This is a unique tour introducing to the sites connected with the Jewish heritage and history of the Second World War in Krakow. It is a must-see when visiting our city.
You will follow the history of Jews since the 15th century when they lived in the Jewish Quarter in Kazimierz until WWII, when the Ghetto was established and Schindler’s Factory was operating.
For almost 700 years, a large Jewish community inhabited Krakow’s Kazimierz. It was founded as a separate town, southeast of medieval Krakow where Jews had the right to settle down. Kazimierz became famous as the Jewish cultural centre. Today it is a central district of Krakow, where you can visit the synagogues, the former main square of the Jewish Quarter and many other interesting places.
The second item of this tour is the former Jewish Ghetto from WW II. Here, you will see the original part of the Ghetto wall and one of its squares, which is the Memorial site today.
As a last item, you will visit the former Oscar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. The museum, established in 2010 in the original Factory’s administrative building, is devoted to the history of WW II in Krakow. The unforgettable and touching multimedia exhibition, entitled Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945, presents the wartime history in a very modern and accessible manner. According to thousands of visitors, this museum is definitely one of the best ones they have ever seen. Although you will not find too much information about the Oscar Schindler’s Factory from its working days, this is one of the most interesting and most often visited sites in Poland.