South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town Central

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Established in 2000 by members of the Jewish Diaspora, South African Jewish Museum remains part of a synagogue complex, built in 1905. The exhibits narrate the history of South Africa's Jewish community, with a special focus on their fight for equality and struggle to maintain a distinct heritage. In addition to the Jewish memorabilia, the museum also displays a large collection of Japanese miniature art. To plan Cape Town vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The Holocaust exhibition breaks your heart from the first moment to the last. You will cry, it is amazing.  more »
  • The Jewish museum captured their findings in Lithuania in a very meaningful manner. Beautifully done and well done. It isn't very large, but says a lot.  more »
  • It is good to visit and understand more about the history and hear ship , felt rather depressed afterwards  more »
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  • A modern Centre in the heart of "Government Avenue" attached to the original first Synagogue of Cape Town and its GRAND SYNAGOGUE opened to the Congregation in 1904. An historical journey of JUDAISM including its Jewish Community's role in pre-Aparrheid and post- Apartheid actions in South Africa.
  • The museum is full of meaningful relics that gives one insight into Jewish history and culture in the Cape.
  • Great insight on the Jewish community in South Africa. The entrance fee is 25 Rands.
  • Well designed museum with artifacts, reproduction of an immigrant's home, and explanations of Jewish immigrants to South Africa. The documentary about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and the Jewish community is very interesting but you have to request for it to be set up especially for your viewing. (Make sure you have ID to enter the premises)
  • A great place to find out about the huge positive contribution that the Jewish people have made to Cape Town and South Africa's development. The adjoining Holocaust Museum is a sobering reminder of man's disdain for the value of a human life. Any human life.
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