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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 137 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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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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115 helpful votes 115 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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