“Creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued” – These words capture the mission statement of the Durban Holocaust Centre and embody the spirit of our efforts over the past few years.
We are first and foremost a place of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazism, but we also engage in public outreach programmes about the Holocaust, human rights abuses and contemporary genocides.
Opened in March 2009, the DHC recently relocated to much larger and more sophisticated premises in 2011, and the more expansive exhibition, media and seminar spaces facilitated our ever-growing educational program.
Last year alone, the DHC saw over 4 000 learners participate in our three and a half hour workshops and we are continuously running educator seminars where teachers form across the province are trained in how to teach the subject of the Holocaust, a key part of the National Curriculum, to various grades.
The DHC Gift Shop
The DHC Gift Shop, based at the stylish Circle Caf9; at the Durban Holocaust Centre, is brimming with exclusive, distinctive and elegant gifts and accessories to cater for any special occasion or just to treat a loved one. From the gorgeous jewellery and Judaica to the beautiful homeware, crockery and stationery, the shop boasts a variety of proudly South African treasures and is even a stockist of the much sought after Wonki Ware Range. Our shop provides a gift wrapping service for that extra special touch and even offers a convenient and efficient delivery service.
We invite all our friends who wish to contribute to sustaining and supporting our invaluable initiatives to make use of the wonderful DHC Gift Shop, whose proceeds go to keeping the DHC resourced and active. Feel free to call us on 031 368-1766 to place any orders, arrange delivery or find out more about our stock.
The Circle Caf9
After indulging in some DHC-supporting retail therapy, why not sample a delicious coffee or tea and the sumptuous milchik delights at the Circle Caf9 next door? Relaxing in the cool Circle Caf9 overlooking our tranquil Garden of Remembrance, an oasis in the bustling city beachfront area, is fast becoming a favourite place to be in Durban. With free WIFI access, the Caf9 and DHC Shop are a fantastic place to be for those who need to stay in touch and online!
More information about the Durban Holocaust Centre can be found at the official website here.