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Podgorze Krakow Reviews
Former WOII ghetto Jul 16, 2008
When world war two started, the Jews that lived in Kazimierz were banned to go and live over the river, in the Podgorze district. Nazi's build a wall around it only to keep them locked in there. From Podgorze, most people were later deported to camps in the neighborhood, like Auschwitz. Quite a horrible history that is attached to this quarter at the other side of Vistula river.
Podgorze today doesn't show that much remainders of the times of war. Most known here is probably the square with all the chairs (monument) and the museum Apoteca pod Orlem. A little more to the West, you can also find the Schindler factory, yet as I wrote in my blog, this is being renovated so at the moment there isn't much to see though.
Because of Kazimierz popularity with tourists, Podgorze is often forgotten. Yet it is an interesting place to have a walk around at. It can't be said that this district is fancy, modern or beautiful, but these streets hold a very strong history that definitely can't be forgotten.
Part of the Poland 2008 travel blog
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