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Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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Address: pl. Ks. Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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+48 33 844 70 02
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
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Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in the...

Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot: the only synagogue to survive the Holocaust in the vicinity of Auschwitz. Today part of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

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It is difficult to describe this place, since it is very interesting but yet scary, awfull and it makes you sick to your stomach. But I would say that I think everyone should... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to describe this place, since it is very interesting but yet scary, awfull and it makes you sick to your stomach. But I would say that I think everyone should visit a place like this at least once in your life. It gives you some perspective and some things to think about. And definitely in times like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very impressive sight with lots of information.. I recommended to go by yourself on your own pace.. You get your tickets easy online for the early morning which is great because there are not so many tourist at this hour yet. Take the bus from cracow about 7 oclock from the main station so you have plenty of time!! After... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We spent a good amount of time in the museum and touring the barracks and walking the grounds. Come on a tour to get the full story! I have photos of this death camp to share with you. It is not a pleasant place to see first hand but it is so educational. I did not need to be convinced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely location and building, simple yet effective exhibits and with a good story to tell. The cafe has some delicious cakes!! And the staff are lovely..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It is a tragic part of history but one that needs to be understood and no better than to see it first hand and understand what people went through. Walking through the Auschwitz provides a glimpse of what transpired but no one can really understand the horrors that occurred here although there is sufficient evidence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Distance : We drove from Krakow and it easily took around 2 hours in traffic. Parking : They have couple of places in the entrance as you drive to the concentration camp. We chose the one where tickets are being sold rather at the main entrance. Tickets : Now this is the tricky part; when we were in Krakow and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Auschwitz I concentration camp is the remaining of the main camp with a museum and many stone buildings. It is alarming that at first site this camp has a lovely impression. In the other nearby camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which was the extermination camp, I did not have this impression. Also after seeing in the museum thousands of shoes, suitcases,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very solumn place ..but you simply have to go ...these horrors should never be forgotten wear flat comfy shoes you will only be allowed to take a small handbag ...no backpacks take hankies.... you will need them use a guide they are excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A two hour train ride from Krakow and well worth the visit, it will move you so be prepared. You can do the guided tour, but we did it ourselves so we weren't being rushed around and saved a lot of money. Heres how to do it....get the train or bus early from Krakow main bus or train station (bus... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

For Jewish history it's worth two hours or more. The small entrance fee is worth while. It's close to center of square

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