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Jewish Museum and Synagogue Auschwitz

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Address: Plac Ksiedza Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 844 7002
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Description: Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in...
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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An eye opener

A very interesting albeit emotional experience and memorable day well worth a visit regardless of religion or race. A busy atmosphere with a lot of walking and stairs to climb in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Ipswich
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Seniors rate for entry was 7 zlotys. There was one main hall with various exhibits and a couple of little rooms off the main hall. I didn't know what to expect from a synagogue and it was very plain and the seats didn't look at all comfortable. The displays were basic but if you were Jewish would have had additional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A very interesting albeit emotional experience and memorable day well worth a visit regardless of religion or race. A busy atmosphere with a lot of walking and stairs to climb in order to visit everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The whole of the Jewish area in Cracow is extremely interesting and should be visited, including the old Synagogue with it's ancient cemetary, as well as the new cemetary and the old Getto [no part of which really remains]. Recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

When I was younget I watched the documentaries and movies, I never thought I would visit this place,.My husband's family are Germans some have been in this camp. Everyone should spend some time walking around the camp, going inside the dorms and seeing the rows and rows of faces of people who were tortured and died. Standing inside the chambersvwas... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I visited this museum prior to visiting Auschwitz during a business trip to Krakow. Not very expensive, but not a whole lot to look at. Still, a nice synagogue and museum to visit, especially if you are Jewish.

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St. John's, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A true account of the horrors people went through during the Second World War. The tour is presented in a very tasteful way honoring those that died.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The deep, quiet energy of the place is palpable. People walk through with reverence, and you can feel the loss, the suffering, the surreal experience. We had a wonderful and informative tour guide. When the tour was over, and I walked over to the "Exit" sign... pulled open that gate, and just walked out - just walked out! I was... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We toured Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau in Feb. 2014. Everything seems untouched by time. It is important to read up on the subject before arriving. We had a tour guide that had a very rehearsed script. There were no pauses for questions, which is a downside on such a poignant site. This is an important place to see... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The tour guides where awful they did not know much. Any question asked to them their reply was; "because of religious things, you know".

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Rocky River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

You can join a free English tour You don't need a personal guide unless you choose to I did organise one bit I was not on the reservation list when I arrived

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