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Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

South Africa, Johannesburg

A place of memory, education and lessons for humanity

The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) tells the story of genocide in the 20th century with a particular focus on the history of the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda.

The Centre’s vision is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued.

This is the first Centre of its kind that brings together the stories of genocide across two continents. The Centre’s mission is to memorialise the victims of the Holocaust and those killed in Rwanda; teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and xenophobia; raise awareness of the evils of genocide; and warn against the dangers to freedom and democracy by keeping silent or being indifferent.

The Centre hosts numerous public events from temporary exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, commemorations and more.

We invite you to explore the new JHGC building, filled with architectural symbolism, designed by renowned architect Lewis Levin and in partnership with the City of Johannesburg.

The Centre’s coffee & gift shop, “Issy’s”, will open mid-2017.


1 Duncombe Rd, cnr Jan Smuts Ave, Forest Town

Opening & Closing Times:

Open: 9am-4pm on weekdays

Limited hours over weekends and public holidays (please call for details).

Entrance is free, donations welcome.