Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) or Enamel Factory which now houses, in 45 rooms, the exhibition entitled "Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945." It tells the story of Krakow itself and of the fate of its Jewish and Polish residents during the Second World War.
|Signs on the exterior of the building.|
|Photos above of Nazis buying souvenirs and being amused when Orthodox Jews' dreadlocks and sideburns were cut off; below their acting as tourists!|
|A 'Death Poster' as the Jews referred to them; they listed all the Jews murdered the previous day. The names were also constantly read over loudspeakers in an attempt to keep Jews in line.|
|Tram sign saying 'No Jews on Tram.'|
|Disquieting exhibit because they kept going |
around and around, almost as if they were keeping
pace with the Germans marching.
|Just in case you didn't notice the floor in the|
Correspondence from Krakow residents in concentration camps.
|This sign was, for me, among the most distrubing of all the signs in Jewish museums we've seen so far this trip. I hope I will remember it the next time I'm inclined to say 'I'm starving.'|
|The Nazis forced Jewish stonemasons |
to build the top of the Ghetto Wall in the
same shape as the top of Jewish tombstones.
|The Room of Choices: A structural installation symbolizing the various ethical dilemmas and attitudes one could encounter during a war. How profoundly scary and thought provoking.|
|A minute fraction of the plunder of |
Jewish belonings by the Nazis.
|Studio portaits of more than a thousand Jewsish |
DEF workers saved by Schindler.