"Kazimierz-the Jewish Quarter" Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz Tip by Dabs

Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz, Krakow: 151 reviews and 298 photos

  Old Synagogue
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      Remuh Synagogue
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      Schindler movie location
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We visited Kazimierz twice on this visit, the 1st time to check out the Sunday market which turned out to be a bit of a disappointment as it was all clothing. We then headed back the next day for the Free walking tour of the Jewish Quarter which leaves every day at 3pm from March-November from in front of St. Mary's Church.

Kazimierz, named after King Kazimierz who established a market area here in 1335, was home to the Jewish population as early as 1495. During WWII the Jewish population was pushed from this area across the river to the Jewish ghetto. You can still see some of the many synagogues that still exist in Kazimierz

Photo 1-Old Synagogue is the oldest surviving Jewish religious building in Poland, built in the 15th century, rebuilt after WWII and now home to the Museum of History and Culture of the Krakow Jews

Photo 2-Remuh Synagogue, built in 1558, restored after WWII

Photo 3-Parts of "Schindler's List" was filmed in Krakow, this courtyard was featured in the scene where the suitcases were thrown down from the balconies while the Podgorze Ghetto is liquidated.

Website: http://www.krakowski-kazimierz.pl/

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2010
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