A factory producing enamelware was set up in the formerly rural Krakow district of Zablocie in 1937. During the Second World War its owner was the businessman Oscar Schindler. Today, one of Krakow’s most interesting museums is found on the grounds of the old factory and it has quickly become one of Krakow’s top attractions. The mutlimedia exposition is extremely well done and brings the history of Krakow during this difficult period to life. Join us on a trip to Oscar Schindler’s Factory!
The Museum of Krakow During the TIme of Occupation 1939-1945 was opened in 2010.
Documents, photographs and first-hand accounts of survivors are used to powerfully present the Nazi occupation of Krakow during the Second World War. Visitors can leanr about the various phases of the Nazi occupation of Krakow, as well as the fate of the inhabitants of this multicultural city. The story of Oskar Schindler – the factory owner and savior of more than 1,000 Jews – is also a key component of the museum. Extensive photographic documentation presented in the museum is evidence of cunning and charisma of this German entrepreneur and his willingness to help others.
Our licensed guides will take you through this amazing history that is a required part of any visit to Krakow. We organize tours for both individuals and groups in various languages. Please note that it is necessary to reserve tickets in advance.