Our Permanent Exhibition

Holocaust & Genocide in the 20th Century

This uniquely curated exhibition explores the history of the Holocaust and genocide in the 20th century through a thematic lens. Visitors explore history and moral choices through the personal voices of various role players – victims, perpetrators, resisters, rescuers, bystanders and others. The exhibition urges visitors to reflect on lessons from these histories and apply them to their own lives.

Read more about our Permanent Exhibition.

Current Temporary Exhibition

'Complicit Victim: On the Margin of the Shoah' by Joe Turpin

Open until 30 September

In 2020, artist Joe Turpin was invited to a residency in Dakar, Senegal, to produce artwork in response to the recently uncovered history of the Sebikotane concentration camp, run by the Vichy French Regime during WWII.

During his time in Senegal Joe produced seven artworks; an eighth artwork “Common Nature” was created for this exhibition. Each work has a story behind it, inspired by historical events, archive records, and real or imagined stories. The works link to history, antisemitism, and colonial oppression at Sebikotane Camp, and bring to light information on this unknown history in a creative way. 

Gusen: Granite & Death, Memory & Oblivion

Opens 6 September

Originally installed in 2017 with support from the Embassy of Poland, the main aim of this exhibition is to restore the collective memory and commemorate the victims of the former Nazi German Concentration Camp, Gusen.  Labelled as a “Grade III camp” with the toughest conditions and the least chance of survival, over 35,000 prisoners were murdered there from 27 different nations. 

Babyn (Babi) Yar Exhibition

Opens 9 September

This exhibition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar Massacre in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine. 

Exhibitions Available on Loan

South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation Exhibitions

Download our brochure of available SAHGF exhibitions to loan and use for educational programmes. Contact delca@jhbholocaust.co.za or
+27-11-640-3100 for loaning fees.