The Jewish cemeteries in Podgórze

Duration: about 1.5 hours Place: the Grey House, 3 Jerozolimska Street Price: 150 PLN Booking: Description: KL Plaszow was established on the grounds of two Jewish cemeteries (the old cemetery used by the Jewish Religious Community of Podgórze, and the new cemetery used by the Jewish Religious Community of Kraków). The participants in the guided tour will be offered the opportunity to discover the history of both necropolises, the scale and consequences of their wartime devastation, and the forms of their commemoration that can (or cannot) be observed in physical space. The visitors will be introduced to Jewish religious law (halakha), explaining the importance and role of cemeteries in Jewish tradition. Also, selected types of epigraphs that can be found on headstones (known as matzevot) will be discussed with their symbolism explained.

If you have questions about...

  • Where does the visit begin and end?
    The visit begins and ends next to the board displaying an aerial photograph of KL Plaszow taken in 1944, marked with number 5. It is installed near the historic Grey House (Google Maps) at 3 Jerozolimska Street.
  • How long will the meeting last?
    The visit is planned to take about two hours.
  • How should I prepare for the visit?
    The group of visitors participating in the tour will walk across a diverse terrain, mainly along paths with a gravel surface and asphalt-paved roads. Please see weather forecast to choose suitable clothing, remember to protect your head on sunny hot days, wear comfortable shoes and take a bottle of water. Take an umbrella or a raincoat with hood, if rain fall is forecast.
    Visitors who suffer from allergy are reminded that the memorial site is an open green area.
    The visit includes stretches leading through Jewish cemeteries; men are required by tradition to have their headwear on when visiting a cemetery.
  • Where can I read more about KL Plaszow prior to the meeting?
    You are encouraged to see information and publications displayed on our website. The Education section in the main menu contains a tab leading to educational materials.
    The Museum -> Publications section features studies and papers prepared by the Museum, including free downloads.
  • How do I get to and return from the memorial site?
    The easiest way of arriving to the meeting point is on foot from Podgórze, or on public transport, getting off at the Cmentarz Podgórski or Dworcowa stop; tram lines: 11, 13, 24, 73, 74.
  • I need additional information, where can I get it?
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