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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
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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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Take some time to find this Museum, you won't regret it. The photos were just amazing! There are many photos with brief stories of the small towns that were affected by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Take some time to find this Museum, you won't regret it. The photos were just amazing! There are many photos with brief stories of the small towns that were affected by the Holocaust.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I felt a little bit disappointed when I walked in as it was 'just' a photo exhibition. However, through using the medium of modern photos demonstrating how little has survived, or how insignificant certain memorials to genocide are, it really help but a sense of perspective of the scale of the tragedy. No pictures of corpses, not pictures of piles... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A small but very informative museum, lots of photos about Jewish life before, during and after WWII. The text that goes with each photo is highly educational and touches upon many subjects that one may not come across in a book. There is a very good book shop in the museum too.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mainly showing photos of waht has been lost and what remains of the Jewish communities in Galicia, this museum is an excellent complement to the Oskar Schindler Museum.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a small museum and is off the tourist trail but worth making the effort to visit. We visited it before the Oskar Schindler's museum and it works seeing them together. It mainly consists of photographs with commentary but does give one a different perspective of Jewish life before, during and after World War II. What was shocking was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I hoped for more than just a photo exhibition. For somebody completely unaware of Polish-Jewish history and relations visit to that museum might be somewhat educational but in search of something more than just photos with descriptions it has very little to offer. In My opinion it's just another tourist-oriented place. Quite a dissapointment.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I randomly stumbled upon this museum while walking around Kazimierz. This small museum is primarily a photo gallery cataloging the former presence of a large Jewish community in western (Polish) Galicia, though there was also an exhibition about the Ukrainian portion of Galicia. The photos are very moving and there is significant textual explanation about the photographs. The museum has... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A very interesting perspective on Jewish life in Poland, the exhibits and photography are thought provoking and interesting, a great gem in Kazimierz.....!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Tucked away near the Tram Depot, in the Kazimierz district South of the centre of Krakow is this museum . It is largely made up of photographs, taken through the 19th and into the 21st Centuries showing Jewish people and synagogues and cemeteries in the region. Where Auschwitz is all about death, this museum whilst not excluding images of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There was a very good exhibit of photographs related to Jewish life in mostly Western Galicia. I recommend the museum. I didn't give it an excellent for a couple of reasons. One its really mostly a series of photographs with captions. Very well done - but I sort of expected more which I think they will do when they expand.... More 

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