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“Display of photographs illustrating mistreatment of Jews in Nazi occupied Europe” 3 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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$29*
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Ranked #31 of 195 things to do in Krakow
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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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“Display of photographs illustrating mistreatment of Jews in Nazi occupied Europe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

An informative and thought provoking display of photographs and accompanying information describing the Jewish culture prior to, during and after the Nazi occupation of Europe. As an extra for our school party, it was combined with a very good guided tour of the area and an interview with a lady who survived Aushwitz which was very emotional.

Visited September 2013
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“Rather average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Set of modern pictures (photos) of various places in Poland somehow related to Jewish. Another reason for rating it only as 3/5 because of desciptions of some of the pictures - they are openly anti Polish.

Visited September 2013
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Hometown, Illinois
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“Amazing photos of Jewish history in Krakow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you are looking for the history of the Jews in Krakow, this is the place to come. There are large photos and videos chronicling the Jewish people before and during World War II. Very enlightening and it has a lovely cafe.

Visited August 2013
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Bytom, Poland
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“Museum As Public Medium For Expression of Opinion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Galicia Museum is a great achivement. I have an interest in Galician Jewish history, so for me it was a great experience to visit the Galicia Jewish Museum. The main exhibition is very inspiring for searching the traces of the Jewish past in contemporary Poland. The museum is a medium for considered and independent opinion. The main exhibition for sure helps to develop an individual opinion about the state of the traces of the Jewish presence in Poland. To accept ethnic or cultural disposition might not always be obvious for everybody and it is reflected in the state of the former synagogues in contemporary Poland. These buildings were very often in a very bad condition after 1989. Later some of these buildings were renewed. An example is the synagogue in Wrocław. It is highly important to bear witness to the Jewish past in Poland. The opposite trend would mean the willingness to obliterate the traces of the Jewish history and culture in Poland. I do appreciate this achivement. The pecularities of the Jewish history and present in contemporary Poland should be well-known to everybody who is interested in the issues of Polish-Jewish coexistance. It is indeed thought-provoking to visit the Galicia Museum. The strenght of the museum is also its location.

Visited August 2013
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“Well Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A very honest and sometimes upsetting Museum giving an insight on what it was like to be a Jew in Poland before and during the war. Worth a visit (but see if you can go when school trips aren't there as most of the kids just wanted to talk or sit on the bench's on their phones which kind of spoils the mood of what the museum is about)

Visited August 2013
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