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Plaszow Concentration Camp

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Address: Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the...
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.
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Off the beaten track but important

You hear about the camp at Schindler's factory, and though there isn't much left, you can understand the 'liquidation' better. Read the 'in your pocket' guide on the Internet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We have all seen the film Schindlers list , this is where the beast goeth had his camp , upon entering the k z you don't really see much apart from a sign , if you do your home work on this place , you realize it was another hell on earth , goeth would come out with his Bavarian... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Despite reading the other reviews we found the relevant houses and monuments with comparative ease. One of the uploaded photos shows the street intersections Abrahama / Wiktora Heltmana which is literally just by the entrance to the camp which has the Grey House and Goeth's villa only a matter of metres away. We walked from the Schindler factory which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Seeing Amon Goeth villa was something else, it was so odd to see it placed in the middle of these modern houses. The memorial site (which is more like a park really) is very well kept and the memorials are in Jewish, Hebrew and other languages. Very poignant. Now onto the concentration camp: when you enter past the grey house,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You hear about the camp at Schindler's factory, and though there isn't much left, you can understand the 'liquidation' better. Read the 'in your pocket' guide on the Internet before going to get the history and layout as there aren't signs or explanations. I feel this should be a protected area but until then, go see and understand for free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Plaszow Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Krakow isn't easy to find, but the bus does go near there. Many visitors will probably be disappointed that there is almost nothing left of the actual camp. The Nazis dismantled it as they retreated from the oncoming Red Army. Unlike Auschwitz, which is profusely documented with signs in many languages, there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We read reviews on here before visiting, we've been to Kraków 3 times prior to this visit and hadn't thought of this as being a place to visit until we come across it on here and decided to go and have a look! We travelled on the No 13 tram and got off at the Podgorski cemetery stop, when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is not much of a concentration camp like in Auschwitz (physical building) there but the whole area is well worth a visit if anyone is interested. While going through the area you will see the memorial for the people killed by the Nazis in the camp between 1943-1945. There are stone pits, places where people were killed/ buried. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Main camp plan is only in Polish, why? We felt as if the camp was out of sight out of mind. One of the buildings (the telephonica, number 3 on the plan) was graffitied, vandalised and had youths drinking beer in it so didn't hang about to investigate further. Goethe's house is not easy to find unless shown, so when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

we were very surprised by how well the former camp was looked after,there was a large sign in English explaining that this was a mass grave site so respect it,theres not much to see but a must for anybody interested in history,there is also a large monument erected by the Russians which is very impressive.

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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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