After years of preparation the Oscar Schindler Enamelled Good’s Factory reopened to the public, as a world class museum in 2010. The story of Oscar Schindler and his emloyees is one of which has been well known since Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List. It was shot entirely in Krakow, Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter of Krakow. The museum guides visitors through the history of every day life under the Nazi occupation of Poland, using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, artefacts and multimedia installations. It gives visitors the chance to learn more about the man and his workers.
At a certain point in his life, Schindler began to sympathize with the Jewish workers in his factory and did protect them from being deported to concentration camps and offered them better lives. After he saw many of his employees and friends being murdered during an SS raid, he ramped up these efforts even further. He would come up with bogus paperwork to classify those threatened with deportation as ” essential” to the workings at the factory- even if they were unskilled.
Scattered randomly between the exhibitions are replicas of every day places , designed to give the visitor a taste of 1940’s Krakow.
typical living places at that time..
Tin ware erected in Schindler’s office
Schindler had passed in 1974, his final wish was to be buried in Jerusalem, until today his grave is piled high with small stones left there by appreciative Jewish visitors.
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