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Aleks’ story

Aleks' story My name is Aleks, I study Sinology and Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna and I am going to be an intern in the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Center for the next year.  I remember very vividly that the importance of learning about...

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Aria’s Journey

Aria's Journey My name is Aria Askari and I am completing a masters in History and German Philology at the University of Vienna.  I mostly grew up in Vienna and have strong family ties to Graz in southern Styria, but also spent significant parts of my childhood...

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The Wannsee Conference

The Wannsee Conference Image: "The Final Solution" section of the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre's permanent exhibition. The Wannsee Conference, held in Berlin in January 1942, was the last step in transforming the concept of the “Final Solution” which was the codename for the annihilation of...

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Debunking Digital Myths

This article was written by Dr Victoria Walden and was originally posted on the Digital Holocaust Memory Project website. Last night, I was very honoured to present some initial ideas related to my research about digital Holocaust memory for The Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre....

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The Liberation of Dachau

Dachau was the first, and longest operating, concentration camp. Built in 1933, just five weeks after Adolf Hitler became the German Chancellor, it initially housed Nazi political opposition. It was in Dachau where the Nazis' political opponents would be exposed to harsh forced labour and...

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Human Rights Day South Africa

Why do we celebrate Human Rights day in South Africa on this day? On 21 March 1960, the president of the Pan African Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe organised a peaceful, countrywide uprising against the pass book (dompas), issued only to those in South Africa who had...

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Memorialisation

Archival Intern Kine Matose explores the emotive topic of memorialisation. Why do we memorialise? We memorialise as a way to show respect and preserve the memory of individuals, whether passed or living, groups of people or events. There are many traditions to honour people: statues, buildings, tombstones,...

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