Your tour will begin in central Krakow, where you’ll join up with your guide and hop aboard your minivan. On route, hear an introduction to Krakow’s Jewish history and heritage, and the community’s significant role in the development and culture of the city before WWII.
Journey to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz and hop out to stroll the streets, now home to monuments, synagogues and kosher restaurants. Learn why Steven Spielberg chose this area to depict the Jewish ghetto of Podgorze in ‘Schindler’s List.’ Traveling further back into history, hear how the revered rabbi Moses Isseries, known as Remuh, taught here in the 16th century.
Then step into the Old Synagogue, the longest surviving temple in Poland, and admire its Gothic design. Visit the active Remuh Synagogue and wander the ornate headstones of the Remuh Cemetery, including the tomb of Moses Isseries.
Afterward, make a stop at Oscar Schindler’s Factory museum. See the space of the original enamelware factory where Schindler protected Jewish workers from deportation. Examine the remaining documents and exhibits that tell the stories of Schlinder and his workers during that dark time in Krakow’s history.
Your tour will conclude at the WWII Plaszow concentration camp, where you can pay respects to the memorial honoring the thousands of Jews and Poles imprisoned here.