Krakow Ghetto Private Tour
The Krakow Ghetto was created in 1941 in the Podgorze district, across the Vistula River from Kazimierz. The area became a place of exploitation, terror, and persecution of local Jewish population. There were fifteen streets of 320 houses which became homes for about 17,000 people. This made living conditions extremely difficult. The ghetto was surrounded by walls that kept it isolated from the rest of the city. However, Jewish inhabitants of the ghetto tried to live normally by organizing self-help and charity campaigns, spiritual life, cultural events, etc. In 1942, the population was reduced due to the deportation to the death camp Belzec and in March 1943, the ghetto was liquidated. Those who were selected as "able to work" were transferred to Plaszow camp.
1:30 - 2 hours