Schindler's List Private Tour
In 1992, Steven Spielberg came to Krakow to film the movie Schindler's List. It is a story about
the man who saved over thousand Jews. Oskar Schindler, a Nazi member came to Krakow in 1939 to start
a business, not to save people. What happened during his time in Krakow? Why did he decide to save
Krakowian Jews? You will learn about what he did and much more by visiting places and houses while
listening to the stories about the people he worked with and saved.
Kazimierz Quarter in the early 1990s was a forgotten place. It was formerly the center of Jewish life before WWII and became abandoned after the war. Almost all the Jews who lived there were murdered. The streets, synagogues, and houses were the only things left as evidences of the Jewish past and existence. For the next 50 years, during Communism, the area was considered dangerous. Spielberg found it authentic and ideal for his movie.
During this tour we retrace both places where Spielberg filmed his movie and authentic Schindler sites to get a better understanding of the man who inspired the film Schindler's List.