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Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

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Learn about the history of the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp, how the camp featured in the Spielberg movie Schindler's List, and about the man behind the film, Oskar Schindler.

Highlights

  • Take a comprehensive tour of the Plaszow Concentration Camp
  • Remember the victims of the Holocaust at the camp's memorials
  • Learn about the life of Oskar Schindler and where the Schindler's List film was filmed

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Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

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