Namibian project team launches educational initiative on the Holocaust and genocide
With the support of UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), a team of Namibian educators from the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) has developed an impactful project in support of education about the Holocaust and genocide in Namibia.
To kick off the project, the team inaugurated the USHMM traveling exhibition entitled “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” on 24 April 2019 at the Gallery of the Namibian Arts Association in Windhoek. The event was attended by students, lecturers, and staff from the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) and representatives of the UNESCO Office in Windhoek. The exhibition was brought to Namibia on an initiative of the MAN and the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, with the support of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the USHMM. It explores the Nazi regime’s pseudo “Science of Race” and its implications for medical ethics and social responsibility and challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.
You can read more about the project and the exhibition here.