World War II Tour
While it is true that Warsaw, the Polish capital, was bombed and destroyed during the development of World War II, the city of Krakow did not have the same fate; a curious event, since two relatively close cities geographically lived two very different experiences. Krakow occupied a privileged place within the organization of the Nazi government, which allowed the architectural structure of the city to remain virtually intact and hardly suffered damage. However, the suffering and consequences of the war were noted in the citizens of this beautiful city.
We invite you to join us in the story about the dark history that this dream city hides. Moments in history where the diverse Jewish community in Krakow suffered the initiatives of one person, Adolf Hitler, who pointed to the Jews as guilty and attacked them directly with their actions. The last consequences of this policy were the mass deportations to the ghetto that formed on the other side of the Vistula River, separating the Jews from their homes and routines. We will visit the old Gestapo barracks on Pomorksa Street, the infamous Hitler Square and we will talk about the Oskar Schindler factory, located in the old Jewish ghetto.
You will witness how the power of conviction of one person led to the mass deportation of Jews by expelling them not only to the ghetto, but also to the concentration camps, as Auschwitz was at the time.
With the arrival of the Soviet army, the city is liberated from the Nazi yoke, whose anti-Semitic policies marked the history of the city and, in particular, of a Jewish community that lived this stage in agony and plunged into hunger, pain and sadness .
- History of Krakow during the German occupation.
- University of Krakow and education during the war.
- Villa of Oskar Schindler.
- Katyn’s Cross in Memory of Victims.
- Terror Museum (Pomorska Street 2)