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UNIC Pretoria observes International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust with learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp
27 January 2017, Krugersdorp – Over 200 Grade 9 learners from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp today participated in an educational workshop aimed at raising awareness and
honouring victims of the Holocaust.  Learners watched a video about the beginning of the Holocaust as well as the planned implementation to eliminate millions of Jews.

The message of the Secretary-General was conveyed with many asking questions about anti-Semitism and the impact of discrimination. Some learners said that the Holocaust and the policies of Hitler to eliminate a religious group was similar to apartheid that aimed at eliminating a particular race.

Students from Ahmed Timol Secondary School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp participate in a quiz about the Holocaust, SDGs and the United Nations

Learners also participated in a quiz testing their knowledge of the UN and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Arlene Sher, Educator at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre speaks to the pupils about the holocaust

The programme was organized by UNIC Pretoria in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre as well as non-governmental organization, Education Africa.

The interaction by the learners can be viewed on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/unicpretoriaSA/videos/185026855310157/
https://www.facebook.com/unicpretoriaSA/videos/185021291977380/
https://www.facebook.com/unicpretoriaSA/videos/185043865308456/

For further information contact:
Zeenat Abdool, National Information Officer at UNIC Pretoria | E: zeenat.abdool@unic.org | M: +27 (82) 778 8080
Office telephones: +27 12 354 8507/10