The Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre runs an annual art and writing project for high school learners in the Western Cape.
Our hope is that the project will facilitate a greater understanding of the need to protect human rights and freedom of expression. We would like the project to serve as a catalyst in empowering participants to each find their voice in resisting injustices within their own environment.
We hope that it will give participants the opportunity to learn about resistance to Nazi oppression during the Holocaust, as well as to consider what relevance this history has for a South African in 2023.
The competition is aimed at encouraging cross-curricular study. Educators may choose to use the topics of the project as an activity for learners’ portfolios.
The Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre will have an online exhibition of digital media, artworks and writing pieces submitted to the project. Learners will be able to collect their submissions after the run of the exhibition.
This year’s theme:
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AS A LENS FOR REMEMBRANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
The 2023 entries close on Friday 28 July at 2pm and the Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday 13 August.