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South African Jewish Museum

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South African Jewish Museum

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88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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exvery wrote a review Oct. 2020
23 contributions1 helpful vote
This was so well set up, we chose to visit from the tour bus. We visited the holocaust memorial and it was such an eye opener. Very good and accurate information. You can spend hours in here just reading and observing the primary sources supplied here. Definitely worth a visit and the lady at the front was so lovely and informative.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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caea wrote a review Oct. 2020
Germany20 contributions
Shocking reminder of how horrible human beings can be.. The holocaust museum shocked me and reminded me of what a nasty history our recent European history has been. It also reminded me what heroes our grandparents and forefathers were for fighting against this madness. My deepest sympathies with all Jews everywhere. Jeremy Castillo, Malta 🇲🇹
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NSBDolphin wrote a review Jun. 2020
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The Museum is a must-see, and our walk through the Company Gardens to get there was a delight. The Museum not only has large display rooms, but also a historic synagogue, a Holocaust Museum, a goft shop, and a lovely cafe. We went twice in the week we were in Cape Town--there was so much to see!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CanadianTraveler1948 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Toronto, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a true gem, even if you're not Jewish. That such a small community has committed so much to tell their story in this country is quite amazing. Yes, there is a tortured history to be told being part of the white settler community that built the country into its preeminence in Africa, though tainted with years of Apartheid where many of its members fought the dominant Boer whites for the equity of Blacks and Coloureds. The adjacent Holocaust Centre also tells the story of this horror in a relatable way on behalf of the families who were affected directly by relatives left behind in Europe, or by survivors who came down to South Africa after WW2. My only criticism is getting into the museum itself. There is no entrance off the Company Garden and thus requires a walk to the end of the Gardens and around the back...then there's the guardhouse and security, though unfortunately in this world as necessity given attacks on Jewish sites in too many countries. Still worth all this effort and a couple of hours time (even if you're not Jewish).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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laficabella wrote a review Feb. 2020
montreal165 contributions104 helpful votes
The compound includes synagogues, a holocaust museum, which also addresses the effects of apartheid, and the museum itself, which tells the history of the Lithuanian jews in Capetown, and also houses a fabulous Netsuke collection. It is fairly close to Parliament, and you can get an overview of life in Capetown for immigrants. It is an excellent place to start your informative journey of the history of Capetown, and South Africa.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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