Relive the story of a German, Oskar Schindler, who saved over one thousand Jews from mass murder in extermination camps, made famous by the well-known Spielberg film. See the most important places related to Schindler’s stay in Kraków including a guided tour at the Plaszow Concentration Camp
From €35 per person
- Oskar Schindler’s Apartment
- Museum of Archeology and Geology
- Wawel Castle
- Father Bernatek Footbridge
- Ghetto Memorial and the Ghetto Pharmacy Museum
- The Grey House
- Amon Göth’s villa
- The remains of the pre-war Jewish cemetery
- Plaszow Camp Memorial
Oskar Schindler was a German entrepreneur and breeder who saved 1200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. The main character in the book “Schindler’s Ark” and the film “Schindler’s List“.
Of course, during the excursion we will not get away from diving into the history of World War II in Poland, but we will pay great attention to the real man Oscar Schindler, his past and present in the occupied city. We will visit the most popular locations of Schindler’s List. Was he the hero that Stephen Spielberg showed him in the movie?
In contrast, Plaszow was a Nazi concentration camp in the southern suburbs of Kraków, founded shortly after the German invasion of Poland. Originally, Plaszow, opened in 1940, was planned as a forced labour camp, but in 1941 the camp was expanded and subsequently converted into a concentration camp, where from October 28, 1942, deportation of Jews from the Kraków ghetto began. Plashow was known as a concentration camp, supplying several military factories and a quarry with labour.
The camp and life in it are shown in the Schindler’s List movie (1993) about the life of Oskar Schindler. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964. As the Plaszow area is now a nature preserve, director Steven Spielberg built a camp replica in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away. We will visit all this locations during our tour.