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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
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Incredibly moving and a real eye opener. visiting Auschwitz will change you as a person and make you appreciate everything you have. one tip is to visit Auschwitz I first, you don't need a guide before 10:00 and can walk around on your own and there is lots of information so i personally think you can go without the guide... More

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

no fee to enter just a donation juts park across the street and it is a short walk the site is about a square mile and should be seen by everyone

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Oswiecim, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The new exhibition called Oszpitzin is very modern and interactive. It gives you a colorful picture of long Jewish history and Jewish life in a place that was here before the WW2, mostly associated with death. The only Synagogue that survived the war in Oswiecim is also part of the Museum. There is also great Oshpitzin app for smartphones, that... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A place you will never forget. Somewhere I'm glad I went too, to see what actually happened at these camps. Really hits home when your there! Very emotional place!

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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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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
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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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