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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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A contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland

If you find auschwitz too depressing, why not visit the Galicia museum in the Jewish quarter instead? It gives a good insight of Jewish life before and after ww2.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you find auschwitz too depressing, why not visit the Galicia museum in the Jewish quarter instead? It gives a good insight of Jewish life before and after ww2.

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Thank Tina C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful interesting museum right in the center of the Jewish quarter. Do not miss it. it is not too large, very manageable, fascinating with wonderful displays, all original was a famous synagogue. Lovely small book shop inside ..

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are here to feel the Jewish heritage in this country and city, then this is a must on your list. Allow some time for this as there are a large number of exhibits, and a lot of insight is afforded the visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Especially interesting if your ancestors are fromm this part of the world. A collection of history and artifacts not available elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I might be a little bit biased in my glowing review of this place as when we were there, my daughter and I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Jason, the main photographer and story-maker of this exhibition. He gave us insights into the photos and told us more about Belzec, an extermination camp that was responsible for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is based on a series of photographs which chronicles the destruction of the Jewish culture and people in southern Poland and now western Ukraine (Galicia) and the efforts to record and the Jewish culture and history of this region.In addition to the slaughter of jews in extermination and concentration camps which one section of the museum covers, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum based on photos, with graphical and moving written commentary e.g. we did not realise that the Nazis murdered so many people in small villages and towns and that Poland had changed shape and rulers so often. Worth a visit.

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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galicia Museum is different from other Jewish Museum with presenting the pictures took during recent years about the trace of Jewish heritage around Lesser Poland/Galicia region. Impressive and heavy to understand the fact of rich Jewish culture fading to 0 in a short period.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating small museum with breathtaking photographs of various scenes related to Jewish history in Galicia region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent historical and present-day overview of Jewish and Polish history in the area - well worth 90 minutes. Well documented and highly recommended. Accessible in English as well as Polish.

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