1. Galicja Jewish Museum
The Galicia Museum is meant to honor the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish heritage of Galicia. The permanent exhibition 'Traces of Memory', the result of twelve years of artistic work, is a reminder of the 800-year history of Jewish culture in Poland. Over 140 photographs made by the museum’s founder present the remnants of the Jewish presence in southern Poland - the former Galicia. The exhibition is also a record for the process of destruction of Jewish culture by the Nazis during WWII. The museum was established by Chris Schwarz, a British photographer whose numerous photos are related to Jewish culture in Poland. Chris Schwarz was the Museum’s director before he died in 2007. The Museum houses an exhibition space, a cafe, temporary exhibitions and concerts, meetings with authors, lectures and workshops. The museum also has a bookshop offering books in Polish, English and German about Jewish life and culture, as well as the Holocaust, Jewish thought, identity and literature.