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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 #33 of 232 things to do in Krakow
Type: Museums
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...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It is important to relay all information of what happened after WWII, how JOINT helped Jews with emigrate to other countries as well as to take of those who chose to stay on. Very imformative.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Hidden on a quiet street across from the Old Synagogue, this well arranged and thoughtful museum tells the story of the Jews of Poland. We combined our visit with an arranged, catered event including a Klezmer band. The food was amazing, the music skillful and uplifting after a day at Auschwitz, and the staff efficient and welcoming. For just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The exhibition was very moving, a lot of beautiful photo's of jewish children, schools, health-care etc. Friendly receptionist, fluent in english. A very good bookstore with a lot of good books about the jewish community and the history of Poland in english.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little museum which tells the story of the Jews in Poland and the work of a charity that has helped the community over the years. It is a number of photograph exhibits each with a narrative. Focuses more on the importance of remembrance perhaps than the detail of the history itself, but a moving exhibition.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful building inside with a comfortable cafe serving excellent coffee and hot chocolate. A very good bookshop area where you can find a wealth of Literature about the Holocaust and the staff are happy to help you. The photographic exhibition "Traces of Memory" was superb. The impact of the large photographs and the range of stories they told is without... More 

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Absolutely loved it here- was refreshing to be discussing Jewish culture. The guide was fantastic- knowledgable and passionate. The museum is a photographic exhibition which gave a different perspective. We also met a lady who had helped hide a Jewish girl during the war which was the most poignant moment of the trip.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was in Galicia Jewish Museum twice. I'm still impressed by this wonderful place! Permanent exhibition - "Traces Of Memory: A Contemporary Look At The Jewish Past in Poland" is designed perfectly. Each element looks thoughtful. Even if you know everything about the history of Jews in Poland or you don't know anything - you need to see the exhibition.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very informative as well as evocative. This museum conveys through photographs what words simply cannot. Describes Jewish life in the area before, during, and after WWII. A real thought provoking exhibit.

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bishops stortford
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We came upon the museum by chance and then got very lucky as there was a lecture on at the time and we were allowed to sit in and watch a moving and educational film. Lots of photographs on display that give a harrowing account of life in occupied Krakow.Nicely laid out, spacious and clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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