Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum

Krakow, Poland

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Galicia Jewish Museum
Galicia Jewish Museum
Galicia Jewish Museum
33-332 ul. Dajwor 18
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Phone Number
+48 12 4216842
Recommended duration
2 hours
Visit Galicia Jewish Museum, a small but modern museum in a culturally rich Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. This popular museum keeps the memory of Jewish life in southern Poland and western Ukraine alive through hundreds of photographs documenting the former Jewish sites in Galicia today.

The exhibits attempt to showcase the vibrant life that the neighborhood was once known for. It was founded in 2004 by photojournalist Chris Schwarz to celebrate the Galicia Jewish population that was decimated in World War II.
The central exhibit features a series of photographs called "Traces of Memory" that share the history of the Galicia Jews over 800 years. Three different temporary exhibits rotate through the attraction year-round.
The images of cemeteries, forgotten, derelict synagogues and death camps prove haunting and sober viewing, and deserve to be an essential part of any Kazimierz tour.

The open space, resembling a factory, is popular for events, concerts, film screenings, and lectures. Visit the attraction's website for a current schedule. Both the founder of the museum and the scholar who helped him are British, so all the information is available in English.

The adjacent garden features a huge mural, and if you can get up to the back of the court, you will also find murals of Irena Sendler (the Righteous Among the Nations), and Marek Edelman (leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising).

The Galicia Jewish Museum (Polish: Zydowskie Muzeum Galicja) is located in the historic Jewish district of Kazimierz in Krakow, Poland. It is a photo exhibition documenting the remnants of Jewish culture and life in Polish Galicia, which used to be very vibrant in this area.


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