The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation Archive (SAHGF Archive) is committed to the identification, preservation and increased accessibility of available Holocaust-era documentation and artefacts in Southern Africa.
It is also committed to curating an archive that demonstrates evidence of the unchecked prejudice and discrimination that manifested in the Shoah, as well as the catastrophic global reach of Nazism and the full extent of its global reach in Africa.
The then Heritage Project was established under the auspices of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (CTHC) in 2011. Originally the archival project centred around the archival holdings amassed by the Centre since its establishment in 1999. In 2014, the CTHC entered into a partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries Special Collections. Since then, UCT Special Collections has provided the archive with specialized physical storage space, ongoing professional development as well as access to their world class archival platform. In 2016, the project took on a national scope with the inclusion of material from the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre (DHGC), and was renamed the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation Archive.
In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this archival project.