Seven Poles during the German occupation

The Schindler Factory is a popular place to visit during trips to Krakow. They have a very interesting permanent exhibition, but they also have temporary exhibitions on display.

oscar schindler exhibitionIn the period between September 13th (2018) and July 7th (2019), you can check out their newest temporary exhibition which shows the lives of seven Poles during the German occupation. Have you ever wondered what life was like during the Nazi reign in Krakow and in Poland?

The seven people on display all took part in the Polish Home Army, the dominant resistance movement in Poland. The Home Army swore their allegiance to the Polish government in exile.

As you visit the exhibition, you will get a much closer experience and look at what life really was like during this period. Some of the topics covered are family upbringing and childhood, experiences from the beginning of the war, everyday occupation, emerging friendships, ideological approach to the fight for independence, service in the Home Army, horror resulting from the Gestapo arrest and the bestial interrogation, shorter/longer stays in the concentration camps, fighting in partisan units against the rulers, and unfortunately, the deaths of colleagues, friends and loved ones.

The exhibition will be held in the Oscar Schindler factory. The address of the factory is Lipowa 4 (ul), 30-702 Kraków.

Are you interested in other activities in Krakow? Would you like to join in on a guided trip to Auschwitz or a group trip to the Salt Mines? You can read more about these and other activities in our Krakow Guide.

The Jewish Community in Krakow after 1945

Would you like to get some insight on what life is like and has been like for the Jews in Krakow after the Second World War? Visit the Old Synagogue for this temporary exhibition titled “We Were, We Are, We Will Be. The Jewish Community of Kraków after 1945.

After the Second World War the Jews had some big questions to ask themselves. Should I stay or should I go? Is it safe to remain in Poland as a Second World War survivor or should I head back to Israel? In this exhibition we can follow the Jews and their movements after the Second World War all the way till 2015 when this exhibition opened its doors.

jewish community in Krakow

This is the biggest exhibition on this subject ever and it gives us insight in how the Jewish society started their new lives in Krakow and in Poland and of course how the religious life has developed over the last decades. It will also give us info on how the Jewish society has brought life into the Kazimierz district in Krakow again.

We Were, We Are, We Will Be. The Jewish Community of Kraków after 1945

The entrance fee for this exhibition ins 10 PLN, and it is well worth it if you are interested in the topic.

The exhibition will be available in the Old Synagogue untill December 4th in 2016.

For more information about Krakow a guided tour is always recommended, and if you have never been to Auschwitz before that is of course something you need to do as well. Look around in our Krakow Guide for information also on other attractions, restaurants, recommended hotels and more.

Exhibition on the works of Olga Boznanśka

Olga BoznanskaThis exhibition takes place at the National Museum in Krakow. The exhibition shows the works of Olga Boznanśka. Olga Boznanśka was a Polish painter who was born in 1865 and died in 1940.

Boznanśka is one of the most outstanding and unique Polish painters and her art works represents the Polish art everywhere. The exhibition shows more than 137 paintings of the artist but visitors also have the chance to get a closer look at 20 other paintings and art works of painters on the turn of the 20th century. The 20 paintings also includes the painters who inspired Boznanśka in her work. The exhibition shows the most beautiful paintings of her which made her world wide known. Along side the museum also displays art works of Boznanśka which has never been exhibited in Krakow before. At the exhibition you can explore on Polish art and its most famous painters along side with the contemporary painters of that time. The exhibition Olga Boznanśka is held at the National Museum of Krakow. The exhibition is shown from 25th October 2014 to 1st February 2015. The entrance to the exhibition is for PLN 17 for adults, PLN 10 for students, children and senior citizens.

For more information on the exhibition and the museum click on the following site.