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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 5553
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Very disappointed.

Beware. We went to the museum this morning and were asked for passport or driving licence ID before... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sedwards552016
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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part of the jewish museum complex

a very interesting exhibit using photos artifacts and docents to help navigate the area went with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rs122299
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Merrick, New York
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank sedwards552016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We walked from our hotel on a Sunday morning, and arrived too late for the early orthodox Jewish service, but after waiting until it opened, we were luck enough to see the inside of the synagogues as well as the museum. The museum was very...More

Thank KJFXKE77
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This place is an important tribute and memorial to the heinous crimes committed by the Nazis. I recommend to all, those who are well aware and those who are not of what took place during the holocaust to visit. Well done to the people of...More

Thank JayBeeZee
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This wonderful centre is not only about the Holocaust but about the "old South Africa too". Not only is this a world class Centre, but entrance is just by donation only. It certainly is worth a visit whether youre Jewish or not

Thank divacape
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited dozens of Holocaust Memorials and museums, this one is a top tier production. Sensitive, honest, soul crushing explanations are done with local perspectives too. It sets up a moral dilemma when visiting Robben Island and being told how terrible things were there..... struggles...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited today 23rd Oct 2017. What I liked best was the photo’s showing real people during the holocaust, this brings it home to you as you can see in their faces that they suffered greatly at the hands of the SS and the Nazi’s...More

Thank SharonNigel2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Well-focused on the South African experience and relationship to the Holocaust. Well-worth the time.

Thank Bucky1836
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Why is it that most people seem to deride the Jews...and to this day in France and Germany especially, cemetaries are desecrated frequently by vandals bent on denigrating the Jewish way of life and faith...I do not know...but this museum is a wondrous symbol of...More

Thank Jane W
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