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Plaszow Concentration Camp

Address: Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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Ranked #50 of 124 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 occupation of Poland.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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Cheshire
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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bridgwater
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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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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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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