Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oskar Schindler Museum opens in Krakow

This view shows the building before conversion.
The building after conversion seen in August 2010 (Geoff Churchman)
Fans of the movie Schindler's List can now visit the actual enamel factory - Deutsche Emailwaren Fabrik - he set up in 1939 in Krakow, Poland, which opened as a museum few weeks ago.

It features not only exhibits of Schindler and his factory, as well as the nearby Plaszow work camp overseen by the odious Kommandant Amon Gört, but also of Krakow before and during the Nazi occupation as it was for all residents, not just jews.

Those who visit this great old city, which unlike Warsaw survived WW2 largely intact, should take the time to visit this fascinating museum.

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