South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation

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South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation

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  • South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation

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The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (SAHGF) was established in 2007 by the Board of Trustees of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. It provides the educational and philosophical direction for the three Holocaust Centres in South Africa: the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Each centre serves as a space for memory and learning, to serve as a memorial to the victims of Nazism; to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and homophobia; and to promote an understanding of the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence.The SAHGF raises historical awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides across the world and uses the platform to focus on human rights issues in contemporary society. Through these efforts, the SAHGF aims to help address the issues of racism, antisemitism, bigotry and marginalization which still plague post-Apartheid South Africa, and to promote social activism.


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