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Jewish Historical Institute (Zydowski Instytut Historyczny)

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Address: Ul. Tlomackie 3/5, Warsaw 00-088, Poland
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It's a really nice museum...Like most modern museums if you don't speak the local language there is a English translated version. You should plan to spend at least a half day in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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Barcelona, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Since this is one of the few buildings left after the war once feels a special energy there, not comparable to anything you can find in a modern edification. Besides, it houses very interesting exhibitions about the ghetto life and Jewish life in Warsaw. Definitely, a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's a really nice museum...Like most modern museums if you don't speak the local language there is a English translated version. You should plan to spend at least a half day in there. My only complaint would be the numbering system they used. A few of the exhibits were difficult to find.

Thank NoSweatt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We came with the group of 30 people, it starts we have 40 minutes movie, and then guided tour inside the museum. This museum explain the history of the Jewish people in Poland, The museum is very clean very nice and very impressive. Are you will recommend to all the Jewish people to come and visit this museum while being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This building is famous as it is the building that survived the Nazi leveling of all the buildings of the Warsaw Ghetto, including the Great Synagogue that once stood next to it (now the location of the blue tower skyscraper). The floor and entrance look like they are in neglect and disrepair but that is not the case- this is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We spent hours in here but barely scratched the surface. So much to read about long before WW2!! The different levels and set out took you on a journey with the story itself. Well worth it if you have the time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

great bookstore and very competent bookstore crew. Amazing staff in department of genealogy, unbelievable story of building connecting with uprising in Warsaw ghetto!.. Must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The institute's steps & foyer were damaged in 1943 when the Nazis fire bombed the old synagogue on Tlomackie Street. This makes the institute visit worthwhile. The exhibit is one 3 floors: - main floor has an excellent bookstore & coffee shop; - 2nd has a small theatre (where you can see a 45 min video on "912 Days of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This free institute is seemingly more focused on research than visitors. They present a riveting, grainy 40 minute documentary on 912 days of the Warsaw ghetto. I believe there were 2 other films available but we didn't see them. Up a couple flights of stairs is an exhibit of paintings by Jewish artists from 1890-1940 most of whom perished in... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

There were two exhibits but there is a wrenching film. It is very informative and horrifying. Not for children. This is a more tightly focused, smaller museum.

Thank nycmom22
Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

The instiute isn't much in and of itself but it worth going there only to see the documentary of Jewish life in the ghetto as it was filmed during that period. For anyone interested in trying to gain a sense of what life was like for Jews during that era, this is a do not miss in my opinion. So... More 

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