POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

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  • August 19, 2017
    The story we know. But after visiting the site you'll understand we know only his share. The exhibition manages to describe the extraordinary history of the Jews of Poland, through innovative, interactive displays and include directory (personal) Hebrew language that even my children ages 9 and 12th failed. This is a visit of about two hours, the most symbolic, personal opinion.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This museum is a very important place in Warsaw especially because Polish and Jewish people have common history. Modern and interactive exhibition which contains a large variety of display units, shor...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Very interesting museum. Modern and well set up. Audio tour is unnecessary, this told the base that also on the signs to read but doesn't go deeper on the information in. Interactive museum and fun for young and old.
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  • July 5, 2017
    I cannot use enough superlatives to describe this museum. It displays the routes Jews took to Poland in medieval times. From there it depicts daily life, the political and social factors for all the intervening centuries. Artifacts, video and audio, a reconstructed temple, the struggle for Polish independence and leftist movements, World War II. All of that and more. If any of the topics interest you, this museum is reason enough to travel to Warsaw. I had no idea how profoundly this place would touch me. It's very possibly the best of it's kind.
  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful building. Yet the historical narrative of the exhibition is quite the disaster. Myself and other student friends most of whom have background in history had many issues with the execution of the exhibition which the superior Warsaw Uprising Museum (which this exhibit derives much of it's information) did not have. Much of the exhibition is reading - which is fine. However it is not when most of what is said comes from random excerpts of unimportant and questionable sources. Could comments not be found of any prominent figures or were they left out to skew the narrative? Of which there was no way to quickly deduce what period a certain room was and what the overall story was included in it's contents. Anybody who really has a proper interest in history will be very disappointing by the lack of professionalism of the place. I advise just walking in, admire the lobby and go explore one of Warsaw's other, better attractions.
  • May 30, 2017
    Totally overwhelming. Magnificent architecture. Not a museum of "things" or artifacts. This museum traces the cultural history of a major segment of world Jewry, in a dazzling combination of interactive technology, stunning sets, audio, and lighting, and just plain wizardry. Different from the Berlin museum.....which is astonishing in an entirely different way (and whose architecture is more original & dramatic). Plan to spend a few hours here. Or come for a few hours several days in a row, to avoid sensory overload. Yes, this museum follows the arc of the Jews, but the story that unfolds belongs to everyone, to the ages. It has recorded, it inspires, it cautions. Make an historical pilgrimage. Start in Krakov, a breathtaking medieval city. Then spend a day at AUSCHWITZ, and bear witness. End up at this museum in Warsaw. You will go home fundamentally changed: filled with outrage, awe, gratitude.
  • July 25, 2017
    Incredibly rich exhibits. Interactive. Multimedia. Incredible learning experience. Get an audio guide.
  • May 14, 2017
    Absolutely fantastic place. An abundance of information put across in many interesting and varied ways. You could easily spend 4-6 hours in this impressive building. One of the few places in Warsaw where 99.9% of exhibits were actually there and working.

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