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“Sad place”

South African Jewish Museum
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$65.64*
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Sad place”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

There are a few stirring moments -- a film in which Mandela talks respectfully about the Jewish community is particularly poignant, as are sound bites by Jews discussing their views on apartheid. Downstairs, reached via a fantastic spiral staircase, is a digital repository of Jewish identity and family trees

Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great place, worth the trip”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really enjoyed this place, a definate if it rains whilst your there, the cafe is ok as well and its close to all the other museums

Visited August 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Moving to say the least”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

A trip that will stick in your mind forever. Makes one remember how we should live in harmony. A lot of moving stories to tell. Good audio visuals

Visited August 2013
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Scotland
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautifully presented”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

This museum is light and airy yet well laid out with lots of details. Very interesting background to the history of the Jews in South Africa. The Halocaust section is, of course, traumatic but well thought through and presented. Provoking links made with the rise of the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s, (with the consequences), and the parallel Apartheid regime in South Africa up to the 1980s. A must visit if you have a few hours to spend on a rainy day.

Visited August 2013
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maryland
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90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very Nice Museum Worth a Visiting”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Jewish immigrants were central to the development and modern history of South Africa. This outstanding museum is a small gem and can be appreciated by all interested in the history of South Africa between the late 19th century and the end of Apartheid. Special treat is the visit to the beautiful 1905 built synagogue also in the grounds.

Visited August 2013
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