The Former Ghetto in Krakow: History, Places, People

2022-04-09, 11:00 a.m.
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The ghetto for Jews in the Podgórze district of Krakow was established in March 1941 by the German occupation authorities. During the walk we will have the opportunity to learn about this painful, yet very important part of the history of Krakow and its inhabitants.  We will go to Plac Bohaterów Getta (lit. Heroes of the Ghetto Square), where the Tadeusz Pankiewicz' pharmacy was located, and we will see a fragment of the ghetto wall in Lwowska Street. We will end the meeting in Lipowa Street, where Oscar Schindler's factory was located.


Guide: Dr Ewa Węgrzyn – Assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish History, the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University. In 2012, she obtained her doctorate in humanities at the Jagiellonian University. She conducts research into the history of Polish Jews after 1945 and the emigration of Jews from Poland to Israel after World War II.She has received numerous national and international scholarships, including a research fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Duration: approximately 180 minutes.

Attendance free. Sign-ups apply:

Registration for the walk starting April 4.

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