Our last day of the trip we spent in Krakow. It was a radiantly beautiful and sunny day, and during the afternoon hours, strolled about in the bustling street life in and around the main square by the powerful St. Mary's Church and the Market Hall, and enjoyed it very well. Krakow is a really beautiful city!
We started the day with a visit to the Jewish Quarter (Kazimiers) and an ancient synagogue still in use: Remuh Synagogue and the nearby Jewish cemetery. Then we wandered around the surrounding area and saw including some places where scenes of Schindler's List recorded. Then we went to the neighborhood where the Jewish ghetto was during the war and saw the various memorials and the ghetto walls existed.
Although Krakow had a koncentr ationsläger: Płaszów, which was purely a labor camp and not intended for "extermination." We visited the place where it has been and saw the monument erected over all those who nevertheless died / killed in the camp (according to our guide about 20 000 people). Besides the high memory monument in stone, there is just nothing that resembles the site's history. It is more like a lush green today. Before we went into the area we looked at Amon Goeths commandant villa (Goeth had a hobby to shoot dot on the Jews in the camp: in the movie Schindler's List, he does it from his balcony) and the villa where the SS had their headquarters we watched also.
We also got a quick look at Oskar Schindler's factory. Most of his workers he brought the Jews in Płaszów; early to make a lot of money on slave labor, end the war, because he realized that he could save lives by taking them to the factory, even though he was at that time only lost money to keep running the factory instead of making a few and had to pay a lot of bribes to keep his workers alive.
At night we had the privilege of eating at a kocher restaurant while we were listening to great live music by Jascha Lieberman Trio.
A really good day!
Remuh Synagogue, with fences format menorah-candle holders
It was filmed a scene from the film Schindler's List in
The monument in Płaszów
The same monument with religion misses the fore
St. Mary's Church
Jascha Lieberman Trio