Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Cape Town Central

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
Get a sense of warn-torn 1940s Europe at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, a memorial complex teaching about life in the ghettos and the horror of the Holocaust. A collection of photographs, films, artifacts, and multimedia presentations in recreated environs narrate the persecution of Jews, Romanis, Slavs, homosexuals, and German clergymen by the Third Reich--but also of a segregated society in general. Archive material and eyewitness accounts attest to the follies of the pseudoscience of race, and illustrate the roots of anti-Semitism and Apartheid. Watch the 20-minute documentary about Holocaust survivors who made their home in Cape Town. In spite of the subject matter, the museum strives to be child-friendly. Arrange to visit Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre and other attractions in Cape Town using our Cape Town road trip website.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • it was really cool to learn about the history of how people were treated, it was really interesting and everyone enjoyed it when i went with my class. the area in which the holocaust museum is situated, is lovely and filled with nature. the people who work there are really kind and really intelligent, they made me question many things and the whole experience was just so interesting.
  • I'm already 25 years old and this week was the first time I've found out that Cape Town has a Holocaust Museum... I played tourist and paid the museum a visit. The security gentleman was so nice and welcoming. Top point to you sir! The receptionists were very nice and gave me little pieces of information about the museum... This is so amazing! Having staff with knowledge about the content of the museum. Top marks! The experience was greatly sad. We'll never what it is like to be tortured and broken like that... The museum offers a great education to people not so familiar with the history of World War II and the reign of Hitler. Proud and honored to have visited.

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