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Plaszow Concentration Camp

ul. Jerozolimska | Nearest Tram stop - Dworcowa, Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #65 of 147 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during the Nazi... more » Owner description: Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland. « less
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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We included the Plaszow concentration camp on our full day tour with KrakowDirect (we explicitly asked for it). Unfortunately there is no information available in English (only Polish) onsite but nevertheless it's worth a visit. You can walk by the grey house and Amont Goeth's house and visit the impressive memorial. Besides the two houses (which are used for social... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Anyone visiting Krakow will see tours and literature about Schindlers factory, the ghetto and the pharmacy under the eagle but the story is not complete with visiting Plaszow. Very little is available in print on this harrowing place but there is a small display in Schindlers factory and googling a map of how the camp was laid out is a... More

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you do some beforehand research, this place is not too difficult to find. We walked from Plac Bohaterow Ghetta along a busy main road (Wielicka) until we reached a turning to the right called Jerozolimska, taking about 30 minutes. Along this narrow tree lined road, things become much quieter as the heavy traffic noise fades and you then notice... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On our way to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, our driver mentioned the grassey knoll and said he would stop on the way back. The buildings are gone, but some of those who once lived at Plaszow worked in Schindler's Factory. Not too well manicured, the site had a striking sculpture, and paths beyond.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This grassy hill was the site of the no longer extant buildings of the Plaszow Labor Camp run by the Nazis. there are a few fine memorial sculptures to the victims and more especially to the Jews who died there but it is hard to actually visualize what the camp was truly like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Was hard to find when going it alone so went a second time with tour guide , although not much to see you can get a feeling of what it must have been like esp if you have watch the movie Schindlers list, you can also go look at the commandants home just alone from the entrance . Shame there... More

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We walked & walked,then out of frustration hired a golf cart tour to take us,this to me is a cemetery,a place that should be respected & the lives lost here shouldn't be forgotten or felt less important,I'm amazed that this gets no attention or love,very sad to see dogs being walked & beer bottles & weeds over growing,after Schindler's list... More

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Krakow, Poland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Plaszow is a difficult place to explore unless you are familiar with the area. The guide books warn about 'straying onto land you're not meant to be on' so I hired a guide for an afternoon to take me to Pomorska Street (Gestapo Headquarters) and Plaszow. Asked about guides / tours at the local Tourist Information office. My guide turned... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The camp itself seemed to just became a park. If you weren't aware it once was a concentration camp you probably will just think it is just a park. Not much details on the signs. It just tells you that you have reached the grounds of the camp. Walk along the pathway and you will see the monument. The place... More

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Haifa, Israel
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have heard the name "Plaszow Concentration Camp" but had no idea were, what happened there, and were it was. the huge Memorial stone, the faces, the pain which is seen threw their eyes - tells everything about the past.

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