The Cape Town Holocaust Centre, the first Holocaust Centre in Africa, opened in 1999.
The Centre houses a permanent exhibition, and conducts educational programmes
for schools, educators and diverse adult groups.
The Permanent Exhibition
The permanent exhibition on the history of the Holocaust, combines text, archival photographs and film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments.
The display also includes sections on the pseudo-science of ‘race’; the roots of antisemitism, and the institutionalised racism of Apartheid.
A photographic display and 20 minute documentary tells the story of the survivors of the Holocaust who made their home in Cape Town.
The Centre has been acclaimed by visitors as being, "comparable with the finest Holocaust museums elsewhere, brilliantly and movingly put together” … “ a sobering reminder of the disastrous consequences of prejudice, racism and discrimination.”
The Educational Programmes
The Centre offers education programmes to high school learners, educators and diverse adult groups. Programmes examine contemporary Human Rights issues, such as racism and prejudice, by examining the history of the Holocaust. Related to this is the connection that exists between Nazism and the racism of Apartheid.
Sun –Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 2pm
Address (see map)
88 Hatfield Street Gardens
Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 462 5553
When visiting the Holocaust Centre, please bring along your identification document (ID), drivers license or passport for security purposes.