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Plaszow Concentration Camp

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Address: Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the...

Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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Overlooked piece of history

There is no 'entrance', no visitor's centre and no guides. The site of the camp has basically been left as it was, with occasional memorials. We spent a windy and wet day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

There is no 'entrance', no visitor's centre and no guides. The site of the camp has basically been left as it was, with occasional memorials. We spent a windy and wet day wandering around the camp. It is worth a visit. I was disappointed by the litter, dog dirt and used condoms scattered around the place: hardly a sign of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the site of the former concentration camp Plaszow last week and found it to a moving experience. Upon arrival it appears as though you are entering a large park area. There are signs at each entrance informing you that you are about to enter the site of the former camp and to remember the grievous history of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is an under-documented place in Krakow which is hardly visited by tourists who favour Auschwitz when recalling the horrors of the holocaust but with just a little research (and directly relating to Schindler's List film) you can see another somewhat hidden piece of Krakows history and the persecution of its Jewish residents. We took a bus (No 179, 177... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Have just recently seen Schindler's List for the first time, this was a must see place, but it was rather an odd experience. Clearly some very evil things took place e on this site, but being able to visit it and pay your respects to those who were imprisoned and died here was essential for me. There was a large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Walked from our hotel over to Podgorze, and after visiting the Ghetto Heroes Square, walked down ul. Limanowskiego, where you can see the building that housed the Judenrat (Jewish Council), and further down at 60/62 there's a school building, where there's a larger section of the ghetto wall in the playground. The site of Plaszow camp itself is further on,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We set off on a walk from the city centre, with only a vague idea of where to find Plaszow. We found it and were so glad we did. Its difficult to explain why we wanted to visit. A tribute to pay respects to the thousands who suffered and died there I guess. In our own small way to say... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have just left Plaszow after our visit for a second time. Having researched the area we found many things. Amon Goeths villa, The grey House, the ruins of the burial hall, The demolished Jewish cemetary, the original Camp square, the monument of. Rosen hearts, two burial sites . People say there is nothing to see but all you need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The first time I visited the site of Amon Goeth's house, was when I was in Krakow in October 2010. Since that visit much has changed. In 2010 the house was lived in and then became empty for some time, during which the premises fell into a bad state of repair. However, the house was bought and when we visited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We came here with our guide for the day on an Auschwitz tour. It was very quiet and there were no other tourists. The few people who were there were locals playing and having picnics. Other than the large sculpture, and the smaller plaques, we didnt see other items related to its sad past. Our guide did a good job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visiting the sites around the Plaszow Concentration Camp could not be more different than visiting Auschwitz: few sites are marked, and there is little guidance or interpretation of the place. You'll have to do your reading in advance. Still, it is a haunting place, and visiting the camp (now a field) and especially the Liban Quarry will help you to... More 

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