Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Cape Town Central

Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre works towards creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued. Through our exhibitions, events and workshops we endeavour to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime and the numerous genocides that happened before and since the Holocaust. We do this to highlight the consequences of prejudice and racism in all of its forms, and to draw attention to the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence. Please note: When visiting the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre, please bring along your identification document (ID), drivers license or passport for security purposes.
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Waynegreaves
Scunthorpe, UK153 contributions
Couples
The rollercoaster of emotions one experiences along your journey through the museum is down to the professionalism in the display, layout and information. This is how a museum should be.
Written 4 March 2020
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Sharon H
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions
Although relatively small, it does illustrate in different ways, the Holocaust and geneocide. A dress up station, that allows visitors to dress similar to individuals escaping shtetl life, allows younger visitors a way to 'experience' the message of the museum. The restaurant and gift stores added to the ability to spend time at this museum.
Written 25 February 2020
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Shirley M
London, UK192 contributions
This exhibition about the horrors of the holocaust was done very well . If you get a chance it's well worth a visit
Written 31 December 2019
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BobCScotinWales
Holt, UK277 contributions
Couples
Although giving the Holocaust Centre an Excellent classification, that really does not do justice to this Outstanding record of our past.
The messages are overwhelming and almost too much to absorb. I would suggest that everyone should spend some time to visit this moving presentation of the evidence of historical, and more recent, crimes against humanity.
It will change how you view life and is a reminder that we still have discrimination and intolerance in the world. However, it might inform and shape us in to a more just society.
Written 21 November 2019
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BobsExperience
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
This exhibition is a reminder of the merciless killing of some SIX Million Jews. The Text and Photo Panels portray something of the savagery of the German forces that were indoctrinated by Hitler. These powerful reminders will touch the hearts of every visitor. It must never be allowed again that certain people, nations, or religions should become victims of cruel ideologies. Let the World never forget!
Written 11 November 2019
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Fran R
Zurich, Switzerland372 contributions
it is the same entrance as the Jewish Museum.
stop of the yellow hopp on /off bus
also together with the synagoge.
excellent exhibit
Written 10 November 2019
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CliveV - The Galloping Glutton
Cape Town Central, South Africa413 contributions
The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre is simply mind blowing.
How humanity could stoop to the ghastly, horrific deeds that were done by the nazi's and all other genocide plagues since then, can almost not be comprehended, but unfortunately it is all too true.
Unfortunately, I cannot see humanity ever learning.
It is a crying shame.
Written 3 November 2019
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crosswycke
Boulder, CO597 contributions
I've been to several holocaust museums around the world. This one presented the information in a very interesting way and the progression of events was easy to follow. The presentation was a little more fact driven and a little less emotion wrenching than I was expecting but it's definitely worth visiting.
Written 29 October 2019
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morewierd
Boulder, CO2 937 contributions
WOW........................we have been to Holocaust centers ALL over the world and what is on view here truly rates among the top 5 anywhere in the world.

You owe it to yourself to visit.

I was even happy to make a donation.
Written 16 October 2019
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Winsome66
Johannesburg, South Africa281 contributions
One of the historical places I would like to recommend is the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre, especially to those who love learning about the history of cultures or communities. The South African Jews have a European heritage and many of them were holocaust survivors who have vivid memories of the atrocities committed against Jews, during World War 2. The migration of these survivors and those who took refuge in South Africa, was the beginning of the Jewish Community in South Africa and this community has no doubt enriched the country and contributed to its political, cultural and economic growth.

The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre is an excellent records/documentation/archival venue which provides the public with a rich variety of sources in the form of photos, videos, and other memorabilia. There is also a section in the centre where you can sit down and watch holocaust survivors give their individual stories and experiences.

Also, there is a cafe where you can rest and enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks or a meal. There is also a Jewish Library which you are also welcome to visit. And on the opposite side there is an historical museum. Please note that when you enter the property, you are expected to show your passport or ID to the security guard and your bags will be scanned. Also please remember that the holocaust centre is free but there is fee required for the museum.

Overall a very interesting tour!
Written 8 September 2019
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Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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