Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

Established in 2004 by Chris Schwarz, The Galicia Jewish Museum takes its visitors through the journey of the Jewish community in Poland. The aim here is to open up the Jewish culture in Kazimierz to those who come and visit.

Through series of photographs and other media collected over the years, the museum helps one understand the blend of the Jewish community in Poland, its impact on the existent culture and lifestyle, as well as events the community has gone through. With a total of five exhibits, the museum ushers its visitors through conflicting emotions of residual anger, sadness, destruction, loss and, finally, resurrection of the community in terms of revival, restoration and preservation.

At the Galicia Jewish Museum, you will not find the regular pre-war photographs, documents and recordings. In fact, the museum strives to be different by portraying the recent past and its aftermath. It also holds educational nights, dance classes and other events that may interest visitors and locals alike. A museum unlike any other in Krakow, it is definitely worth a visit.

Why You Should Visit:
The size is spot on – you will learn a lot (Polish/English texts) without being exhausted. There are also excellent temporary exhibitions on a variety of matters, as well as an excellent bookshop and café.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Galicia Jewish Museum on Map

Sight Name: Galicia Jewish Museum
Sight Location: Krakow, Poland (See walking tours in Krakow)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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