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Galicia Jewish Museum

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Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
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+48 12 421 68 42
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the...

The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.

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Uncovering the forgotten history

This was a beautiful photographic exhibition that chronicles Jewish culture and demonstrates the devastating effect the Holocaust had on wiping out evidence of existence in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful photographic exhibition that chronicles Jewish culture and demonstrates the devastating effect the Holocaust had on wiping out evidence of existence in Poland. The photos paint a story of forgotten time and forgotten artefacts. Visiting this the day after Auschwitz and Birkenau made this even more relevant and poignant. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a photographic history of the Jewish people in poland. It provides background on the history of Poland and the movement of the Jewish people in Europe to avoid persecution. Take time to read the text associated with the photos and it gives you an understanding of how life was for the people of Poland under nazi rule.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You need some time for this. There are a couple of short films, however most of it is detailed reading. Lots of good photos. Well worth the time. Nice small café at the end where you can have a coffee and reflect.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit is entirely made of photos with powerful commentary which reveal the horrors of the suffering of Polish Jews and the muddy complexities of Poland's relationship with its Jewish history. A must for anyone visiting Krakow who wants to engage with more than the fairy tale of the old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Krakow on a Sunday lunchtime and wanted decided to visit this museum ahead of our excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The museum was easy to find in the Jewish quarter and had a small entrance fee. The museum is a series of display boards with very thought provoking information supplied . Photos on the display boards were well presented... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting museum. A different take on telling the story of the Holocaust as well as other Jewish history. Story is told through the use of contemporary photos which makes it quite innovative. Lovely cafe too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth going to. It is a museum of photographs and there is a nice café there also and a bookshop

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exhibition was very informative. There are a variety of books to purchase in many languages. Small coffee shop with cakes and snacks too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We came across this museum after visiting Schlinder's factory on our way back. We popped in and we were unaware how moving this place is. 140 photos of 21st century Judaism, how the holocaust destroyed their culture, the lasting effect on their culture. I walked away astonished and moved. Please visit, it's an experience never to be forgotten!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Really enjoyed the photo exhibition in here. Was very interesting and I felt like I learned a lot. Obviously a lot of pride has been taken ensuring a very good way to spend a couple of hours.

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