Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
This small but important museum located in Kazimersz tells the story of the Jews of Galicia, a vanished region of Poland that dominated much of the south. The permanent exhibition features color photos of places, including Krakow, that were once thriving places of Jewish culture. Another part shows sites associated with the Holocaust, ghettos and the camps.
The museum also has temporary exhibits (currently on the Hasidim). There is a comprehensive book shop and a small cafe.
Admission was 12 Zloty at the time of visit.
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Excellent museum that not only informs about the Holocaust but the Jewish community in southern Poland before and since. One of the things that stuck with me from this museum was the details of how the Nazis even went high into the mountains and into the remotest areas to commit their atrocities.
This photographic museum was fascinating. The main exhibition consits of 150 large-format colour photographs of what remains of Jewish culture in Poland with relation to the events of the holocaust. I would recommend visiting this especially if you are interested in history and finding out more about the holocaust.
New museum at the Kazimierz district opened at April 2004. Now there is an exhibition of photography presenting remains of old Jewish culture of Galicja region. Synagogues, cemeteries and places of extermination are called the "Traces of Memory", since they should to remind a great past of Jewish people in southern Poland and their almost vanished world.
Charge: 6 zl (~ 1,2 euro).