The idea of creating the company Kroke Jewish Tours was based on many factors. We have observed after so many years of guiding thousands tourists that there is a high interest in learning about Jewish Krakow - Jewish history, WWII, the Holocaust, Schindler’s List, Communism, and the Jewish revival in Poland. All of these interests can be seen in Krakow at museums, centres for cultures, institutions, events, restaurants, and concerts. As local Krakowians, we have witnessed many of these changes because we grew up here while our ancestors shared with us many stories of the past.
All of these things inspired us to create tours that covers Jewish Krakow in much greater depth. We want to share with you the knowledge we acquired at universities, lectures, and other educational courses. Our participation in Jewish festivals and volunteering in the Jewish community has given us the experience and understanding of what Jewish life is in Krakow. We are not only knowledgeable about this topic, but are also very passionate about educating tourists on both the past and present of Jewish life in Krakow.
Why is this so important to us? Jews have been in Poland for over 800 years and have also been living in Krakow since the beginning. The Jewish people are not only neighbours of Pols, but share a history and homeland too. We cannot forget about the tragic history of the Holocaust, but we should also focus on the present and future of Jewish life here.
We are helping build a Jewish future in Krakow!