“It was the last house” – a walk through the area of the former Kraków ghetto combined with a visit to the “Eagle Pharmacy” – a branch of the Museum of Kraków
Starting place of the walk: 18 Ghetto Heroes Square
In March 1941, German occupiers established a ghetto for the Jewish population in Kraków’s Podgórze district. Several thousand Jews were relocated to the newly created “district.” Occupation terror, forced labor and scarce rations made every day in the ghetto a struggle for survival. How did Jews cope with brutal daily life? Where were the most important institutions in the ghetto located? What was the fate of the individual residents of the “gated quarter?” Memories of Holocaust survivors and photographs from the war will allow us to discover traces of the tragic past in the contemporary space of Podgórze.
The walk will be led by Katarzyna Kocik – assistant professor at the Museum of Kraków, Deputy Manager of the branch of Oskar Schindler’s Emalia Factory (Eagle Pharmacy).
The walk is part of the project: “Encounters with Jewish Culture”.
Organizer: Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University
Partners: Centre for the Study on the History and Culture of Krakow’s Jews, Herzl-Thon Center for Israel Studies and Polish-Israeli Relations in Kraków, Jagiellonian University of the Third Age, Galicia Jewish Museum.
Supported by the “Scientific Social Responsibility” program of the Ministry of Education and Science.
In Polish. Free admission.
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