Fabryka Oskara Schindlera - Emalia / Oskar Schindler's Emalia Works
(Poland - Lesser Poland - Kraków)
This enameling factory was managed by the Sudeten-German industrialist Oskar Schindler. He employed cheap, Jewish laborers. He treated his Jewish employees well and succeeded in saving 1.100 of them from the Nazi claws by moving them to a labor camp near his new enterprise in Brünnlitz in the Czech Republic. After the war Schindler was awarded by Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority) the title “Righteous Among the Nations" for saving these Jews. His story became famous by the movie “Schindler’s list" by Steven Spielberg.
The former Schindler factory has been transformed into a unique museum that tells the story of the city of Krakow from the years 1939 to 1946. Open since June 2010. The desk and the stairs from the film are integrated into the tour.
The fifth photo shows the old entrance.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
- Text: Bas Stoffelsen, Mireille Timmerman & Anneke Moerenhout
- Photos: Paul & Anneke Moerenhout (1,2,3,4) & Bas Stoffelsen (5)
Address and contactinformation
- Lipowa 4
- WWII grade:
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Point of interest
- Graves Polish Veterans (Rakowicki) Cracow
- Mass Grave Victims National Socialism Cracow
- Polish War Graves (RAF) Cracow