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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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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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I visited Auschwitz with my daughter (age 18) in July, 2005. We did not take a guided tour or even a taxi from Krakow. We took a train from Krakow to Oswiecim. At the train... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yardley, Pennsylvania

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Auschwitz with my daughter (age 18) in July, 2005. We did not take a guided tour or even a taxi from Krakow. We took a train from Krakow to Oswiecim. At the train station in Oswiecim I bought a map of the city and we walked from the train station to the camp, I wanted to see a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept but so sad, the two camps are not too far Nd linked with a bus navetta. I think that everyone has to see this place to understand how we can be brutal and dis human.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting, deep and very emotional experience, which everyone should see during their life. Place is well organised and staff helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 24 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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Shocking and shoes the human story and stark reality of the brutality of the holocaust. Tells the story well of all groups involved. Great facilities, well organised and very informative .

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