Current Exhibitions at the JHGC
A Decolonised History of the Third World in World War II
15 January - 23 March 2018
Our latest temporary exhibition in partnership with Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. The exhibition refocuses the WWII narrative on Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America; regions from which more soldiers fought than from all of Europe combined.
Holocaust & Genocide Memory in Africa
27 March - 29 April
Jewish photographic documentarian Jono David showcases 44 images from his 4-year project documenting Jewish life, culture, and history in 30 African countries. These photographs speak to remembrance, hope, and tolerance. The exhibition features anecdotal narrations and “Jewish African Voices” — video commentaries from people across the Jewish African world.
Holocaust & Genocide
This traveling version of our core exhibition, explores genocide and human rights, as well as the Holocaust and 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Featuring 34 panels of content created exclusively for the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, as well as our educational programmes.
In Whom Can I Still Trust?
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation Redesigned and developed for South Africa, this exhibition makes use of archival photographs and personal testimonies to relate historical narratives to the prejudices still facing homosexuals today. The exhibition highlights the largely untold history of the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany. Additional panels highlight the progress made in ensuring the protection of sexual minorities in South Africa.
Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in the Global Context
Leeds University (UK), SAHGF, UK National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of Free State (SA). This exhibition is the product of a year long Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project led by Professor Stuart Taberner, investigating how Germany has come to terms with its past, and encouraging visitors to ask questions about how we remember the past. The exhibition focuses on Germany after 1945, but we hope that visitors will be able to make the exhibition relevant to the ways their own societies are facing up to other pasts – and presents – that may still be unresolved.
Janusz Korczak - Reformer of the World
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation The exhibition tells the inspiring story of Janusz Korczak (1879-1942), the Polish-Jewish doctor, writer and educator, one of the world’s first advocates of children’s rights, who devoted his life to the needs and plight of children, regardless of nationality or religion.
Raoul Wallenberg – Man Amidst Inhumanity
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation The exhibition tells the inspiring story of Raoul Wallenberg, an architect and businessman appointment to the Swedish diplomatic mission in Nazi-occupied Budapest in June 1944. He issued protective Swedish passports and through his efforts tens of thousands of Jews were saved from deportation to Nazi killing centres.
The Holocaust: Lessons for Humanity
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation This 16-panel exhibition covers the history and moral choices of the Holocaust.