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Jewish Museum and Synagogue Auschwitz

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Address: Ks. Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 844 70 02
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Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in the...

Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in the vicinity of Auschwitz. Today part of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

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Cute museum

Lovely location and building, simple yet effective exhibits and with a good story to tell. The cafe has some delicious cakes!! And the staff are lovely..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Porl P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location and building, simple yet effective exhibits and with a good story to tell. The cafe has some delicious cakes!! And the staff are lovely..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tragic part of history but one that needs to be understood and no better than to see it first hand and understand what people went through. Walking through the Auschwitz provides a glimpse of what transpired but no one can really understand the horrors that occurred here although there is sufficient evidence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Distance : We drove from Krakow and it easily took around 2 hours in traffic. Parking : They have couple of places in the entrance as you drive to the concentration camp. We chose the one where tickets are being sold rather at the main entrance. Tickets : Now this is the tricky part; when we were in Krakow and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Auschwitz I concentration camp is the remaining of the main camp with a museum and many stone buildings. It is alarming that at first site this camp has a lovely impression. In the other nearby camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which was the extermination camp, I did not have this impression. Also after seeing in the museum thousands of shoes, suitcases,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very solumn place ..but you simply have to go ...these horrors should never be forgotten wear flat comfy shoes you will only be allowed to take a small handbag ...no backpacks take hankies.... you will need them use a guide they are excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A two hour train ride from Krakow and well worth the visit, it will move you so be prepared. You can do the guided tour, but we did it ourselves so we weren't being rushed around and saved a lot of money. Heres how to do it....get the train or bus early from Krakow main bus or train station (bus... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

For Jewish history it's worth two hours or more. The small entrance fee is worth while. It's close to center of square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Shocking and shoes the human story and stark reality of the brutality of the holocaust. Tells the story well of all groups involved. Great facilities, well organised and very informative .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I think it should be compulsory for everyone to visit this place. From the moment you step under the Arbeit Macht Frei sign to the end of your visit is a horrifying lesson on inhumanity. I can't even begin to describe how it made me feel seeing the blocks, hearing the stories of the medical experiments on men, women and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

You should go.....so the world never forgets! It's an eerie place to visit, but contains the facts on what happened at Auschwitz. We went to A I and AII.

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