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Unexpected Gem!

We were visiting another synagogue under restoration nearby and the engineer told us about... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Looking for family roots Led to this amazing place

We had a family trip with my 70 years old Mom, back to my Grandad's town Chmielnik, having only... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
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ul. Wspolna 13, Chmielnik 26-020, Poland
+48 41 354 21 12
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We were visiting another synagogue under restoration nearby and the engineer told us about Chmielnik. The docent was very helpful and proud of this monument to the Jews who used to live here. In 1939 over 80% of the population was Jewish. Today the village...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had a family trip with my 70 years old Mom, back to my Grandad's town Chmielnik, having only Mother's stories she heard (she was born in Israel) and some pages in an old book with a hand painted map. Almost no survivals left from...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank eliraz123
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Truly one of the most beautiful tributes to a destroyed Jewish world in all of Poland, this amazing jewel is not visited nearly as much as it deserves to be. The ruined synagogue has been turned into a wonderful museum telling the story of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank lizzyillustration
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Chmielnik is tiny tiny, but it's worth the detour from Kielce or even Krakow to see this little gem, lovingly restored by the caretaker, Piotr. It's a great view into what rural Jewish life was truly like for centuries before WWII when 80% of this...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank R M
Reviewed 25 March 2014

This recently opened museum (January 2014) and restored synagogue is a fantastic find in learning about Polish Jewry and shtetl life. Unlike most synagogues in Poland which are left closed, abandoned, or neglected since WW2, this one has a brand new museum, a completely restored...More

Date of experience: March 2014
6  Thank Jesse S
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