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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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Address: 88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 462 5553
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Myself and some friends visited Government Avenue and the Company Gardens this week. While I did not have the time to visit the Centre this time, I did so last year. It is of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Durbanville, South Africa

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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and some friends visited Government Avenue and the Company Gardens this week. While I did not have the time to visit the Centre this time, I did so last year. It is of great interest and, while getting the message across, it does not portray the horrifying and distressing genocides that took place in as graphic detail as it... More 

Thank georgestof
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This one takes you deep into the history of the Holocaust....you leave with more questions than you had before! Go and see for yourself!

Thank mudhoney5
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if history is your thing, obviously not as detailed as the Holocaust centre in Berlin.

Thank Teresa20Norwich
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have been to holocaust museums in Berlin & Budapest so this was nothing new in content or presentation to us. It was however as well presented as any we have seen and therefore worth visiting for anyone with limited knowledge of the subject.

Thank AdrianB144
Colchester, Essex.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We made a point of visiting the Jewish Museum having failed to do so on our earlier visit in 2014. Through my wife's family connections we were both very sensitive to the history recorded in the Holocaust Centre and my wife in particular was very affected by it. The facts and displays are presented un-judgmentally with the unconcealed, yet unstated,... More 

Thank Caribauthor
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting this very important centre is difficult and so moving...it is well worth the visit. The exhibition is so well put together and gives very comprehensive explanations of the rise of the Nazi's and their plans for the "final solution". So disturbing...and so well done! It ends with messages of hope and remembrance from survivors who emigrated to South Africa.

Thank wprincess4
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very well put together exhibition and museum of the horrors of the Holocaust. A fitting tribute to the 6 million Jews killed. Very important for all ages and people to see.

Thank Bergs401
Hull England
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is Cape Towns must see places along with the District 6 Museum. Both need time and second visits to fully appreciate the horror and mans inhumanity to man. Neither must ever be repeated.

Thank KeithGHullEngland
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have visited several times with friends. It has been refurbished and there is a cafe now. But one comes to be reminded of what the Nazis did to the Jewish population of Germany, Poland and adjoining countries and the horrendous cruelty meted out to those whose only crime was to live quietly and work hard. It is to be... More 

Thank Jane W
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Worth seeing, very good exhibits of how Jews came to arrive in So. Africa, and the kinship of the Jews with Nelson Mandela.

Thank Merritt K

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