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Galicia Jewish Museum

Address: Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland (Kazimierz)
Phone Number: (0048)12 4216842
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Ranked #21 of 116 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum after reading the reviews on trip advisor. Myself and my husband weren't disappointed. Great little museum. Only cost about £3 entry. The entire display is photos of Jewish life before, during and after the war. Very thought provoking and gave us a much greater understanding of what was actually lost by the Holocaust. Also had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A small museum but incredibly moving. Tells the story of the local Jewish community before, during and since WW2. Mainly uses archive photos to tell the story and while this is simple it's really impactful. Also has an excellent bookshop covering all related subjects. Well worth the visit. A real education.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum allows the visitor to take a step back and reflect on the absence left by the Holocaust. Instead of pre-occupying the visitor with displayed artefacts and information overload the exhibition challenges the viewer to slow down, take in the photographs and read the short interpretive narrative provided. The exhibition also provides a different perspective on Polish memorialization of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very simple, very moving . Little to add to previous reviews, but do go if you are in Krakow . The current temporary exhibition of collage pictures I found especially powerful . One 'caption' ,of a photograph of a cremation chamber, really hit home - 'Mummy will it hurt when they kill us? No, it will take only a minute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

At least two other reviewers have mentioned the extraordinary photographic exhibit showing what is left of Jewish life in Poland. The exhibit area is smaller than high school basketball court, and has the impact of a thunderbolt. Go find this little museum and savor it. The photos are taken with loving care. There is more to Jewish life in Poland... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An exhibition of the testimony of one person's experience of survival during the Shoah, in woven and collage form with captions sewn in English. If ever there was a way to introduce the horrors of the Holocaust to the next generation, without permanently traumatising them, but certainly a means to stimulate thought and discussion, it was at the Galicia Jewish... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a very moving exhibition. Photos of neglected cemeteries, house and synagogues. WSometimes hope, when people restore and care for these historic places. Pleasant cafe and also souvenir shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were following the guide book through Kazimierz when we found this exhibition. It was simple but effective. No "artefacts" but large coloured photographs. I got more of a sense about the impact of the holocaust on contemporary Europe from this museum than I would have done had I attended other nearby sites alone. Well worth a short visit and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum is a true space for reflection and consideration of the story of the Polish Jews during World War two. I loved the beautiful woven story of Esther Krinitz, Fabric of Survival. This is one woman's story of loss. A photographic trail then invites the visitor to a greater consideration of how humanity allowed the extermination of a people,... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Don't want to overhype this, but we felt this was a brilliant idea for a museum, and extremely well done. Excellent bookstore, too.

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