Schindler's Museum Guided Tour
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The closest to 1940s Krakow you can ever get
One man saved over 1200 lives. He is not a standard, stereotypical hero though. His reasons were not always selfless. He is a very complex character. Then who was he?
Do you want to feel like a witness of the wartime in Krakow and get to know the truth about Oscar Schindler yourself? Imagine walking among the city’s inhabitants, entering narrow passages and over-populated apartments in the ghetto, finding weapons in resistance house and seeing the horror of being imprisoned and interrogated.
Pop in at the photographer’s shop, board a tram and watch a view from the windows; take a look at a typical Jewish apartment in the Ghetto. Once overwhelmed by the omnipresent enemy, you will finally feel the bittersweet relief of liberation by the Soviet Army.
An amazing journey through time
The exhibition presents documentary photographs, eyewitness accounts, film documentaries and multimedia shows. They are combined in order to create a chronological vision of Krakow’s history. You can see how the war destroyed lives of individuals and of masses.
You can also see how ordinary objects such as photographs, newspapers and personal artifacts helped to immortalize everyday life in the city occupied by Nazis.
- Exhibition of Cracow during World War II at Oskar Schindler’s former ‘enamel’ factory
- Expert local guide
- Follow in the footsteps of 'Schindler's Factory' Spielberg's film
- Visit the best historical museum in Poland
Meet your local Guide at 4 Lipowa Street, in front of Schindler's Factory and set off for the magical journey to Krakow in 1940’s.
During WWII Oskar Schindler was a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. In 1939 he was ordered to move to Krakow in order to take over the first in the region factory of enamelware and metal products. The factory under Schindler’s command was developing pretty quickly and soon the Factory was responsible for manufacturing not only enameled vessels but also various items for the German army industry.
The factory was able to bring profit mainly thanks to the production for the German army and to operating on the black market. For this and a great deal of many other illegal activities, Schindler was arrested several times. Being a man with a lot of connections with some high-rank Nazi officials in the General Government, though, he always managed to get himself out of trouble.
...who saved many
His connections also helped him employ and then protect Jews. At its peak in 1944, the factory had 1,750 workers, of whom 1,000 were Jews. In order to keep them from deportation and death in the Nazi concentration camps, Schindler offered Nazi officials larger and larger bribes and gifts of luxury items obtainable only on the black market. During Holocaust, Schindler is said to have saved the lives of 1,200 Jews.
In 1963 Oskar Schindler was awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Institute based in Jerusalem. He died in 1974 in Hildesheim, Germany and, in compliance with his wish, was buried at the Catholic Cemetery at Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
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- Please present your voucher to the guide, - The minimum number of participants is 1 and the maximum is 25. - You can book or cancel your reservation up to an hour before it starts.
Guided tour with English speaking guide, entrance fees
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