Music and the Holocaust: Kraków. During the inter-war years, with a well-established Jewish community of around 60,000, the city of Kraków was a centre of Jewish cultural life.
Ironically, however, the ghetto that became the last home for tens of thousands of Polish Jews was not located in the historically Jewish area of the city; thus, although the ghetto itself was destroyed, the Jewish neighbourhood remained intact. The city of Kraków today houses one of the few surviving historical Jewish areas in Poland, although the Jews themselves were murdered or emigrated long ago. Holocaust Timeline: The Krakow Ghetto 1940-43. The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Cracow. Kraków (also Cracow) is the second largest, and one of the oldest, cities in Poland.
Situated on the Vistula River, the city dates back to the 7th century and has been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. Jewish history in the city can be traced back to the 14th or 15th century. - Early History - 15th Century - 16th Century - 17th Century - 18th Century - 19th Century - Inter-War Period - The Holocaust - Post-Holocaust Period - Jewish Tourist Sites.
Bernard Offen Video. Holocaust Survivors Walk. Voices of the Holocaust. During the 1930s and 40s, the Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jews.
Hitler's intention was to destroy all Jewish communities, and to build a 'master race' of Aryans. Many other 'non-aryans' were persecuted including Romanies, homosexuals, and the disabled, as well as those who were politically opposed to the Nazis. Holocaust Survivors. The Holocaust - Comprehensive Resources About the Holocaust. Holocaust Encyclopedia.