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“Thought Provoking” 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 #28 of 226 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.
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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“Thought Provoking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I was surprised as this museum was
actually an exhibition of photographs, charting the Jewish history of the area. I found it more heart-rending than Auschwitz, but would thoroughly recommend it to everyone going to Krakow. Certainly hit home.

Visited January 2014
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“very poignant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I saw a wonderful lecture from a Dutch academic about a lesser known victim of the Holocaust (also from Amsterdam, but not as well known as Anne Frank). It's a deep and well structured exhibition and portrayal of a very troubling subject.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Private tour of Jewish quarter well worth the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My two friends and I visited Krakow in December, 2013. We had read about the very large public tours of the Jewish Quarter and WWII ghetto, and decided on a private tour instead. We emailed the Jewish Museum before arriving in Krakow, and they arranged this for us with one of their guides, Gosia. She picked us up at our hotel exactly as arranged, and things proceeded beautifully. The tour was absolutely excellent. We learned a lot, saw a lot, asked a lot of questions, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly (well, as thoroughly as possible, given the history we were reliving). Well worth the extra money of a private tour, and something we will remember all our lives. Thank you, Gosia!

Visited December 2013
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lafayette, california
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“Well done exhibit of the Jewish past in Poland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I highly recommend this Jewish Museum. It is a small exhibit- we spent about 45 minutes looking at
the displays- they are all photographs divided into 5 categories-Jewish Life in Ruins,Jewish Culture,Sites of Massacre,How Pat is being Remembered,People Making Memory

Visited December 2013
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Wisconsin, USA
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“MEMORABLE!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is a small museum that is well worth a visit. It's primarily limited to the permanent exhibition of a remarkable series of photographs with accompanying commentary about the remaining remnants of Poland's once very large, vibrant Jewish population. There were 3.2 million Jewish Poles before World War II - only 55,000 survived the war.

Visited October 2013
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