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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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Duration: 30 to 120 minutes
South African Jewish Museum Reviews
We did this because my dad is a lover of history and jews and it was worth. Although it was sad and heartbreaking to learn the truth of the holocaust, this was very informative and the different... more »
Really enjoyed this museum. It’s very well done and features an old and a newer synagogue as well as a library and a cafe. Beautiful stained glass windows adorn the still in use synagogue. There is a.... more »
Unfortunately they would not allow me in because I refuse to record my identification number on their paper. I showed them identification but still refused. Couldn't give an answer why they wanted my identity number. Interestingly, they allowed Jewish people in without filling out details.
Great explanation about the creation of a Jewish community in South Africa. Very modern and with a lot of unusual details, like the reconstruction of a Lithuanian shtetl, a typical Jewish village from the country that brought around 40.000 Jews to South Africa. Definitely worth a visit.
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