Schindler’s factory in Kraków – What you need to know?
- Who was Oskar Schindler?
- What was the Schindler’s Factory?
- The movie – “Schindler’s list”
- Schindler’s Factory today.
Who was Oskar Schindler?
What was The Schindler’s Factory?
A factory as a place for the production of enamel and tin products. Later, Schindler also decided to produce mess kits and ammunition shells for the Germans. He wanted to make sure that the factory would be recognized as an essential part of the war effort. The factory was run by Schindler until 1945. Schindler employed Jews who were threatened with extermination, and then entered them on the so-called Schindler’s list and those saved from extermination.
The movie – “Schindler’s list”
However, did you know that it was based on a novel? The title of the book is „Schindler’s Ark”. Of course, the movie does not reflect 100% of everything that happened. However, thanks to this movie, you can learn the story of a man who contributed to saving many lives.
Schindler’s Factory today
The building in which the factory was located still exists today. It is currently divided into two parts. The first is MOCAK – a museum of contemporary art, and the second is the Schindler’s Factory Museum. Currently, in the Schindler’s Factory, you can see the permanent exhibition „Krakow under Nazi occupation 1939-1945”. The exhibition is devoted to the city’s past from1939 to its „liberation” from the German occupation and the introduction of Soviet communist domination.
This place is very popular. Certainly it is good to book your tickets in advance. Schindler’s Factory Museum can be visited in several languages.
As you can see, Krakow is a city where we can relax and have fun. It is also a city that can teach us many things related to our history.