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Oskar Schindler’s Factory is one of the numerous sites that can be seen in the film “Schindler’s List”, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993. Today, the factory’s office building houses one of the subdivisions of the Museum of Cracow, where one can learn numerous things about the history of the city and its inhabitants during the Second World War. This Museum was inaugurated in June of 2010, it is one of the newest, most modern, interesting and interactive of Cracow’s museums.
Visit of the Oskar Schindler’s Factory, “CRACOW UNDER NAZI OCCUPATION 1939-1945”: we will discover the history of Cracow with the use of images, sounds, photos, films, reconstructions of ambiences. The period between 6th August 1939 - the 25th anniversary of the departure of Piłsudski’s Legionaries, and the entrance of the soviet Red Army on 18th January 1945 is covered.
We will witness the rising tensions throughout the month of August, when the peace in Europe was in grave danger. The mobilisation of the Polish army. The beginning of the war on 1st September 1939, the capture of Cracow by the Nazi Germans on 6th September of 1939. The creation of the General Government with Cracow as its capital and SS Obergruppenführer Hans Frank as the General Governor in October of 1939. The arrests of 183 professors on 6th November 1939. The daily lives of the citizens of Cracow, who were fighting for survival. Arrests and repressions. Public executions. Totalitarian oppression. The destruction of statues and monuments representing events and people important to Polish history and culture.
We will discover the architectural plans of the new capital, created by Nazi German architects. It was to be temporarily divided into the German zone, the mixed zone and the Jewish zone. We will enter the Ghetto and learn about the problems of its inhabitants.
We will visit the office of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who managed to save 1.200 Jews from certain death. Passing through the Cracow’s Main Market Square recreated in the Museum we shall enter the flat of the members of the AK - the underground Home Amy - to learn about various operations against the Nazi occupiers, targeting bandits such as SS Obergruppenführer Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger and SS Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Koppe. We will bear witness to the liquidation of the Ghetto and see the Camp of Płaszów, recreated in the Museum.
In January of 1945, the Soviet Red Army was rapidly approaching the city of Cracow. The Nazi Germans began the construction of various bunkers and barricades. The Red Army entered the almost intact city on the 18th January 1945. Throughout the next decades this date was celebrated as the liberation of the city, however the real freedom would not begin until 1989.
Meeting place: the entrance of the Oskar Schindler’s Factory.
Services of the official guide of the Oskar Schindler’s Factory in English for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Entrance to the permanent exposition “Cracow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945” in the Oskar Schindler’s Factory.
A whisper system for a better experience during the visit.
Anything not mentioned above.
PRIVATE CITY TOUR IN ENGLISH IN CRACOW, ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR GROUP
Price per person with 6 persons: 19 euros
Price per person with 5 persons: 21 euros
Price per person with 4 persons: 23 euros
Price per person with 3 persons: 26 euros
Price per person with 2 persons: 33 euros
If there are more persons make a request, contact us and we will quote a price for you.
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