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“Manageable size”

Galicia Jewish Museum
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US$28.55*
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass
Ranked #31 of 276 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.
Ottawa
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“Manageable size”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

So many museums are overwhelming and you don't get to see everything -- not so with this museum. There were two exhibits -- the permanent and a temporary one looking at the relationship between Krakow and Isreal/Zionism. Both exhibits are photographs only with brief descriptions. I enjoyed the permanent collection more as it dealt with a period of time and a region and the losses it experienced during WWII.
Price of entry was about 15 local currency ($5 Canadian).
From the museum, we walked to the nearby synagogues.
The gift shop has a very comprehensive collection of books on the Holocaust.

Visited May 2012
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“Interesting!”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Had never been to a Jewish museum before. Was interesting. Worth a look.

Visited May 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“meaningful and beautiful”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I found this museum to be one of the best curated collections I have ever seen. The writing (or at least the writing in English) told stories and asked questions. For instance, the photograph of the Jewish Music Festival held annually in Krakow remarked that it was a festival developed by non-Jews of music that is not performed in Poland for primarily non-Jews, and asked what that sort of recreation of Jewish life meant for Poland. There weren't answers- and that's important, because the destruction of the Jewish communities of Poland doesn't have answers. Since I wasn't going to visit the locations that were exhibited of former Jewish communities, this was my only opportunity to see what's left of the lives or the deaths of millions. The photography was exceptional.

Visited April 2012
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Preston, England
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“interesting”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

having already visited Schindler's factory we were already aware of the history of the area, the exhibition went into further detail. the museum was interesting, the detail of the exhibits will be remembered

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“good museum to visit”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

good coleection of artifacts and nice food places outside in the square

Visited April 2012
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