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Oskar Schindler's Factory
Oskar Schindler's Factory

Oskar Schindler's Factory

9.212 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum, Historic Site
Ranked #11 in Krakow things to do
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Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 257 10 17
http://www.mhk.pl/branches/oskar-schindlers-factory
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Oskar Schindler's Factory explains the history of the war and the city of Kraków during that time. If you're expecting to learn more about the factory, its working conditions ... Read more
and/or Schindler the vast majority of the info in this site is focused more on the other things I just mentioned. If you're interested in the history of the war, there is loads of reading material in here for you. Since Oskar Schindler's Factory is heavy on the reading material, it may be a tough site for families with little ones in terms of keeping them occupied. I found the "Room of Choices" exhibit to be the most moving. It's a room filled with notes about people helping each other during the Holocaust.

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Clermont, Florida, USA

Most everyone knows the history of this factory from the film and other historical information but it is still a pretty amazing place to see. To imagine the people that he saved and that lived there is to walk through time and you can almost feel the presence of the period. He spent much of his own money bribing Nazi officers and providing documents to give new names and protect identities of those who worked there. When in Krakow it is a must to see.

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New York City, New York State, USA

A fascinating museum that details the risks Oscar Schindler took to protect the city's Jewish citizens and, on a much larger scale, traces the story of Germany's occupation of Poland.

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Quezon City, Philippines

The former factory where Oskar Schindler employed and saved the lives of many Jews is now a museum. Full of informations on the persecution of Jews in Poland and the events that happened in Krakow during the holocaust. A sobering experience. A must visit if you love history.

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Bellevue, Washington, USA

An extremely detailed look at historical Krakow around the WWII era. You need to get a guide, though, otherwise there's too much to read and look at and you'll be information overloaded.

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Nottingham, UK

This is a fascinating insight into an important part of this city's history. If you've seen the film 'Schindler's List' then you may know a little about this history already, if you haven't seen the film I'd recommend that you do watch it before visiting. The old factory now houses two museums, tickets to gain access to these are reasonably priced. The museum details more than just the life of Oskar Schindler and the Jewish people he saved, it goes into more detail about what happened in Krakow during the Second World War.

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London, UK

This is an absolute must whilst in the city, having only recently opened in 2010. The museum is both very interactive and informative, with plenty of information on Krakow under Nazi occupation, the turbulent history of the city’s Jewish community and of course about the Oskar Schindler factory itself. It is an extremely sad, but rewarding experience going around this museum, and adds further knowledge to any you may already have had if you have seen the film, Schindler’s List.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

I was slightly surprised (and a bit disappointed) that this museum wasn't really about the Schindler Factory at all. Instead, it's is more about Krakow during WWII than it is a celebration or deep exploration of Schindler himself. That said, it’s still worth a visit to understand the devastating history of the city in one of the darkest times in recent memory.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Oskar Schindler's Factory explains the history of the war and the city of Kraków during that time. If you're expecting to learn more about the factory, its working conditions and/or Schindler the vast majority of the info in this site is focused more on the other things I just mentioned. If you're interested in the history of the war, there is loads of reading material in here for you. Since Oskar Schindler's Factory is heavy on the reading material, it may be a tough site for families with little ones in terms of keeping them occupied. I found the "Room of Choices" exhibit to be the most moving. It's a room filled with notes about people helping each other during the Holocaust.

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Pittsford (town), New York
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This is his factory and now is a very good museum detailing the Nazi occupation and the many negative consequences on the local population as well as the reality of the Schindler factory. The area where it is located has other sites to see and a busy shopping street.

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Genova, Italy

La Schindlera Fabryka è uno dei posti che più di tutti a Cracovia ha diritto di essere visto. La famosa fabbrica che si vede nel film Schindler's List esiste davvero ed è il luogo di maggiore importanza storica del quartiere di Podgorze. Questo Museo racconta per la maggior parte dei suoi ambienti la vita dell'intera città di Cracovia durante l'occupazione nazista. In realtà, dell'ex fabbrica che produceva oggetti smaltati, e sul conto dell'imprenditore Schindler si dice ben poco.

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