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 into our Krakow online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Krakow.
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  • Excellent experience, very informative and interesting. Real life stories and footage including photographs. The staff are friendly and I highly recommend this 
    Excellent experience, very informative and interesting. Real life stories and footage including photographs. The staff are friendly and I highly recommend this  more »
  • My wife and I, along with another couple, visited this museum while in the Former Jewish Quarter, We were fortunate to be the only guests in the facility at the time, and had a young guide all to our....  more
    My wife and I, along with another couple, visited this museum while in the Former Jewish Quarter, We were fortunate to be the only guests in the facility at the time, and had a young guide all to our....  more »
  • A very thought provoking museum to visit, in some respects more thought provoking than the camps, because it is about individuals and their stories, i will leave this review wit a very though proving....  more
    A very thought provoking museum to visit, in some respects more thought provoking than the camps, because it is about individuals and their stories, i will leave this review wit a very though proving....  more »
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  • An powerful learning experience where you can begin to understand Jewish life, it’s destruction and the traces of that civilization across southern Poland. Spend a few hours here if you can. Great books shop too!
  • My favourite museum of my trip to Krakow. The exhibition starts with a history into Richard Ores, a survior of the Holocaust who had a passion for photography. Detailed images can be seen from the beginning of the war through to modern day, documenting his life and that of the Jewish community.
  • Very very impressive. Really well put together. I highly recommend to visit this museum.
  • Beautiful exhibition. I really recommend going there the day after visiting Auschwitz.
  • A very moving experience. Very informative and well worth a visit.

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