Please see below information on our latest temporary exhibitions open to the public:

 

Historical scene: German chancellor Willy Btrandt knees in front of the monument in the former Jewish ghetto of Warsaw on the 7th of December in 1970, which is dedicated to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in April 1943. Brandt conquered the hearts of the intellectual Polish people and laid the foundation stone for the German-Polish reconciliation. By this gesture, he managed to evoke confidence in the country, in which the Germans had killed six million inhabitants, more than half of them Jews, during World War II. On the same day, which is considered as turning point in the German-Polish relationship, Willy Brandt signed Warsaw Treaty, with which Germany acknowledged the Oder-Neisse line as Western Polish border.Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation and the University of Leeds

This exhibition is the product of a year long Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project led by Professor Stuart Taberner, investigating how Germany has come to terms with its past, and encouraging visitors to ask questions about how we remember the past. What do we remember, how do we remember, and why do we remember? The exhibition focuses on Germany after 1945, but we hope that visitors will be able to make the exhibition relevant to the ways their own societies are facing up to other pasts – and presents – that may still be unresolved.

 

 

in_whom_can_we_trust_gay_holocaust_exhibitionIn Whom Can I Still Trust?
South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

The SAHGF exhibition (in partnership with curator Klaus Muller) has travelled around the country and is once again back in Johannesburg. The exhibition looks at the history of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The SAHGF and the Gay and Lesbian Archive (GALA) developed additional panels that examine the history of homophobia under Apartheid and the struggle for equality. It also developed some innovative panels on what is happening in South Africa and Africa at present on these issues.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 11.07.25 AMWeights & Measures: Portraits of Justice (Ends 30 April)
By Artist Bradley McCallum 

Weights and Measures is a socially engaged public art project, conceived by Bradley McCallum, which examines international justice through large-scale oil paintings of defendants, photographs of justice practitioners and audio installations of witnesses and victims while making visible the current negotiations between African states and international justice efforts. McCallum’s exhibition presents a proposition – portraiture can effectively open a space to discuss the underlying issues central to genocide, human rights abuses and contribute to restorative justice efforts.