South Africa gallows site becomes museum, memorial

130 anti-apartheid activists among some 3,500 executed

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Ms. Khumalo said she embraced the museum project, speaking with the families of those hanged instead of delegating the emotional job.

“I cried with those people,” Ms. Khumalo said. “We were reopening wounds for them.”

She said the goal was to offer closure to the families and to society a chance to confront the wounds of the past and then move on.

“I know South Africans are forgiving,” Ms. Khumalo said. “We need to help each other carry out this journey of remembrance.”

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