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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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Left to your own imagination

I have made the trip here twice now, there isn't much to see but in some ways ithat can prove even more horrific when left to one's own thoughts and imagination. Walking through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have made the trip here twice now, there isn't much to see but in some ways ithat can prove even more horrific when left to one's own thoughts and imagination. Walking through this entire area brings about a true sense of grief. There are children laying flowers and people standing gazing in silence, as well as folk walking their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Never, should the countless thousands of people be forgotten. The camp is vast and there's really not much to see except for the grounds with an exception of a few scattered markers. Why quite empty, it is still very important to see this place. On the edges of the camp, you will find the "Gray House" and the "Red House,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It feels wrong to 'rate' Plaszow as an 'attraction' but I have given it five stars due to its significance and the beautiful memorials. People have said that it's hard to find different points of interest but the steep hill along Jerozolimska Street (on the right) gives you a clear view of the area - just a bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

After getting vexed with the crowds at Auschwitz, i made the trek to Plaszow. The former concentration camp, is now almost like a public park. Just people walking their dogs and cyclists. You would not know its former history if it wasnt for the few signs there. I visited the famous grey house and the red house where Amon Goeth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was by chance that another tourist wanted to share a taxi to this site otherwise my sister and I wouldn't have found it. The camp has gone, only ruins and overgrown areas. But the atmosphere is still there. Sad sad sad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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