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Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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Address: pl. Ks. Jana Skarbka 5, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 33 844 70 02
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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A must for everyone

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 16 January 2017

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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 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

You should go.....so the world never forgets! It's an eerie place to visit, but contains the facts on what happened at Auschwitz. We went to A I and AII.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had a difficult time finding the Synagogue, but I am glad we were able to. It is a very small museum in a small synagogue, but it tell a much bigger story. There are some important archaeological items from prior to the holocaust and pieces dug from the ruins of the Great Synagogue. It was destroyed and the site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The only surviving synagogue in Oświęcim is now the Jewish Museum and Synagogue, also known as The Oświęcim Synagogue. Although small, it is filled with the long history of Jews in Oswiecim through artifacts and explanatory placards. Our guide was knowledgeable and because of time constraints (we were late due to road construction and came to closing time) gave us... More 

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