Explore the Enamel Factory, in which Oscar Schindler – a German entrepreneur – saved the lives of over a thousand Jews during the Nazi occupation. Learn about the tragic events that took place in Kraków during the Second World War and visit the Plaszow Concentration Camp as seen in Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List.
From €45 per person
Schindler’s Factory is very popular among visitors. First of all because the tragic events that took place in Kraków during the Second World War as seen in Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List. The museum’s atypical and modern exhibition will leave no one indifferent. Learn the story of a German entrepreneur who led many Jews through the war.
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.