From dreams to reality

There has seldom in the past been as much international publicity and concern around issues of human rights, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Semitism, racism, prejudice and homophobia, among other similar topics, as there is today across the world.  We – the human race – stand at a compelling crossroads, one which will either reaffirm our belief in man’s essential humanity, or lead to further appalling instances of genocide and bigotry as we condemn unreservedly and attempt to destroy those who are different from us.

SAIN has much pleasure in presenting a talk by Tali Nates, founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, and 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.  As a result, she has dedicated her work, and much of her life, to sharing with and informing people around the world the very significant themes of Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation and human rights.  Tali’s reputation has preceded her, both locally and internationally, and it is our privilege to host her for this remarkable address.

Tali Nates, founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, has lectured internationally on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation and human rights. She has presented at numerous conferences, published many articles and was involved in documentary films. Tali contributed chapters to different books, the latest is God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors. She serves on the Academic Advisory Group of the School of Social Science, Monash University, SA. Tali 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 (2015). She acts as a scholar and leader of Holocaust and Genocide study-tours to Eastern Europe and Rwanda. Tali is one of the founders of ‘Holocaust Survivors Services’ and ‘Rwanda Genocide Survivors Services’ in Johannesburg.

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