Jewish Quarter Walk

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If I could make only one recommendation it would be to take the free walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto in Krakow.  This was a fantastic tour highlighting the struggles of Polish Jews during World War 2. Our young guide was surprisingly knowledgeable and passionate about this sad and harrowing story. But the tour is not all depressing, it also highlights some of the heroes, like the pharmacist who passed along medicine and messages to Jews behind the ghetto walls.  The memorials are moving and this is history you just can't pass up the opportunity to see. 

The walking tour ends at the Schindler Factory.  Think what you will about Schindler, war profiteer or hero, but the museum is fantastic. It is not the kind of place you can just whiz through though.  The material is heavy and I have to admit the pictures and stories just make me angry.  It is a worthwhile museum though, so plan to spend some time there.

Schindler Factory Museum 
Address: 4 Lipowa St, 30-702 Krakow
Hours:  M 10am-2pm, T-F 10am-8pm
Cost: 19 PLN adults, 50 PLN family

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  1. It is a serious bucket list item to travel to Europe and see the ghettos and camps, while I didn't lose any family, my collective people did and I rally want to see it for my self.

  2. Kraków is beautiful and... surprising. This former Polish capital, and it is a city of many cultures and many religions.

  3. Will have to do this when we do finally get there. Another museum worth visiting is the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. It is also heavy but certainly gets your head and heart activated.