Current Exhibitions at the JHGC
Letters of Loss & Refuge:
One Family's Story in the Shadow of the Holocaust
3 May - 6 June
Developed by the South African Jewish Museum, the exhibition draws from a collection of letters, written over a period of 40 years, by Rudolf Schwab, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who found sanctuary in South Africa in 1936. Discovered in a garage in Johannesburg in 2009, 38 years after Rudolf's death, his letters are one of the largest Holocaust related letter collections ever found.
Killing the Other
Photojournalists Alon Skuy and James Oatway
17 May - 1 July
The exhibition commemorates 10 years since the devastating May 2008 outbreak of xenophobic violence that swept through South Africa, leaving over 60 dead. "Killing the Other" documents the continued flare ups of xenophobic violence from 2008 up until the present day. The photographs form a visual documentation of the terrible, senseless brutality of xenophobia, and serve as both a reminder to never forget and a call to action to stop this from happening again.
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.