Holocaust Memorial Centre
Holocaust Memorial Centre
4
About
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles213 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
60
Average
31
Poor
6
Terrible
11

Jean Y
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Very poignant memorial to the Jewish community who suffered tremendous losses during WW2. The exhibitions bring their story to life and recounts the horror and the personal losses suffered by the Jews. Worth a visit as this is part of the real history of Skopje.
Written October 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ričards Edijs
Latvia430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Memorial center is divided into several rooms/zones thanks to which the visitor can go through the historical development of Jews in Europe and especially the Balkans. The exhibition lets the spectator travel in time, moreover, the additional audio and video materials make it more interactive. This is certainly a place that has been planned and made with a lot of thought and respect.
Written March 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pat
Rome, Italy22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A most moving memorial. Thoroughly informative, excellent presentation.

You could easily spend 2 hours there. Thoroughly recommended. Suitable for wheelchairs, staff helpful, lift.

I only came across 4 steps, where another visitor helped me with my wheelchair.
Written August 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,265 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
There is really nothing much to see here. It is mainly a lot of propaganda about something that happened a long time ago. I was in and out in less than 15 minutes. It is best left to certain people who may care about this. The rest of the world needs to move on. Skopje has many other interesting places to visit. Don't waste your time here.
Written October 8, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

biljanalab
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia639 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
this memorial center made Jewish community in Macedonia, it is remembering of holocaust. looks great.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lars K
Vanlose, Denmark44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
The memorial centre is depicted as a museum on maps but it is in fact a memorial centre for and about the Balkan jews.

It was a rather small place but it was nevertheless quite interesting. It entails some arts on display on the ground floor an on second and third floor the full (and surprising) story about the Balkan Jews and their horrific history. Everything displayed on posters with actual photos.

The only artifact on display was a cattle wagon which the nazis had used to transport Jews from Skopje directly to the gas chambers in Trblinka. To stand in front of this wagon and actually "touching history" was rather eerie.
Written September 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chepaddy
Edinburgh, UK7,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Decent museum located just over the Stone Bridge as you enter the Old Bazaar area. This museum opened in March 2011 commemorates the 7,149 Jews from Bitola , Skopje and elsewhere in Macedonia who were murdered in Treblinka.

What makes a visit to the the museum more poignant is the fact that the funds to build the museum were from the proceeds of the sale of the victims' property - property sold where there were no heirs.

Most of the exhibits are information / picture stands though one of the few 'original' exhibits is seemingly an original train wagon that was used to bring Jews to the death camp.

The standout exhibit was the collection of photographs of Jews from Bitola taken by the occupying Bulgarian forces prior to them being sent to Treblinka. Heart breaking.
Written August 15, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

niloc36
Potomac, MD284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
It is truly amazing that a relatively small country like Macedonia with a small pre-WWII Jewish population of about 7,000 people should have such a huge and prominent holocaust memorial/museum sited so prominently in one of the city's main squares and across from it's new and somewhat ostentatious history museum. From the outside one imagines that the museum will take all day to see since it appears gigantic. Inside,however, it is apparent that the designers provided a vast expanse of space for, unfortunately, somewhat limited content. The museum performs three functions: first, as a memorial for the victims, most movingly represented by the many pictures of those killed in the first floor; second as a primer on the culture of Sephardic Jewry in the Balkans; and third on the details of the holocaust in Macedonia. Unfortunately, virtually all of The material evidence of Macedonian Jewry must have disappeared with the community itself; there are virtually no physical remnants of the community in the museum and the story is told exclusively through pictures and text on large panels. At the end, however, there is an interesting interactive audiovisual station where you can learn a great deal about the community, mostly from the testimony of the (unfortunately very few) survivors. The saddest part of the museum is the fact that the Jewish community in Macedonia today has only about 250 members; my efforts to contact it were in vain. Still give yourself at least 2 hours to thoroughly absorb the museum, which provides an alternative to the usually Ashkenzi-centric holocaust narrative by focusing on the less well-known, but no less tragic, fate of Sephardic Jewry.
Written November 2, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rhino805
Hong Kong, China79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Solo
The Holocaust Memorial Centre in Skopje, Macedonia is a must see, whether you are Jewish or not. It's not about religion but humanity. Go in, look around & pay respect to the people who suffered. Once you are in, you feel the serenity which is a change from the city outside. The building itself is modern, recently completed. It's is said to be the 3rd such memorial in the world, beside Berlin& Washington. It also shows Jewish culture, tradition & way of life.
Written September 14, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

edoobs
Chicago, IL234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is in a small unassuming building near the center of the city. It holds an extensive history of the Balkan jews, not only about the Holocaust. It's an up-to-date and modern museum.
Written June 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 152
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Holocaust Memorial Centre, Skopje

Frequently Asked Questions about Holocaust Memorial Centre

Hotels near Holocaust Memorial Centre: View all hotels near Holocaust Memorial Centre on Tripadvisor

Restaurants near Holocaust Memorial Centre: View all restaurants near Holocaust Memorial Centre on Tripadvisor

All Skopje HotelsSkopje Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Skopje
All things to do in Skopje
Day Trips in SkopjeAmusement Parks in Skopje
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars