr Victoria Walden and was originally posted on the Digital Holocaust Memory Project website. Last night, I was very honoured to present some initial ideas related to my research about digital Holocaust memory for The Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre....

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The Liberation of Dachau

Dachau was the first, and longest operating, concentration camp. Built in 1933, just five weeks after Adolf Hitler became the German Chancellor, it initially housed Nazi political opposition. It was in Dachau where the Nazis' political opponents would be exposed to harsh forced labour and...

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Human Rights Day South Africa

Why do we celebrate Human Rights day in South Africa on this day? On 21 March 1960, the president of the Pan African Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe organised a peaceful, countrywide uprising against the pass book (dompas), issued only to those in South Africa who had...

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Memorialisation

Archival Intern Kine Matose explores the emotive topic of memorialisation. Why do we memorialise? We memorialise as a way to show respect and preserve the memory of individuals, whether passed or living, groups of people or events. There are many traditions to honour people: statues, buildings, tombstones,...

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