Kazimierz, the Jewish community of Krakow

DSC_9431After King Kazimierz the great encouraged Jews to come to Poland in the 14th century, a large community settled in and around Krakow, by than it was an autonomous community. In second world war when the Nazis arrived , they send most of the Jewish people to the nearby ghetto of Lublin, and  to the death camps of  nearby Auschwitz. Only a few thousands Krakow Jews survived. Today’s Krakow has only about 200 Jewish residents.

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Plac Nowy, the Jewish Square, actually a rotunda shape, is nowadays the market place of Kazimierz, all different kinds of goods are offered, besides vegetables, old relics from the war times.

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The wall that surrounds the oldest cemetery

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The older and newer Jewish cemetery.

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The oldest Isaac synagogue, was opened in 1644, it’s  one of the most strikingly synagogues.

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Rabbi Eliezer Gurary runs the place, I was so lucky to have a little chat with him.

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The main square around the synagogue and the cemetery

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famous beauty Helena Rubinstein turned into an authentic Restaurant

famous beauty Helena Rubinstein turned into an authentic Restaurant

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About corneliaweberphotography

In my photography work I thrive to capture the soul of the moment. I let my images speak the language of stillness and vibration, with that I leave my audience to find their own reflections and emotions. My approach in my work is to lead other's to their own imagination and freedom of dreams. I invite you to visit my web site www.corneliaweber-photography.com
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5 Responses to Kazimierz, the Jewish community of Krakow

  1. Judi McKenie says:

    I love all the different cultures that you have shown us which is all part of Krakow’s rich history. As always, your beautiful and artfully shot images tell a tale! Thank you Cornelia!

  2. Wonderful photos, Cornelia. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Angelika Hartmann-Welli says:

    Was für wunderbare Bilder!

  4. Laurie Caldas says:

    Cornelia Joon,your photography amazes me. You have such a good eye. Thank you for sharing your talent! Love you ❤

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