Ghetto Walls in Krakow


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Fragments of the wall of Jewish Ghetto in Krakow survived in two places. One is just around the corner from Podgorze Cemetery, behind the school at 62 Limanowskiego Street. Second one is located between 25 and 29 Lwowska Street, not far from Limanowskiego Street. Ghetto was established in March 1941, its walls were raised in April same year.

Walls were 3 meters high and had only 4 gates. Ghetto Walls surrounded area of 20 hectares including 15 streets, 320 houses. Around 3 thousand people lived in this area before war. When Nazis moved here Jews from different parts of the city, there were around 16 thousand people living in such a small area. Ghetto Walls were built in the style of Jewish graves symbolizing destiny of enslaved people.

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