Former Rivonia Trialist and long-term political prisoner, Denis Goldberg, will introduce the “Forgotten Liberators” exhibition at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on Sunday, on the eve of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s 88th birthday.
The exhibition is sub-titled, “Third World in World War Two”.
It presents a decolonised history of the Second World War, acknowledging the six million Jews who died in the holocaust as well as the 20 million others including gay and lesbian people, gypsies, communists, black people and Third World conscripts who lost their lives opposing the racism of Nazi Germany.
The exhibition is the product of more than 20 years of research conducted by a group of scientists and journalists based in Cologne, Germany. It was previously exhibited at the Steve Biko Centre in King Williams Town.
On Monday, influential Zimbabwean-born businessman and philanthropist, Strive Masiyiwa, will deliver the 9th Annual Desmond Tutu Lecture.