Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

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Visit Galicia Jewish Museum, a small but modern museum in a culturally rich Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. The exhibits attempt to showcase the vibrant life that the neighborhood was once known for. It was founded in 2004 by photojournalist Chris Schwarz to celebrate the Galicia Jewish population that was decimated in World War II. The central exhibit features a series of photographs called "Traces of Memory" that share the history of the Galicia Jews over 800 years. Three different temporary exhibits rotate through the attraction year-round. The open space, resembling a factory, is popular for events, concerts, film screenings, and lectures. Visit the attraction's website for a current schedule. Both the founder of the museum and the scholar who helped him are British, so all the information is available in English. Put Galicia Jewish Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Krakow online trip builder .
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  • It's a small museum but was very informative and we enjoyed taking our time to wander around. There is a little cafe and bookshop too.  more »
  • Well worth the time spent. The story about Rwyka was very touching. It took us about 2 hours to leisurely walk around viewing the photos and explanations  more »
  • Place from which speaks to the many sad and tragic history. It's hard to conclude the Jewish culture on a few hundred meters pictures and story. However, in my opinion, here it did. Message does not exude with, not undermines the relationship-is a consistent and objective manner. Well see this place.
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  • I'm giving this five stars because it deserves the support of everyone. The exhibition 'Rediscovering the Traces of Memory' was quite moving and follows not only the story of one woman's diary from her years in the Lodz ghetto, but also includes photography from decades of Jewish life in the region. The cafe is quite nice for a snack or beverage and the bookstore is probably the best one on Jewish topics I've seen in Poland. The museum also does a number of additional projects that are worth looking into.
  • Lots of pictures with footnotes and descriptions. There is also a temporal exhibition on a recently renewed patio. I saw a piano on the middle of the main room as well, it must be there for special events. The museum is focused on the polish Jews life and history from pre-war until recent days, you will be done under an hour but its worth it if you're interested on the subject. There is also a cafe and souvenir store so you can relax a little bit there.
  • Interesting museum. With an interesting exhibit space. Was especially amazed at the new space in the back that was created to house temporary exhibits. Just saw a powerful exhibit of PSA posters made to demonstrate woman’s rights.
  • I only had the opportunity to see picture collection. Decent bookstore with wide selection of books in German and English. Nice cafe and playground for kids.
  • A really good museum which shows the events of WW 2 from a very personal perspective of a young Jewish girl. It's a place that shows history so close, that it leaves a mark on you. Definitely worth visiting.
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