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Plaszow Concentration Camp

ul. Jerozolimska | Nearest Tram stop - Dworcowa, Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #53 of 125 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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Leszno, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Amazing place! Nobody knows about it, even locals who live just few blocks away. It looks like forgotten park and when you realize that it's the area of concentration camp you are shocked. Look at the people with dogs or them who have a beer here. This is the real example what's happening with history. It's getting forgotten. The real... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited the place on New Year’s Eve, being there almost alone. What is really a pity is the lack of appropriate information in other languages than Polish. There’s just one board which is hard to be read even if you speak Polish and I’m sure they have plenty of visitors from other countries there (e.g. from Israel). This is... More

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was sad to see how much was gone, and how much people seem to have forgotten already. There is only a simple stone monument and rectangle areas of mulch.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We saw a sign saying 2km but was near a tram station so we decided to take a tram to Plaszow instead of walking, the concentration camp is not near the end tram stop. We followed the directions then which were on trip adviser and ended back up in the Jewish quarter! So we took a taxi which was nearly... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I was set on making the walk from the Schindler factory to the Plaszow camp. I wanted to see the distance these workers were walking everyday. it is quite a long haul. When we got to Plaszow, there isn't really anything left. The house of Goeth is still standing, it is a little past the main entrance. The gray house... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Visited here on a cold and frosty morning in mid December. As other reviewers have noted, it is not the easiest place to find. My totally biased feelong from the few local people I met is that they would prefer that no one went there. There was definitely a somewhat less than welcome vibe coming from the people I bumped... More

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Huntingdon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I completely disagree with the comments that it is difficult to find or navigate the Plaszow site. If you follow the instructions from the tram stop you will find the large placard at the entrance (Amon Goeth's house is just further along the road) and there is a clearly defined gravel path up the hill and looking down across the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Tomas from KRK tours took us to the site made famous by schinlders list film. It was a labour camp then changed to a conentration camp the original camp covered 200 acres including two quarries. There are 3 tunnels dug by the germans as air raid shelters / stores area but these are used by some drop outs . There... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We took a taxi from Krakow old town to Plaszow and he waited for us outside, the camp is now a park where the locals walk their dogs and parents push their children in prams. All that is here to remind you of what it was is a sign at the entrance and a few monuments to those that died.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visiting the ruins of Plaszow Concentration Camp was on our list of definite things to see on a recent 4 day break to Krakow. We decided to venture to Schindlers factory in the morning and head onto Plaszow. We were finding difficulties locating Plaszow on various maps we had, so we asked the receptionist at Schindlers factory. She informed us... More

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