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“Jewish Ghetto Podgorze”
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Podgorze
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Private Tour: Jewish Krakow Walking Tour Including Podgórze and Kazimierz
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Private Tour of Kazimierz Jewish District and Podgorze District
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“Jewish Ghetto Podgorze”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

JEWISH GHETTO. You can walk from the Schindler Factory to the Jewish Ghetto along ul. Lipowa.Buy a copy of the Krakow Ghetto map at the factory. Starting in October 1941 the Jewish population were forced into a ghetto in the Podgorze part of the city. I would recommend visiting here before visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau as you can see the cramped last places where these terrorised people lived before the further horror of the camps. Pause at the site of the massacre at Plac Zgody (Plac Bohaterow). Use the Ghetto Map to visit some of the main buildings and sites of inhumanity.

Visited July 2014
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“The spots that remained make you shiver”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Just go to the place Bohaterow Getta and start your walking tour there. A map can be found there.
If you follow the walking tour, you will pass some remainings of the ghetto and signs on buildings telling you their sad history.
A visit to the Schindler Factory before you go here, makes the tour even more moving.

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Krakow, Poland
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“Not just part of the former ghetto”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Most of foreign tourists only concentrate on the wartime history of Podgórze, when it was made into Jewish ghetto by the German Nazis. Thsi part of history shall never be forgotten, but using the fact that it has already beend described by the other reviewers I'd like to write a few words about Podgórze as a place. Part of the historical Kraków, Podgórze used to be a separate town in its own right for almost one and a half century. It is a charming part of Kraków, located at the foot of the green hill, Krzemionki. It boasts wonderful green areas (i.a. old Bednarski Park placed in the unused quarry), one of the oldest churches in Kraków (St. Benedict), imposing Austrian fort (also named after Benedict), the oldest man-built construction of Kraków (The Krak Mound, listed on TripAdvisor as a separate attraction), a wonderful neo-gothic church of St. Joseph (check out why it is nicknamed "St. Disney!), many small shops and bars. All this without touristy feel. This area feels like a small town (with its all main market square, Rynek Podgórski) at the river, so close to grandiose Kraków but a the same time so wonderfully undiscovered. Check it out for the ghetto history, but stay there for the natural, unspoilt beauty not connected to WW2.

Visited October 2013
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Wycombe
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“Emotional”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped here during a tour and I must say it was so moving and I became quite emotional! The site of the pharmacy and the empty chairs is just very touching. At the time of the visit I was reading Oskar Schindlar's biography so the street names and buildings made it very poignant. If the history of the jews is of interest to you, the you MUST come here.

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“Very moving”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

As part of a tour of the jewish ghetto we were taken to the "empty chairs memorial" which as it's name implies is a group of empty chairs which symbolises the scene in the streets after the ghetto's final evacuation, the poignant scene of chairs left behind by the people of the ghetto, the majority of which were either murdered in the ghetto or transported to their deaths

Visited August 2013
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