Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre
4.5
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
About
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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Sharon H
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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 February 25, 2020
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ljshorey
Harrisburg, United States283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 to the Jews and other ostracized peoples during the Holocaust. It is a very well done museum and well worth visiting when in Cape Town.
Written June 21, 2018
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Waynegreaves
Scunthorpe, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • 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 March 4, 2020
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sedwards552016
Croydon, UK32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
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. Use of their wifi was refused. We then had to leave. No mention of this was on the Centre's leaflet nor in our guide book. Everywhere we have stayed and visited in Cape town has been mega tourist friendly with staff going out of their way to be kind and helpful. Sadly not the case here.
Written February 14, 2018
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DazzaB777
Johannesburg, South Africa308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
A deep and moving experience as you walk through the corridors of history. Whether you are Jewish or not; a victim of genocide or not you should make a point of going to such museums as they educate us not to repeat the mistakes of the past. The tour guides are knowledgable and the museum is clean and informative. I wouldn't take kids if they are not teenagers yet.
Written December 24, 2015
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BobsExperience
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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 November 11, 2019
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Winsome66
Johannesburg, South Africa288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
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 September 8, 2019
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Sagree
Durban, South Africa132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very informative and well exhibited. Interesting displays with the sequence of events. Has a coffee shop to enjoy a cuppa afterwards to reflect.
Written January 16, 2019
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mitchfromdenver
Aurora, CO43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Jewish museum is filled with art and personal artifacts of Jewish residents of South Africa. This is a great exposure to man's inhumanity to man during WWII and is a great comparative lesson of how the Dutch treated local people during Apartheid after that war. They have a delicious Kosher restaurant on site, too.
Written December 10, 2018
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Geckoland
South Africa231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
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.
Written July 10, 2018
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