Galicia Jewish Museum


The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków, commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and celebrates the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia.

The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków, commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and celebrates the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia. Its objectives are to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland and to educate both Poles and Jews about their own histories, while encouraging them to think about the future. The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has contributed to the establishment of the Museum and its many cutting-edge exhibits.

The Museum is the permanent home of the internationally acclaimed photographic exhibition, “Traces of Memory: a Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland.” It presents the work of photojournalist Chris Schwarz z”l, and toured the United States in 2012, where it drew large audiences at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California, and the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. 2014 marks the Galicia Jewish Museum’s 10th anniversary, and the Museum is planning exciting anniversary events including a film, lecture series, and special publication on Polish-Jewish relations in arts and culture. In 2013, the Galicia Jewish Museum was ranked one of three best museums in Kraków and one of the top 10 of 99 attractions by Trip Advisor.

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