Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Cape Town Holocaust Centre
Serving as a place of remembrance for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945 when over six million Jews were murdered, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre lies on ‘Museum Mile’ in the centre of the city.
Where? 88 Hatfield Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
When? Sundays to Thursdays from 10h00 to 17h00.
Fridays from 10h00 to 13h00.
Closed on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.
How? Call telephone +27 (0)21 462-5553
Fundamental to the exhibits is the horror of racist ideology and the triumph of the human spirit whilst the inherent message teaches about the consequences of prejudice, racism and discrimination.
Very obvious parallels with the injustices of apartheid are drawn by the exhibition, which highlights racial intolerance.
The Holocaust Centre’s permanent exhibition is a series of text and photo panels, film footage, multimedia displays, archival documents and recreated environments that include a look at the ghettos of the Third Reich, death camps, rescue and liberation and include local survivors’ testimony – a 20-minute video and photo display tell the story of these survivors, who made their home in Cape Town.
Nazism was driven by a racist ideology and the centre brings home to all of its visitors in an incredibly visual and shocking manner the horror of mass deaths brought about because of conflict in the name of race, religion and ideology – a warning to us all.
The Cape Town Holocaust Centre lies on the first floor of the Albow Centre, Hatfield Street in Cape Town, close to the SA Museum, SA Library and the SA National Gallery.