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Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

The JHGC, in partnership with the City of Johannesburg, moved into its iconic new building of memory, education and lessons for humanity in mid-2016. Our permanent exhibition is still under construction and expected to be completed in 2018, which will officially mark the opening of the Centre. However, we are open to visitors during weekdays and select Sundays for tours and special events.

Vision and Mission

The JHGC seeks to raise awareness of the evils of genocide with a particular focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; to serve as a memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, all victims of Nazi Germany and the estimated 800,000 Tutsi victims of the Genocide in Rwanda; and to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia and xenophobia and the dangers of indifference, apathy, and silence to freedom and democracy.

The JHGC is a not-for-profit educational institution and our expenses are covered through donations and partnerships with individuals, foundations, corporations, embassies and national and international government and non-government organisations.