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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
AdrianB144
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Solihull, United Kingdom

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Colchester, Essex.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hull England
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank KeithGHullEngland
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

i am jewish so we must to do this on our visit to cape town. museum of course is sad to do, but museum very well put together.

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Thank rochelleparis
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's the second time I'm going there. Every time, it's better. They had a special conference going on on that day. Enriching and at the same time quit depressing. I recommend to whomever is interested in European history.

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Atlantida Department, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were greeted by helpful docents who were so knowledgeable and happy to guide us thru the exhibits...The synagogue is beautiful....word of warning--the cafe is the complex isn't very good....

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