Schindler's Factory New Exhibition


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The history of the Second World War is full of anonimous and silent heroes who risked not only their lives but also their families' lives to protect Jews from Nazi cruelty. Since 15th October 1941 offering shelter or other help to a Jew was punished with death penalty.

 Nevertheless, many Poles took the risk, ignoring this order. It is estimated that around 2500 people in Poland lost their lives for assisting Jews. Together, they saved at least 30000 Jewish people.
A new exhibition at Schindler’s factory, Krakow’s Righteous, tells the stories of 15 young Cracovians whose courage was honored with the Righteous Among the Nations medal after the war. The medal and diploma has been awarded by the Yad Vashem World Centre for Holocaust Research to almost 6,400 Poles, which constitutes the largest national group recognized with this award.
The exhibition is divided into five themed zones. The first one is dedicated to the extermination of Krakow's Jews during World War II, the second – to the activities of the Righteous, another – to the rescued. The fourth theme is the history of the Polish Society of the Righteous Among the Nations, and the last part is the space in which there are presented. souvenirs of people honored by Yad Vashem. Apart from the exhibition, The Krakow's Righteous project includes a cycle of lectures, meetings and guided tours dedicated to the history of the Krakow ghetto.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on November 5 at 6 pm in Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory in Krakow.

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