Pre and Post Conference Tours

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The Galicia Jewish Museum is pleased to present a choice of fascinating and unique pre/ post conference tours that will tell the story and explore the traces of Jewish heritage outside of Kraków. Bookings are made directly with the Museum, and tours are priced at between 130 and 250 PLN (approximately £25 – £50), which includes transportation and an English speaking guide.

Download the Tour Brochure here or see further details below.

Find our more about the Galicia Jewish Museum here.


Brzostek – Kołaczyce. Memory restoration, community commemoration

Tour Date: Sunday 2 September 2018

Description:
The tour will be led by Prof. Jonathan Webber, a paper-giver at the conference speaking on the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum. He is a British social anthropologist specializing in Jewish studies and who since 2011 has been resident in Kraków. The restoration of the Jewish heritage in the small town of Brzostek (population about 1500, of which the pre-war Jewish community was about one-third) was a project of his in 2009-2012, and the tour offers an opportunity to see the challenges for Jewish heritage work in a rural Polish setting.

Timing:

Kraków – Brzostek – Kołaczyce – Kraków (max 8h)

09.00 Departure from Kraków. Coach and Prof. Webber meet the group in Kraków. Meeting point: Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Kraków)

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Visit to Brzostek (where lunch break will take place) and surroundings including: – restored and rededicated Jewish cemetery – main square and the former Jewish quarter of Brzostek – the common grave of Jan Jantoń (a Righteous gentile) and the Fish family in Wola Brzostecka https://sprawiedliwi.org.pl/en/stories-of-rescue/story-rescue-janton-family – mass grave and Holocaust memorial in the Kołaczyce forest

5:00 PM Return to Kraków

Rate:  PLN 240/p. (including transportation and a lunch box, tour led by Prof. Jonathan Webber)
How to book:

Via email: agnieszka.nikliborc@galiciajewishmuseum.org

Each tour will only take place if min. 10 persons decide to take part in it. Maximum number of participants is 40 per tour.
Payment method:
By cash or credit card at the front desk of Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Kraków) before tour, on 02.09.2018 at latest. Galicia Jewish Museum is open daily 10.00-18.00.


Two sides to the story. Traces of Jewish heritage in Dąbrowa Tarnowska and Tarnów

Tour date: Sunday 2 September 2018

Description:

Before the Holocaust Dąbrowa Tarnowska was a typical shtetl, where in early 20th century the Jewish population exceeded 80% of all dwellers. The highlight of the town is sumptuously decorated synagogue that dates back to mid-19th century. Tarnów was one of the most important places on the map of Jewish heritage in former Galicia and then in interwar Poland. First historical mentions about Jews in Tarnów date back to 15thcentury. In the past 200 years the city became an important Jewish political and cultural center that included Zionists, Jewish Socialists, and Hassidim. There is still a lot of traces of Jewish life from before the war, including the most recognizable remnant of a destroyed synagogue in southern Poland: Tarnów’s famous bimah , as well as early 20th century mikveh and Jewish cemetery.

Timing:
Kraków – Dąbrowa Tarnowska- Tarnów – Kraków (max 6h)

13.00 Coach and English-speaking guide meet the group in Kraków. Meeting point- Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Kraków)

14.30-15.45 Guided tour of Dąbrowa Tarnowska, including the local synagogue and Jewish cemetery, and Shmuel Roth’s private house of prayer

16.15-17.45 Guided tour of Tarnów including the Jewish Cemetery

20.00 Return to Kraków

Rate: PLN 150/p. (including transportation and English-speaking guide)

How to book:
Via email: agnieszka.nikliborc@galiciajewishmuseum.org

Each tour will only take place if min. 10 persons decide to take part in it. Maximum number of participants is 40 per tour.

