Centre-based Programmes

School Groups

We offer a full morning programme for Grade 9 – 12 learners. The learners are challenged to think historically and to draw conclusions from evidence, both written and visual. The study of the Holocaust history resonates for so many of them as they are able to see the relevance to their own South African history and it helps to contextualise the human rights abuses suffered in this country.

Many of the learners comment on the fact that the visit has awakened in them the desire to approach their studies in a factual way, to look at documentation and primary sources and draw conclusions based on critical analysis. In consultation with educators, the exhibition visit can be adapted to address particular needs of the group and to fit their knowledge and skill set.

“This whole exhibition does encourage me to be a better person and fight for what is right.”Learner from Ilingelethu Secondary School.

“I think it is important for people to be able to see things like this as it educates us on the mistakes of the past and helps our generation understand how and why these practices are dangerous and wrong… this exhibit showcases what not to do in the future and how to recognise warning signs of events like this.”Learner from Fairmont High School.

Information and bookings:
Danielle Matchette
+27 (0)21 462 5553
danielle@holocaust.org.za

Educators

As part of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation, the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre is involved with educator training on a national level. A major part of our work is training and supporting educators to teach Holocaust history as part of the National Curriculum. Our workshops expand participants’ knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights, and help them develop their methods of teaching these subjects. The connection to the history of Apartheid is also examined.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences as educators and their strategies to deal with prejudice. During the workshop, they reflect on human rights abuses that are happening today, and through the lens of what they have learned about the Holocaust, they think of constructive ways to deal with challenges such as xenophobia.

This educator training project has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

“One of the best workshops I have attended in a long time. Very informative and the method used was easy to understand. Insightful and interesting. An excellent and inspiring day”Participating educator.

Information and bookings:
Danielle Matchette
+27 (0)21 462 5553
danielle@holocaust.org.za

Adult Groups

We offer specific educational programmes for adult groups, facilitated by our highly-experienced educators. Participants explore topics such as valuing diversity and addressing prejudice in the workplace, using Holocaust and genocide history as a starting point.We have a wealth of experience in conducting adult diversity education, and have done so for a wide range of companies and organisations, including medical and university students, religious groups, corporate organisations and groups from various government sectors.

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