Permanent exhibition

By combining text, archival photographs and film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments, our permanent exhibition is structured in a way that allows visitors to access the history of the Holocaust and other genocides in their own time and without the need for a dedicated guide.

The pseudo-science of ‘race’, the roots of antisemitism and the institutionalised racism of Apartheid are depicted in the exhibition. The exhibition culminates with a photographic display and a 20 minute documentary telling the story of the survivors of the Holocaust who made Cape Town their home.