Cape Town Holocaust Centre

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre was established in 1999, and in 2007 expanded into the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Foundation following the introduction of the study of the Holocaust in the National High School Curriculum.

The centre raises awareness of the Holocaust history, other genocides and human right issues. The centre houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the Holocaust through texts, archival photographs, film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments. It also holds a section on the pseudo-science of the race that led to antisemitism and the institutionalised racism of Apartheid.


Please note When visiting the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, please bring along your ID, drivers license or passport for security purposes.
Marvel at The moving 20-minute documentary that tells the story of how Holocaust survivors made their home in Cape Town.
Good to know On the same campus, but dedicated to preserving the history of the Jewish diaspora is the South African Jewish Museum, opened by the late President Nelson Mandela in 2000. Also on the campus in South Africa’s first, oldest and surely grandest synagogue.

Cape Town Holocaust Centre
Opening times Sundays – Thursdays, 10am5pm
Fridays, 10am2pm
Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays
Contact 021 462 5553, admin@holocaust.org.za
Cost Free
Where to find it 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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