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“Small but Brilliant”

Galicia Jewish Museum
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Ranked #31 of 280 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.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Small but Brilliant”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

A very informative and clever exhibition showing Galician Jewish History, also has temporary exhibitions and a lovely little cafe.

Visited February 2012
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Brighton UK
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“Art Gallery”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

This is primarily an art gallery showing photographs depicting all aspects of the Jewish community in Kracow, Poland and Eastern Europe. The pictures are very thought provoking, and it demonstrates how much of the Jewish history has been lost and destroyed.

Visited January 2012
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“Lovely place to see”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

History and culture combined.A very interesting place to see.

Visited July 2011
Thank Jim S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2012

the staff at the columbus suggested we visited,it is within walking distance of the hotel.very interesting.it was mostly photos but each photo told a story,i really enjoyed it,some of the stories were sad,many full of history,i just really liked our visit

Visited December 2011
Thank 89kathy
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Quite a unique museum in that it examines Jewish history and life from the perspective of 150 modern day photographs - taken in cemeteries, former ghetto areas and, of course, Auschwitz - in Southern Poland and the Ukraine, Five different areas:- Jewish life in ruins; Jewish culture as it once was; The Holocaust; Remembering the past; People making history today. There is also a lot of on-line personal reflections on Jewish Life in a room at the back of the museum - worth spending some time in. Also a temporary exhibition of old photographs of Jewish Krakow and Palastine. Good cafe and bookshop area and affiliated restaurant opposite (not so brilliant!). Unlike in many museums, staff were welcoming and keen to inform.

In my opinion, most definitely worth a visit when in the Jewish part of Krakow. Go off season, if possible - as I expect the museum would leave a very different impression if it were crowded.

Visited January 2012
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