A ONCE IN A DECADE OPPORTUNITY. The Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) in London will be carrying out a survey of South Africa’s Jewish community early in 2019.
The Kaplan Centre and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre will take a second group of UCT student leaders to Poland and Germany in November 2018 to visit a range of Holocaust and other memorial sites with the intention of exploring how both societies have grappled – and continue to grapple – with very difficult pasts. The tour is made possible by generous sponsorship of Investec. Photo: Ayanda Nxusani.
Rachel Bloch House, home to the Kaplan Centre since 1989, has re-opened after major renovations providing new spaces for study, work, teaching, and exhibitions, as well as an light, airy, and welcoming cafeteria.
UCT invites applications for a study tour for student leaders to Germany and Poland from 24 November – 4 December 2018 that will visit a range of challenging Holocaust and other memorial sites with the intention of exploring how both societies have grappled – and continue to grapple – with very difficult pasts.
"Milton Shain, emeritus professor of history at the University of Cape Town, specializing in the history of Jews and anti-Semitism in South Africa, tells the very different story of a Jewish settlement in the New World."