Schindler’s Legacy: Creating South Africa’s Largest Holocaust and Genocide Museum

Date: 12/15/2021
Time: 11:30 am EST
Location: Zoom

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Join Chhange for our December Lunch and Learn featuring Tali Nates, founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC). Tali will discuss her personal journey and the unique case of Holocaust and genocide memory in South Africa, the interwoven legacies of colonialism and Apartheid, and the decade-long journey to create this unique museum.

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Tali Nates is the founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation. She is a historian who lectures internationally on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation and human rights. She has published articles and contributed chapters to many books, among them God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors (2015), Remembering The Holocaust in Educational Settings (2018) and Conceptualizing Mass Violence, Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (2021). In 2010, Tali was chosen as one of the top 100 newsworthy and noteworthy women in South Africa, by the Mail & Guardian. Born to a family of Holocaust survivors, her father and uncle were saved by Oskar Schindler. The rest of the family was murdered.

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