Memory Going Global: The Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre in Cape Town

By Albert Lichtblau

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2010

The author reflects on the Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, South Africa and its relation to the Jewish past and present in South Africa. The museum's exhibit reflects a manifestation of the politics of historical remembrance, including a film about Nelson Mandela along with a focus on Jewish activists' involvement in the struggle against apartheid. However, the piece notes that there is no reflection from the Jewish community on past collaboration with the Apartheid regime and the history of bilateral relations between Israel and the apartheid regime. The piece concludes by asserting that the Holocaust Centre of Cape Town reflects the globalization of Holocaust memory and its position within human history.

Topic: Museums and Exhibitions, Memorial, History, International Relations, Shoah, Holocaust

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Spring 2010

Page Number(s): 20-22

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Cape Town, South Africa

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lichtblau, Albert. Memory Going Global: The Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre in Cape Town. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2010: 20-22. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5606


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