Tali Nates, founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, was born to a family of Holocaust survivors.
Her father and uncle were both saved by Oskar Schindler but the rest of the family perished.
Nates spoke about genocide and holocaust, remembrance and what it means.
She has urged society to remember and learn from history so we don’t repeat the same mistakes.
“The necessity for the centre came about as a result of the national curriculum for grades 9 and 11 which includes Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and suggested links to the Genocide in Rwanda. The centre is committed to assisting the education department, schools and educators with the implementation of its human rights curriculum through educator training, learner workshops and resource materials.”
The centre along with its sister centres in Cape Town and Durban, form the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.
The three centres are associated with over 300 organisations and institutions worldwide engaged in Holocaust and Genocide education and remembrance Including the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and the Alliance Against Genocide.
Listen Tali Nates, founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre spoke about genocide and the holocaust.
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