Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
About Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Dajwór 18, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
Ticket Price: 16 PLN
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Inside the kazimierz Jewish district of Krakow, this photographic exhibition explorers the historic Jewish culture that used to exist before the Holocaust. It was opened in April 2004. There are two major exhibits here.
The smaller and less famous exhibit focuses on the citizens of Poland who have been recognized by the Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. These are the people acclaimed for saving the lives of Jewish citizens from extermination during the Holocaust. Poland boasts 6706 such men and women, which is the highest of any nation.
The second exhibit took 12 years to complete. It is called Traces of Memory, and it documents by photographs the 800 year history of Jewish influence in Western Galicia. It focuses on ruins, the culture of a time gone by, the Holocaust, and Jewish activism today. The Auschwitz concentration camp also features prominently.
Occasionally the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions so check the museum calendar. for those interested the museum also offers workshops and lectures on Jewish religion and culture. Sometimes there are concerts and other cultural events. There is a small kids corner. Don't forget to check out the cafe in the book shop.
Galicia Jewish Museum Information
- Fully disabled accessible.
- Dogs are allowed inside the museum.
Galicia Jewish Museum Ticket Prices
- Student 11 zl
- Senior 13 zl
- Free for under 6
Group tickets of 10 or more people:
- Adult 14 zl
- Student 9 zl
- Senior 11 zl
Discounts may be available with Krakow Tourist Card.
How To reach Galicia Jewish Museum by Public Transport
- Drive to here or take taxi.
- You can cycle to here.
- Trams 3, 9, 19, 24 or 50 stop ul. Miodowa
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Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow Reviews - Write a Review
Stunning photographs. Well structured into 5 parts taking you through the history of the Jews in Galicia and Poland. I spent well over 2 hours here as there is much to read . Thought provoking. Not crowded. There were only 4 of us in there. There is a small coffee bar serving drinks and cake, and a bookshop. There are no seats in the museum so it could be tiring for some.
To understand Krakow's past, present, and future plan a visit here. While the museum is of a modest size, it is very well designed, weaving together stories of what happened to individuals and the Jewish population broadly. Most people don't realise Poland once had the largest population of Jews in the world. The Holocaust destroyed that although Jewish life in Krakow and Poland has not been broken - it continues. The photographs that document what is left of Jewish heritage in Poland are stunning. On one hand, they are deeply tragic but on the other hand, the desire of Jewish and non Jewish Poles to memorialise those who were lost gives hope. We need to learn from what happened so that when we say "Never Again" - we really mean it.
Remnants of a people, of Galicia, of memories. Comprehensive repository of memories, pictures, diaries of the drama of a world and a region that was Galicia that disappeared with the 2nd WW. The exhibition is about all that, photos are documenting that loss and supplementing what is left and helping keep its memory alive.
Mostly photos, not artifacts. No benches to sit on to rest legs between exhibits. Would recommend Oskar Schindler factory or pomorska st museum over this.
It was a very strong experience reading the diary of a teenager in the Lodlz gettho. Very useful to have explanation on screen about topics.
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