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“Pretty poor as Jewish museums go.”

Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Private Half Day Walking Tour of Old and New Skopje
Ranked #16 of 84 things to do in Skopje
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london
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“Pretty poor as Jewish museums go.”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

On the upside it's free, and that whilst you aren't permitted to take any photos, there's actually nothing to take photos of. I'm also glad I went, but it's definitely the least interesting Jewish museum I've ever visited.

On the downside it's not an interactive museum (which you'd expect from something completed recently), with just a handful of photos and otherwise just literature and one (fairly good) film. This would be dull for children, and even as an adult I started to find it a little tedious towards the end, and was disappointed with the lack of firm facts or background contexts, but rather the history being told more through anecdotal facts.

Also, the whole interior looks like a conference centre.

Visited August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“very interesting museum”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

After visiting Auswitz and Birkenau we learned a lot about the Jews in WO2 at the Balcan
The museum is free, a little bit difficult to find,but the collection is a short history about the WO2.

Visited August 2013
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PP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

It's a small museum but it was very informative. You can pretty much read through all of the exhibits in an hour or so.

Visited July 2013
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting historical lesson and memorial”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This small but poignant museum provides a good history lesson about the experience of Jews in the region around the Second World War. Be sure to watch the informative video presentation with English subtitles for a good overview of the history.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“One of the best Holocaust Museums”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

A great deal of thought and sensitivity was put into his museum. I had heard negative things before but none were true. The museum beautifully covered the story of the Holocaust of Jews from Vardar Macedonia. I was particularly taken by this since some of my own family perished in Treblinka, deported by the Bulgarians in March of 1943 from the city of Bitola (Monastir).

Visited June 2013
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