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“The Jewish Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum
Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland (Kazimierz)
(0048)12 4216842
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Ranked #22 of 120 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Museums
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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 history from a new perspective.
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“The Jewish Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is an excellent place to visit and gives you an alternative take on Jewish History in the Galicia region. The museum is more of a galley, the only exhibits being photo graphs with written commentaries. There is also an art exhibition as you walk in, a book store and a cafe.

The museum proper deals with the history of the Jews in Galicia in a refreshing way, you will not see pictures of people but the story is through photographs of the buildings, synagogues and memorials. The story is heart breaking and moved me to tears. Well worth a visit!

Visited April 2013
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“One place you won't forget.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This little museum taught us so much, in an unpreachy and memorable way. We were worried that there were not that many visitors when we went, though Krakow itself was very busy. This place really brings home the waste of life through the evil of fascist cruelty - both on an individual and community level. Set in the still melancholy Jewish quarter, the gallery leaves you with images that are both haunting and poignant. Do go if you want to experience the significance of the Holocaust tragedy within recognisable human proportions. The British photographer (Charles Schwartzer) who steered this Galician Jewish Memorial Museum up to his untimely death a few years ago achieved something remarkable through his pure quality of vision and his photographs.

Visited March 2013
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“Visual beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A museum of beauty the pictures tell a complete story of Kracow pre war and post war.Very moving and also they have a great range of books for sale in various languages

Visited March 2013
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“Fascinating small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Really interesting small museum devoted to the culture and history of Jewish population of Galicia (former name of this part of Poland and Ukraine ) Good photography exhibition showing the extensive Jewish culture that existed and how it has declined since WW2.
Moving and impressive. Lovely cafe and good bookshop also

Visited March 2013
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“As you would expect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It shows you a bit of a past and is yet another Holocause memorial. But it is lovely and serene and is in an up and coming part of Kazimierz which has been a bit run down but is very vibrant and definitely interesting

Visited June 2012
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