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  • Address: plac Bohaterów Getta 18, Kraków, Poland 30-001
  • Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
  • Admission: Adult 10 złoty, Child 8 złoty

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Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum Tours

Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s pharmacy in the heart of Podgórze ran quite smoothly until 1941 when the Nazis closed off the surrounding area and created a ghetto for the Jewish community. And although Pankiewicz was offered to move the Aryan side of the city at the time, he chose to stay in the ghetto, where he was able to supply the residents with medication and various pharmaceutical products that were not only used for health reasons but also to help them mislead the Gestapo; for example, many residents used hair dyes to disguise their identity, or even tranquilizers to keep children quiet during raids. The pharmacy itself was often used as a shelter to Jews who escaped deportation to the camps.

The pharmacy is now part of the Krakow Historical Museum and has been restored to its wartime appearance. Multimedia exhibits and various artifacts, as well as numerous testimonials from Holocaust survivors and Poles, inform visitors about the reality of life in the ghetto and the pharmacy’s role in a very intimate, hands-on way.

Practical Info

The Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum is located at Bohaterów Getta 18, just south of Krakow’s historical center. It is open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Mondays, and from 9 AM to 5 PM on every other day of the week. Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing. The museum is closed every second Tuesday of the month. Admission is 10 złoty per adult, 8 złoty per child or 20 złoty per family. Entry is free of charge on Mondays.

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