Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, Krakow

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A heartwarming testament to humankind, in World War II Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa housed the only pharmacy  n Krakow's Jewish ghetto. Now a museum, this site narrates the story of the people who worked there and often risked their lives to help the ghetto population suffering under Nazi occupation. Spread out over five small rooms, the exhibits include the Polish owner's eyewitness account of the atrocities committed against the city's Jews. Photos, videos, and written documents make up the bulk of the exhibit. To visit Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa and other attractions in Krakow, use our Krakow day trip app .
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  • A must on a visit to Krakow. The eagle pharmacy was within the ghetto created by the Nazis. The Polish pharmacist, and his staff, did their best to help Jewish people within the ghetto, by supplying f...  more »
  • If you have already been to Schindler's factory and at Auschwitz-Birkenau can't just miss to visit the pharmacy Apteka Pod Orlem; an important testimony of those tragic events, which saw Krakow as its protagonist. In the pharmacy, the tourist is directly involved and immersed in that particular and terrible atmosphere of those years, finding out firsthand what happened. In fact you can directly open doors and drawers, lift the telephone handset, etc. Here you saved a Jewish girl, who had been hidden in the pharmacy through the generosity of the pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz. Is a testament to touching, don't miss out!
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  • This is the actual pharmacy that was situated in the jewish quarter during the german occupation of Poland and as you will see was steeped in history. The revamped interactive layout of the library gi...  more »
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  • Great little museum that really tells the story of life in the ghetto 1941/42. Well worth a visit.
  • Really interesting place, only need 30-35 mins to go around there. However, felt a little uncomfortable with the staff practically following us around the 3 rooms.
  • Really great museum of the pharmacy from the war.
  • A small but nice museum. Only a few rooms, however lots of interactive displays and information. Really only need 30 minutes for this one, but I'd recommend purchasing a joint ticket with Schindler's factory - makes it more worthwhile.
  • Moment of emotion in this place who was run by a polish (non jude) pharmacist who refused to leave the Krakow jewish ghetto during the nazi period. Instead, he helped people to live / hide during this terrific period of our European history.
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