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"Kazimierz Changes" Top 5 Page for this destination Kazimierz - Jewish District Tip by Skeptic-jr

Kazimierz - Jewish District, Krakow: 87 reviews and 174 photos

by Skeptic-jr

Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Krakow, was found as a separate town in 14 centrury by king Kazimierz the Great. Then it was Polish, but during years Jews were coming there and at last they were about (or even more) a half of its population. In years of WW 2nd German nazis forced Jews to remove to the ghetto located on the other side of the Wisla River in the Podgorze district. After war communists authorities settled in post-Jewish houses many people from so called margin (poor, drunres, thieves...). Kazimierz has been neglected for dozens of years. After the end of communist era, city authorities try to revitalize it, but there are many problems with defining to whom some property belong - many owners do not live today, swindlers appeared and some houses was given for people and organizatons who do not care properly for them. So you can still see pictures like here: well-renowated houses can stand just next to these almost completely ruined.

Address: To the south-east of the historical centre
Directions: 15 minuts from the Main Market by foot.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 7, 2003
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