Her Father Was on Schindler’s List, Now She Fights Genocide Around the World

Tali Nates has a personal connection to Schindler’s List. On it was the name of her father and uncle, whom Oskar Schindler saved from a Nazi extermination camp.

She is now the director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center in South Africa and we have a fascinating conversation about how the lessons of the Holocaust are applied and learned in post-Apartheid South Africa.

Tali was born in Israel and moved to South Africa before the end of Apartheid. She candidly describes the moral compunction she experienced during that era and how teaching Holocaust history to white south africans became a method of resistance.

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