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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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Established  1999
Director  Richard Freedman
Founded  1999
Type  Holocaust museum
Phone  +27 21 462 5553
Cape Town Holocaust Centre
Location  88 Hatfield St, Cape Town, South Africa
Address  88 Hatfield St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Hours  Closed now Wednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–2PMSaturdayClosedSunday10AM–5PMMonday10AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PM
Similar  Koopmans‑de Wet House, Chavonnes Battery, District Six Museum, South African National, Rhodes Memorial

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The Cape Town Holocaust Centre began as Africa's first Holocaust centre. The facility is one of three centres established by the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation. The other two are located in Johannesburg and Durban. It is in the Albow centre in Gardens, central Cape Town, South Africa. They aim to bring to light stories of the survivors and ensure that the atrocities of the Holocaust are not forgotten. The museum boasts a permanent exhibition that combines text, archival photographs, film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments. They also offer educational programs of many kinds, for groups such as students or educators. The Holocaust is taught within a South African context; lessons on racism and the apartheid are mixed together.


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Tourist Information

The Centre is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Sunday-Thursday and 10-2 on Friday. Admission is free. Visitors can contact the centre at 021-462 5553 or [email protected]


The permanent exhibition is made up of three different galleries. The first is dedicated to Racism and Discrimination, the second to the Third Reich and the third to Ghettos. Racism and Discrimination (Gallery 1) includes the following sections:

  • Racism
  • Antisemitism in South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Collection on The Final Solution
  • Collection on Rescue, Resistance and liberation
  • The Third Reich (Gallery 2) includes

  • Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust
  • Germany and the rise of Nazism 1919-1933
  • The Third Reich 1933-1939
  • The power of propaganda (masses)
  • The power of propaganda (youth)
  • Antisemitic policies
  • They too were victims
  • The Nazi concentration camp universe
  • Nazi camps
  • Seeking refuge
  • Kristallnacht-The night of broken glass
  • Nazism engulfs the Jews of Europe
  • Collection on Deportation and the Death Camps
  • Collection on Seeking Justice
  • Ghettos (Gallery 3) includes

  • Segregation and isolation
  • The Warsaw Ghetto
  • Mass murder begins
  • Highlights Include:

  • Collection on Anne Frank
  • 20 minute video of Local survivors' Testimony
  • Patrons

  • Justice Richard J Goldstone
  • Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  • Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
  • Professor Jonathan Jansen
  • Desmond M Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Trustees

  • Gerald Diamond
  • Gerald Leissner
  • Ann Harris
  • Myra Osrin
  • Lew Heilbron
  • Prof Milton Shain
  • Prof Michael Katz
  • (Chairman) Mervyn Smith
  • Mary Kluk
  • Stephen Smith (UK)
  • Philip Krawitz
  • References

    Cape Town Holocaust Centre Wikipedia

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