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Plaszow Concentration Camp

Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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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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Jerozolimska, Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Plaszow Camp is not on the general tourist route - but a 20 minute walk from from Getto Hero square and a little hunting you can find this camp, which has been barely touched since it was left at the end of its's use. You...More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...well worth the half hour walk from our hotel. Having visited the more visitor friendly Auschwitz Birkenau camps the day before, we decided to walk to the site of the infamous work camp at Plazsow, where part of Schindlers List took place. Apart from a...More

Thank Chris24804766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site of the former Plaszow concentration camp is mostly empty fields, with some concrete ruins of the camp. It is about a 15 minute walk from Oskar Schindler's factory/museum. Next to the ruins, at 22 Wiktora Heltmana street, is the now newly renovated (private)...More

1  Thank WVJeff304
Reviewed 13 September 2017

visited here with my wife there is not a lot to see but if you know the history of the place you will realize just what went on here the commandants house is still here and a lot of the hut foundations there are some...More

1  Thank steve1954Liverpool
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you are learning more about the holocaust then this is a little-visited but must see location. It's really worth doing your homework in advance though, as there is little obviously to see and what few information boards are there are in Polish. But, with...More

2  Thank FiShep
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Whilst there is little evidence remaining the atmosphere of the memorials is a continuing reminder of man's base inhumanity. All politicians and religious leaders should see this place and reflect on it significance in history.i

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

As others have already mentioned, there isn't so much to see here now. So, in order to fully experience Plaszow Concentration Camp, I recommend that you visit after having researched what happened here, about Amon Goeth and about the Ghetto Liquidations. Doing this made me...More

3  Thank SavLondon_UK
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In no way is the site of the Plaszow Concentration Camp comparable to Auschwitz - Birkenau, nor is it intended to be a major tourist site. This memorial is for those who are studying the Holocaust in depth, rather than those with just a casual...More

4  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It is a beautiful park with odd bits and pieces from its past. We visited previously and this time we printed out some old maps and pictures which we found very helpful to pinpoint different parts of the camp. We found some trenches which have...More

Thank Christina0331
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Recently visited krakow did some research into the history - plaszow the site of the concentration camp on the outskirts of krakow is a harrowing place to visit but a must I feel we took a taxi from the centre it's just parkland with memorials...More

1  Thank Babbasue
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Saskia W
10 April 2017|
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Response from flibbidyjib | Reviewed this property |
In response to above answers. They are correct the grave stone/ memorial is directly behind the grey house. I do have a photograph someone will see if I can find it. The other stones were removed and used as paving stones... More
16 November 2015|
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Response from Magicfan2301 | Reviewed this property |
We hired a golf cart tour/guide & were driven to the site & unless you speak polish there is nothing in English or any other language, was great to get an interpretation of the signs & plaques, I would suggest reading a few... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from Stews_Girl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Llana Its worth visiting and filming, there is an atmosphere to the place that can only be appreciated by visiting. The commandants house still exists, but its in poor condition although it looks like someone lives... More