South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Full Interview

Horst Kleinschmidt interviewed by Julie Frederikse
October 12, 2004 Durban, South Africa.


Horst Kleinschmidt was a child of missionaries working in South Africa. He worked with the African National Congress in various capacities and also was involved with the Christian Institute. He fled the countries under threat of arrest and worked for the Defense and Aid Fund (IDAF) in London, which provided considerable financial support to activists needing legal support and to their families, for which it had to operate largely in secret. He returned to South Africa after Nelson Mandela’s release in 1990.


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