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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 5553
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History is important

I visited the museum some time ago and found it informative and interesting. It is important to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geckoland
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South Africa
Well worth the visit

We visited this museum after the Jewish History Museum, with was a good way to do it. First, we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda S
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Harrisburg, United States
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“jewish museum” (10 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 462 5553
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum some time ago and found it informative and interesting. It is important to remember the history of unpleasantness and learn from it and how we can stop these acts from happening again.

Thank Geckoland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum after the Jewish History Museum, with was a good way to do it. First, we learned about when and why Jewish people came to South Africa and how they participated in the country's life. Then, we were reminded of what happened...More

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

As all other Holocaust Museums, it's not an easy experience to visit Cape Town Holocaust Centre. But it's a must, since no one should forget what happened in WW II. The center is located near the synagogue and Jewish museum so I assume that most...More

Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is part of the Jewish museum complex. It told you about the holocaust and the terrible things that happened including the concentration camps. There wasn’t a lot about South Africa in general during the war but it was still an interesting place to visit....More

Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is the history of WW2 and what happen to the Jewish people and must see and highly recommended Most enjoyable

Thank mikeaJ3743LD
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The museum ranks among the best of the smaller holocaust museum. It takes you back in time and to view the autrocities of the 1940. It is available for group experiences. You can also visit the SA Jewish museum which also incorporates various exhibitions and...More

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

a very heart wrenching morning walking through the Holocaust imagery, so much pain and suffering, so senseless

Thank LanyO
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Beware. We went to the museum this morning and were asked for passport or driving licence ID before entering. We had neither on us. I asked if a photo of my husband's driving licence on my phone would suffice but needed wifi to access it....More

1  Thank sedwards552016
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

a very interesting exhibit using photos artifacts and docents to help navigate the area went with a muslim guide who was very interested in the stories and exhibits and who stated she learned a lot

Thank rs122299
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the Holocaust Centre for the first time today. Excellent display and multimedia used very effectively. Both my 10 and 13 year old girls were captivated and paid close attention, asked questions and were able to read and comprehend the powerful message. The interviews with...More

Thank WandavdB
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