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Galicia Jewish Museum

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Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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Address: Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland
Phone Number: (0048)12 4216842
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the...
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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Not just the sadness of the holocaust is on exhibit here also the rich cultural life of the Jews before and after the war. Told in photographs it is an amazing exhibition well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Roscommon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Not just the sadness of the holocaust is on exhibit here also the rich cultural life of the Jews before and after the war. Told in photographs it is an amazing exhibition well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The exhibition is a startling and stunning photographic account of Jewish life in Krakow and nearby. With utmost brevity it conveys messages both brutal and beautiful. It's impossible not to be moved while being grateful for the opportunity to understand more of a way of life constantly under siege. Follow this with a recovery glass of kosher wine and lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Documents extent ofjewish life throug Poland prior to 1940 and destruction even after 1945. Cafe. Wifi. Excellent book store

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Galicia Jewish Museum features the photo-journalism of Chris Schwarz, a brilliant photographer who chronicled the remnants of the slaughtered Jewish Polish community post-Holocaust. Though the photographs and their accompanying commentary are, in themselves, evocative of great empathy and delineate a history of the Jews in Galicia, an area linking parts of southern Poland and Ukraine, the explication of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I get to know this museum just by chance, while wandering through Kazimierz and IT'S A MUST SEE! The museistic concept is very modern, stories of the jews living in Galizia are very well explained and the content it's highly educative and pedagogical. If you wish to understand the importance of Jewish Communities living in Galicia this museum is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went to see the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow prior to visitng Auschwitz. In a rather small museum which has a permanent exhibition about Jewish culture in Galicia, and, when we were there, a temporary exhibition on an American jewish relief organisation and it work in Poland in the 20'th century. Both exhibitions were based on a mixture of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was good to view the permanent exhibiton once more, about the traces of Jewish presence in Poland, and also the new exhibition about the work the Joint in Poland before and after World War 2. The bookshop and cafe are useful and the staff pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I expected more information in the displays and didn't really learn too much. Good book shop. Easy to find location.

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Poole England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

£1.50 entry and did this on first afternoon after miday arrival (Schindlers museum was shut on Mon afternoon) Photographic exhibition of Jewish history from WW2 to present day and some moving facts and pictures.. Only 150 Jewish families remain. OK on a 5 day trip but don't go out of to my our way. The local area is a mix... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, extremely informative and friendly staff at reception. More of a gallery than a museum as other travellers have pointed out. Also a coffee shop and bookshop in there as well.

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