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. Make Galicia Jewish Museum part of your personalized Krakow itinerary using our Krakow travel itinerary planner.
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  • The theme of the permanent exhibition - what happened to sites associated with the Jewish community after the Holocaust and defeat of the Nazis - proves an interesting focus for an examination of cont...  more »
  • We found the museum very interesting it gave so much information on the plight of the Jews covering the period of the 2 world wars. There was much information and detail on the atrocities that happene...  more »
  • This museum found more by accident while walking around, recommend it but really like, if you want to have a for an hour in the Jewish world. The Museum consists of "only" a few photo walls, that (Polish and english) are documented but first awarded, also Secondly, has a fascinating app where you get additional information about the eavesdropping and is thirdly very easy, simple. If you want, you can book apparently a tour, then individually to single images, delivering in-depth explanations/stories. I have two three times seen or heard when the guide faced single images with his visitors. During our appointment it had in addition to the Grundaustellung (built in 5 thematic blocks a per ca 30 50 photos and signs is still a special exhibition to a historic Jewish topic (Galician Jews as a soldier in the Habsburg K & K Empire).) Again photos and to every screen a declaration, as well as a few single exhibits. Like I said, just think like reading and himself in the matter, then it is but it is a very nice and highly interesting, small museum gem. I really enjoyed the hour and it fits very well for the walk in the Jewish quarter of Krakow. I've seen no German texts and declarations, so you should at least understand English in parts and read, otherwise it remains only at the unspektulären Photpanschauen and the real sense would unfortunately be lost. In the foyer, it has an excellent shop with many info books on Jewish topics, and you can feel once again that the Museum wants to really represent a concern and honestly seeking the cause/topic.
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  • Excellent expositions evoking the wider context of Jews in the region, especially in the countryside, least likely to be visited.
  • Highly interesting
  • Simply stunning
  • A nice museum for Jewish history
  • An amazing experience.