Dialogue, education and memory: the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

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Every part of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre speaks to deep discomfort and immeasurable horror but yet the building and the curatorial decisions display sensitivity, intimacy, reflection and contemplation.  A quote at the end of the exhibition space sums up the aim of this primarily educational institution: I have told you this story not […]

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Temporary Exhibition at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre until 17th November

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The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre opened in March 2019. A long time in the making this is an impressive addition to Johannesburg’s private and corporate museums/galleries/educational centres. There’s a post coming on the Centre itself. This is just an alert for a temporary exhibition showing in the Hall of Light on the top floor, […]

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#Jozi Walks 2019

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#JoziWalks2019 The month of May sees a couple of annual special events. One of them is the week-end of #JoziWalks when local Joziburgers host unique walking tours to discover different communities across the city. This year they are happening on the week-end of the 18th and 19th May.  2019 saw 35 applications (a 30% increase […]

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A dozen spectacular viewing points in Jozi

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Secret Johannesburg  Some time back I purchased the gem of a book called Secret Johannesburg by Lisa Johnston and Claire Bell. These two photo-authors have gone on a treasure hunt through Joburg and its surrounds, and have found 93 little known objects, sights or sites.  It’s really beautifully researched with fascinating histories and contexts and […]

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