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Jewish Museum and Synagogue Auschwitz

Plac Ksiedza Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 (33) 844 7002
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Oswiecim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
Description: 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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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A piece of modern history that shouldn't be ignored. May this holocaust enlightens the importance of PEACE.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Whenever visiting Poland and the Katowice area, definitely take some time to drive to Auschwitz & Birkenau and visit the concentration camps. We drove there with some friends, talking all the time on the way there, but I can tell you the drive back to Katowice was a silent one. Visiting both camps and Auschwitz's movie theatre is a very... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This place is absolutely amazing! the museum and the synagogue is telling the Jewish story of Oswiecim (400 years old) with amazing tour guides (English, German and Polish). The synagogue is the only surviving synagogue which survived the holocaust - so with just this fact - it worth visiting. The entrance fee is only 6(!) Zloty which helps the Oswiecim... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

So an amazing place,I wanted to visit for so long!!So sad to see all the suffering that occurred here through the years.A must see for everyone to understand the brutality that occurred here.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We did the tour with a guide & learnt such a lot about the horrors that went on in this place. It's hard to describe how I felt at the time, but I was moved beyond belief.

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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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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Within the same concentration camp of Auschwitz a visit through the horror and the havoc that has written those dark pages of history books. A museum really unusual but very very touching in every point of view. Hard to describe, through all those pictures of innocent people unjustly persecuted and testimony of what happened this museum contains a number of... More

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