Payment method:
By cash or credit card at the front desk of Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Kraków) before tour, on 02.09.2018 at latest. Galicia Jewish Museum is open daily 10.00-18.00


Three cities: one story. Traces of Jewish heritage in Bochnia, Nowy Wiśnicz and Brzesko

Tour date: Friday 7 September

Description:
The Jewish community in Bochnia was established in the 15th century. Jews lived there till the beginning of 17th century, when they were expelled following false accusations of Host desecration. Then the town got de non tolerandis Judeis status . The owner of nearby town of Nowy Wiśnicz decided to invite the expelled community, and grant their rights.The situation had changed under Austrian rule, when Jews became equal citizens of Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and those who lived in Nowy Wiśnicz started to settle back in Bochnia. The presence of the Jews in Brzesko dates back to 14th century, but the community developed about three hundred years later, when Jews from nearby Bochnia were expelled. Today it is one of the few towns in Poland where one can find preserved buildings of former mikveh and synagogues, and a Jewish cemetery.

Timing:
Kraków – Bochnia – Nowy Wiśnicz – Brzesko – Kraków (max 5h)

14.00 Coach and English-speaking guide meet the group in Kraków. Meeting point – Galicia Jewish Museum(Dajwór 18, Kraków)

14.40-15.30 Tour of Bochnia, including local Jewish cemetery

16.00-16.40 Visit at the Jewish cemetery in NowyWiśnicz

17.20-18.20 Tour of Brzesko including former synagogue and Jewish cemetery

19.00 Return to Kraków

Rate: PLN 130/p. (including transportation and English-speaking guide)

How to book:
Via email: agnieszka.nikliborc@galiciajewishmuseum.org

Each tour will only take place if min. 10 persons decide to take part in it. Maximum number of participants is 40 per tour.

Payment method:
By cash or credit card at the front desk of Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Kraków), before the tour, on 05.09.2018 at latest. Galicia Jewish museum is open daily 10.0018.00.


Shtetl Jews, cultural and intellectual elite, and Bobov Hasidim. Traces of Jewish heritage in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Tarnów and Bobowa

Tour date: Saturday 8 September

Description:
Before the Holocaust Dąbrowa Tarnowska was a typical shtetl, where in early 20th century the Jewish population exceeded 80% of all dwellers. The highlight of the town is sumptuously decorated synagogue that dates back to mid-19th century. Tarnów was one of the most important places on the map of Jewish heritage in former Galicia and then in interwar Poland. First historical mentions about Jews in Tarnów date back to 15th century. In the past 200 years the city became an important Jewish political and cultural center that included Zionists, Jewish Socialists, and Hassidim. There is still a lot of traces of Jewish life from before the war, including the most recognizable remnant of a destroyed synagogue in southern Poland: Tarnów’s famous bimah, as well as early 20th century mikveh and Jewish cemetery. Bobowa was an important Hasidic centre, where the Bobov Dynasty was founded by Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam. In Bobowa you still can visit the synagogue and cemetery, where Shlomo Halberstam is buried.

Timing:
Kraków- Dąbrowa Tarnowska – Tarnów – Bobowa – Kraków (max 12h)

08.00 Coach and English-speaking guide meet the group in Kraków. Meeting point – Galicia Jewish Museum(Dajwór 18, Kraków)

09.30-10.45 Guided tour of Dąbrowa Tarnowska, including local synagogue, Jewish cemetery and Shmuel Roth’s private house ofprayer.

11.15-13.15 Guided tour of Tarnów including the Jewish cemetery.

13.30 Lunch

16.00-17.00 Visit in Bobowa synagogue and cemetery.

20.00 Return to Kraków

Rate: PLN 240/p. (including transportation and English-speaking guide, 3 course lunch, entry fee to Bobowa Synagogue and Cemetery)

How to book:
Via email: agnieszka.nikliborc@galiciajewishmuseum.org

Each tour will only take place if min. 10 persons decide to take part in it. Maximum number of participants is 40 per tour.

Payment method:
By cash or credit card at the front desk of Galicia Jewish Museum (Dajwór 18, Krakow), before the tour, till 05.09.2018 at latest. Galicia Jewish museum is open daily 10.00 18.00.

Website: www.galiciajewishmuseum.org/en


 

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