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Galicia Jewish Museum

Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland (Kazimierz)
(0048)12 4216842
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Ranked #26 of 148 Attractions 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 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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Bimingham
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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UK resident
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Florence
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This magnificent museum with its very fine guides presents a pictorial history of the once vibrant Jewish culture of Galicia as well as what remains as a memorial to that long gone culture. The museum sho is also magnificent.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A well-laid out display of images to stimulate thoughts about the holocaust and the Jewish legacy in Krakow/Poland. Calm and reflective atmosphere where you can take your time and relax in the bookstore and cafe. Exhibition of needlework story of teenager who survived the occupation was fascinating.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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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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