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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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Very intense and interesting

Although this museum consists in a couple of rooms only, my friend and I spent almost 2 hours there, looking at every picture and reading all the explanations. I liked to look at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Although this museum consists in a couple of rooms only, my friend and I spent almost 2 hours there, looking at every picture and reading all the explanations. I liked to look at the faces of all these people who have disappeared in such a cruel and painful way. I had a very strong and acute feeling of tragedy while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved this museum because it gives you some additional information about life of Jewish people in Poland through photographs and descriptions on the wall. If you are in Krakow to explore more about Holocaust this is a highly recommended. It also has a nice bookshop with great selection, plus there is a coffee shop as well.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Galicia museum is located in an cozy space, it feels like a place one can return to again and again. Sometimes problems - in this case, small space - create advantages. Galicia is serious, but not overwhelming , asks importat questions, but does not push the only possible, "correct" answers. Visiting Galicia one learns quite a lot about Jewish... More 

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Northamptonshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located in the Jewish district close to Bagle mama this informative and humbling photography museum with some great exhibits.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Remarkable photographic exhibit of what is left and what has been lost in this corner of the world. The permanent exhibit that looks at the Polish (western) side of Galicia is currently (March 2015) supplemented by a temporary exhibit looking at similar issues from the Ukrainian (eastern) perspective where, if anything, more has been done to erase the remnants of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and i spent a wonderful and eye opening time here. Full of information and pictures from before , during and after WW2. Would recommend the musuem for anyone visiting the jewish quarter of Krakow.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Located only one street away from Szeroka Street, the main hub of the Jewish district, it's not a huge undertaking to made a point of visiting this very new and modern museum. Although the street is markedly shabby in comparison to Szeroka Street, and I did nearly turn back, a visit here is a must-do. Two hugely moving exhibitions were... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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