The Jewish cemetery at Miodowa St. is both a burial ground for Krakow’s Jews and a special memorial – interspersed with graves are symbolic tombstones and memorial plaques left by family members who survived the Shoah. Among them is a plaque, funded by Ryszard Ores, that commemorates members of his family who were murdered during the Holocaust. Ores was also engaged in the renovation of the cemetery in the 1980s and 1990s. During this walk his story will become a starting point for the broader history of this special place in Krakow.
“In 1989, I visited Cracow (…) During the restoration, a list of the names of the people buried in the cemetery was found… My grandfather’s name was on the list, and the location of his grave was also given. I could not find the tombstone, but I will try again someday…” — Richard Ores
Led by: Bartosz Wencel
This is an accompanying event to the exhibition “Sweet Home Sweet. A Story of Survival, Memory, and Returns”.
Starting point: Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwór St.
Men are kindly asked to bring head covering.
Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Polish, free admission.