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Galicia Jewish Museum

Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland (Kazimierz)
(0048)12 4216842
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Ranked #25 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish... more » 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. « less
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited the Jewish Cultural Festival at the end of June 2014, so some of the functions were in hear, I saw a first showing of what life was like by an old chap, listened to music, took part in a Jewish service and of course looked at the books that were for sale on all sorts of stuff informing... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Coated this and listened to a talk from hollocaust survivor which was extremely powerful and a genuine once in lifetime opportunity. The images on display are top quality and tell a powerful story. The volunteer guide was friendly but spoke limited English which for an English tour wasn't that great but she was a volunteer so can't complain

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of the top places to visit in Krakow to learn about the large vibrant Jewish community that existed before the Holocaust, see beautiful photos of the ruins of the culture, and see the efforts to memorialize those who perished and preserve their history. Now and through October 2014, there is a wonderful and inspiring temporary exhibit, "Fabric... More

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nottingham
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took a walk to the Jewish quarter and easily found this little museum. A temporary exhibit with a personal story told through words and stitching didn't sound too appealing but was outstanding .. So emotional and the art showed the story of a family torn apart by the Nazi's brilliantly.. Do not skip this if you are visiting. The... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum was really interesting and informative. Showing just how badly the Jews were treated in the occupation and harrowing photographs and information. This certainly prepares you for Auchwitz if you didn't know anything about this previously

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Mainly photographs. Detailed accounts and all very factual. The staff were very helpful and we thought it might prepare us for Auschwitz Tour the following day. Turned out the other way round, the images seen at the museum were quite distressing.

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Mevasseret Ziyyon, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Right on the edge of Kazimierz, the Galicia Museum contains a beautiful gallery full of photographs of the Jewish past and present in Galicia - from places like Auschwitz to small Polish towns with ancient synagogues. The photos depict the ruins of Jewish life and are sometimes very sad while still being beautiful. The Museum has one of the best... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum was right near where we were staying. It was very interesting. We saw what went on before, during and after the holocaust. Many pictures and informative history of the Jewish people in the war years.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice informative museum in Krakow. Small bits of information make it understandable with photos and pictures. The information and stories here are local to Krakow and the Galicia region. The bookstore at the end was fantastic with a wide variety of Jewish/Holocaust related books for reasonable prices, I spent quite a bit here and didn't regret it! It is also... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I've visited 3 times and if you want to learn more about the history of Jewish Galicia then head here. You can either join an official guide or just wander around on your own like I do. Great displays and, if you have time, a large audio library. Lovely café and book store. Great place to spend a couple of... More

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