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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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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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Well worth a visit, although somewhat surreal as its feels like a city park

I walked here from the Ghetto Heroes Square, which took me about 15 minutes, counting the number of tram stops until I found the correct street. I wasn't sure initially whether I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great site private not busy however sad that it's not preserved and not a lot of awareness would recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

No need to say too much, overgrown and left to nature now, but just walk and think. Yiu need do no more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I researched this place before I left for Krakow and watched a few videos, got a taxi driver to take us on the day and after that we were totally on our own, I would recommend hiring a guide to explain what you see in front of you and why, otherwise unless you research and even then you will have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We walked here from the Old Town. Although I realise that little is left of the camp itself, the condition of the remains is quite heartbreaking. As far as we could tell there is little or no relevant information. The place is overgrown and beer bottles and rubbish thrown everywhere. We worked out, using google maps and some previous knowledge,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I walked here from the Ghetto Heroes Square, which took me about 15 minutes, counting the number of tram stops until I found the correct street. I wasn't sure initially whether I was in the right area as it seemed like a modern housing estate, but when I saw the signs asking me to be respectful, I knew that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I had been to Plaszow concentration camp before, however this time my wife and I took the tram and walked a short distance without a guide. We discovered far more and realised that this place was really massive. We were able to get right up close to Hujowa Gorka , a memorial for the 10,000 prisoners that were exhumed and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I wish that I could give this a better rating, but considering its historic significance I think its a disgrace. I understand that there is really nothing left of the camp, but there should at least be more signage and some type of historic trail for people to follow. We saw the gray house and the front of the Goeth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to visit the area to pay our respects to our friends who are the daughters of a man who was prisoner in Plaszow. The area itself if very beautiful and the tall grass and wild flowers hide its terrible past. Now and then you find red brick foundations as evidence of the buildings which once stood at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Oskar Schindlers factory we set about trying to find the camp. It's not the easiest to find and after spending a few hours wandering about we gave up and went back to the hotel. We searched again online and eventually took a taxi up. It's worth seeing but sadly everything was in polish and it's not been looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Having researched on Google, this was on our list of self tours. It is hard to imagine the way it must have looked during the war, and it is very peaceful to walk around the ruins that still remain. We also visited the memorials and last standing Jewish Gravestone.

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