Pharmacy Under the Sign of the Eagle Museum of National Memory

 

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The “Pharmacy Under the Sign of the Eagle” National Memory Museum was fund in 1983 and it is located at 18 Bohaterów Getta Square.


Between the years 1941-1943 there was a pharmacy run by a Polish owner Tadeusz Pankiewicz. Other Gentiles escaped elsewere as Jews poured in, but Pankiewicz stayed and kept his shop open. He was a witness and participator of life in the ghetto. His pharmacy constituted a place of meetings, invaluable source of medicine and  contact with the outside world. For the help he gave to Jewish people he was honoured by the Israeli Holocaust Memorial authority Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. A permanent exhibition held in the Museum is dedicated to showing the annihilation of Krakow's Jews by the Germans as well as the role that Pankiewicz's pharmacy had in the ghetto. Moreover, in the multimedia section there are: a history of the pharmacy, an electronic visitors' book, Tadeusz Pankiewicz's biography, and historical archives containing pictures and documents from the period of war.

Tickets:
  • regular 10 PLN
  • concessionary 8 PLN
  • group, schools 7 PLN
  • family 20 PLN (2 adults and 2 children up to 16, or 1 adult and 3 children up to 16)
  • charge for an audio-guide 10 PLN
  • guide in English 85 PLN per group + ticket
Opening hours:
  • Monday 10.00-14.00 (no charge)
  • Tuesday - Sunday 9.00-17.00

Exhibition is closed on every 2nd Tuesday of the month.





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