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Jewish Museum and Synagogue Auschwitz

Address: Plac Ksiedza Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 844 7002
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in the vicinity of Auschwitz...
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We did the tour and it was very moving and full of information. The tour guide was very informative at all stages of the visit. Would recommend this to everyone to see what happen at this place.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

For my 60th birthday my wife and children took me on a surprise visit to Krakow and arranged a tour of Auschwitz which is something I had always wanted to see and witness. My family booked the tour guide on line from England prior to our visit and I am so pleased they did so. I have to commend our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

It was a very insightful tour. Interesting is not the word to describe it. honestly i felt sad at the brutality and horror of what had happen but i think it's something we all should see and experience. despite learning about the history of it in school, it's until you go there that you can feel how horrible it was... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

sense of history, atmospheric, thought provoking, excellent guide with ear phones and audio very informative and relevant. The silence of the location was mirrored by the incessant gently falling snow which created an eerie sense of atmosphere especially in Berkinau where we watched tourists trudge along the railway platform in heavy snow just like the poor unfortunate victims of the... More 

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