Tali Nates

Tali Nates


  • Colonial legacy, Culture of memory, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Johannesburg (South Africa)

Tali Nates is a South African historian, the founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. She is a historian who lectures internationally on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation and human rights. Tali headed the curatorial team of the permanent exhibition at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. She has presented at many conferences including at the United Nations in New York (2016). Tali is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar (2014-2017) as well as the first Summer Education Academy of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy (2016). She published many articles and contributed chapters to different books, among them God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors (2015) and Remembering The Holocaust in Educational Settings (2018). Tali serves on the Academic Advisory Group of the School of Social and Health Sciences, Monash University (IIEMSA), South Africa. She was chosen as one of the top 100 newsworthy and noteworthy women in South Africa (Mail & Guardian) and was awarded the KIA Community Service Award. Tali acts as a scholar and leader of Holocaust and Genocide study-tours to Eastern Europe and Rwanda and was one of the founders of ‘Holocaust Survivors Services’ and ‘Rwanda Genocide Survivors Services’ in Johannesburg. Born to a family of Holocaust survivors, Tali’s father and uncle were saved by Oskar Schindler.

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