politics and contemporary history

From the trenches of the Marne to the Hills of Rwanda

Reflections on 100 years of war, genocide and mass violence

Series of Events
11.11. - 10.12.2014
Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town
A series of lectures, films and panel discussions to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War; the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the 20th commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that targeted the Tutsi minority.


The Goethe-Institut presents:

Holocaust Memorial - Discussion with Ulrich Herbert
Völkermord und Volksgemeinschaft: The German society during the Nazi dictatorship
When: 16.11., 15H30
Where: Goethe-Institut

Film screenings - series of films on the topic of war and mass violence
When: 21.11. - 27.11.
Where: The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Theatre - Ukutshona ko Mendi… Did We Dance
(The Sinking of the Mendi)
When: 25.11. - 30.11.
Where: Soweto Theatre

Presented by
Alliance Francaise, British Council, EUNIC, Goethe-Institut, IFAS, Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, SAHA, Belgian Embassy, Bioscope, Con Hill, Ditsong, Instituto Camões, Italian Cultural Institute, Lilleslief, UNISA, Wits University.

For more information on the commemorative events, please email
Mail Symbolinfo@buz.co.za

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