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Plaszow Concentration Camp

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Address: Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the...

Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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Not a touristy space

We came here with our guide for the day on an Auschwitz tour. It was very quiet and there were no other tourists. The few people who were there were locals playing and having... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I visited the site of Amon Goeth's house, was when I was in Krakow in October 2010. Since that visit much has changed. In 2010 the house was lived in and then became empty for some time, during which the premises fell into a bad state of repair. However, the house was bought and when we visited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here with our guide for the day on an Auschwitz tour. It was very quiet and there were no other tourists. The few people who were there were locals playing and having picnics. Other than the large sculpture, and the smaller plaques, we didnt see other items related to its sad past. Our guide did a good job... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Visiting the sites around the Plaszow Concentration Camp could not be more different than visiting Auschwitz: few sites are marked, and there is little guidance or interpretation of the place. You'll have to do your reading in advance. Still, it is a haunting place, and visiting the camp (now a field) and especially the Liban Quarry will help you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Firstly allow me to dispel misinformation about this site. It is not as some people say in reviews a place for picnics and bike rides. When I went there on a nice warm weekend, I noticed only a handful of solo bikers over the two hours and certainly no picnickers. I think Krakow locals respect the gravity of this site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

To get the full advantage of this place you must do your homework. We printed a route off the internet and followed it round. We found it so interesting and peaceful with so few people there it was lovey just for a walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We got a taxi to ul. Jerozolimska and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I visited Plaszow camp (remains of) as a solo traveller one hot afternoon in June. I caught the tram from Krakow Glowny (Tram No 3) and got off near McDonalds on Weilizka St. A word of advice, you really need either a map of the ex camp and area, or Google Earth on your phone as it's not the easiest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We saw this place from the road- it seems to be more on the outskirts of Krakow. It has an amazing huge memorial sculpture depicting the wretched condition of the Jews as they were processed and deported to death by the Nazis. A stark reminder of man's inhumanity to man. This place was featured of course in that movie "Schindler's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

There are no tours no entranvce fees. No cafe. You arrive with expectations and leave with your own thoughts and conclusions for there is noone to tell the story. Pecefull and quiet. A place for reflection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Plaszów concentration camp is mainly known by the oscar winner movie "The Schindler list", but sadly this movie is, as its own word says, a movie due to you can't find similarities between film and the reality.The famous scene with Amon Göth shooting prisioners from his house is totally wrong because when you visit the area you perfectly figure out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We visited Liban Quarry first, which is at the top of the park where Plaszow camp can be / was located. The quarry is where Spielberg chose to film some of the camp scenes in Schindler's List and you can still see some of the props left behind, so it's an interesting place to visit. From here, we then came... More 

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