Holocaust Museums & Memorials Around the World, A Series


Monthly Series, dates listed below
Online Program
Free to attend

In coordination with the special exhibition, Stories of Survival, on view October 27, 2021 to February 27, 2022, we are pleased to embark on a new innovative series that explores Holocaust Museums & Memorials around the World.

Tali Nates, Founder and Director of the Johannesburg Genocide & Holocaust Centre will introduce us to Museum historians, experts, and contemporary witnesses in 10 different regions. We will travel virtually to explore the history behind museum exhibits, discuss the nature of memory and memorials, and discover how the world remembers and honors the lives lost during the Holocaust and other genocides.

Register through our partner, Classroom Without Borders, for this monthly series that will run all year-long at no-cost to you.


November 18 at 1pm: Memory, Memorials and Museums of the Holocaust and the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda: A view from the African Continent

Join us for a series of panel discussions in our new monthly series on Holocaust Museums and Memorials Around the World! Together, we will consider the complexity of lived memory versus historical memory with a panel of experts:

  • Owen Griffiths is President of the Island Hebrew Congregation of Mauritius and has dedicated his life to preserve the relatively unknown Jewish history during World War II and the Holocaust in Mauritius.
  • Mary Kluk is the Founder and Director of the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre and the National Vice-President of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies
  • Freddy Mutanguha is currently the Executive Director of Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial, and a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
  • Tali Nates is founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.
  • Myra Osrin is the founder of the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre and Trustee of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation

Past events in this series:

September 23 at 2pm: Generation to Generation: The Evolution of Memorialization

Join us for the first panel discussion in our new monthly series on Holocaust Museums and Memorials Around the World! Together, we will consider the complexity of lived memory versus historical memory with a panel of experts:

  • Dr. Michael Berenbaum is a highly-regarded writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and historical films, specializing in the Holocaust.
  • Dr. Stephen D. Smith, is the Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and an adjunct Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California.
  • Tali Nates is founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.
  • James E. Young is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

October 25 at 2pm: Remembering the killing sites 80 years later

Join us for a series of panel discussions in our new monthly series on Holocaust Museums and Memorials Around the World! Together, we will consider the complexity of lived memory versus historical memory with a panel of experts:

  • Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Professor of History and Professor of German Studies at Brown University.
  • Faina Kukliansky is Chairperson of the Jewish (Litvak) community of Lithuania, and Advocate and Chairperson of the Jewish community of Vilnius.
  • Tali Nates is founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.
  • Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt has taught at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture since 1987 and is an internationally recognized authority on the history of Auschwitz.

Thank you to our programming partner: Classrooms Without Borders

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Date

Nov 18 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm