Jewish Heritage Europe


September 14, 2017 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Plaszow concentration camp site
Jerozolimska 3
30-555 Kraków
Remains of Jewish cemetery in Plaszow concentration camp site


From the organizers:

The concentration camp KL Płaszów was created in 1942. It was supposed to be a labor camp for Poles and Jews , but after the liquidation of the ghetto in Kraków the Jews became a majority of the prisoners. By the end of camp’s existance it was the area of 80ha, including the area of two pre-war Jewish cemeteries (Abrahama 3 and Jerozolimska 25). It was run by Amon Goth, infamous for his cruelty, known as the villain of the „Schindler’s List”. Before the end of the war, the Germans tried to remove the evidence of their crimes – they destroyed most of the infrastructure of the camp. It is estimated that up to 150 000 people went through the camp in Płaszów. The estimated numer of survivors is around 2000 people – the names of more than 1000 of them were on the „Schindler’s list”.

Today the area of the camp is an open space, it looks more like an abandoned park or natural reservation. It is easy to forget what this place used to be 75 years ago. But if you know where to look, it is still possible to find the traces of the pre-war Jewish cemeteries and the camp.

We would like to invite you to help us in cleaning the former concentration camp KL Płaszów. Take protective gloves and trash bags.

🔎Meet us on September 14 at 3:00PM by the „Grey house” (Jerozolimska 3), which in future, will be the branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow. We will be divided into smaller groups and will spread around the former area of the camp.

We will be supported by the students of International Christian School of Vienna and the guides of the FREE walking TOUR Foundation – they will be ready to answer questions that you may have about the history of Płaszów
and its remains.

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