Liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto

Liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Following the German invasion of 1939, the southern Polish city of Krakow was under military occupation and its Jewish population was subjected to particular persecution. The city’s population of 64,000 Jews was reduced to around 15,000 after the first round of expulsions, which began in 1940. In 1941, though, the Jews of Krakow and surrounding areas were herded into the Podgorze neighbourhood, denoted by the German authorities as a ‘sanitary living area’....

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Krakow Ghetto

Krakow Ghetto

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 | 0 comments

One of the most brutal aspects of the German Occupation of Poland, during World War Two, was the creation of ghettos.The Germans selected Krakow as the base for the General Government, and persecution of the Jewish community began soon after the Germans had invaded. Subsequently, synagogues and Jewish businesses in the city were closed down and property seized. Of the 68,000 Jews in Krakow before the German Occupation, 52,000 were deported to surrounding areas, and many...

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What to see in Krakow Ghetto

What to see in Krakow Ghetto

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Krakow in Poland is a fascinating and evocative place to visit. Krakow was once home to over 65,000 Jews, and the Podgorze Ghetto was established in 1941 by the Nazis to house them. So what remains for the visitor to see here? The Krakow Mounds are a sight that will take the visitor’s breath away. Of the five mounds situated around Krakow the oldest is the Krakus Mound, a prehistoric structure rising to 16 metres in height. No visitor can leave Krakow without taking...

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Notable people of Krakow Ghetto

Notable people of Krakow Ghetto

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 | 0 comments

The Krakow Ghetto is remembered as another example of the barbarism of Nazi Germany during World War Two. However, the Krakow Ghetto is also remembered for great acts of heroism and of survival against the odds. Oskar Schindler’s heroic story was drawn to the attention of many for the first time in ‘Schindler’s List’. This was a movie that detailed how a wealthy German factory owner defied the authorities to get 1,200 Jews to safety – and away...

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Krakow Ghetto history

Krakow Ghetto history

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Between the years of 1941 and 1945, there were approximately six camps that were being used to exterminate individuals that were thought to be Polish Jews within Poland. These existed within the areas of Belzec, Auschwitz, as well as several others. These camps heavily effected areas such as Kazimierz, in which there were large numbers of Jewish inhabitants. A number of other camps were also introduced in the general government area of Poland, which also focused as labor...

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