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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  • This is a very dynamic and interactive museum. You are invited to discover various testimonials, but won't get much explanations. The staff was not really pleasant.  more »
  • very disappointed because we did not know that the Museum was closed from 2 pm, in any case Monday... staff very unfriendly who literally kicked us out!
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  • The pharmacy under the Eagle in the Krakow Ghetto Heroes square was the only pharmacy in the Krakow Ghetto in Podgórze during the Nazi occupation. Ran it Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the only Pole living in the confines of the ghetto, from the beginning to the end of its lifetime. Pharmacy was the secret place aprowizacyjnym, aid and contact for the Jews living in the ghetto. In the evening, and night, met here people representing the elite of professional, intellectual and artistic ghetto; they were for example. musicians, doctors, scientists. During the period of increased arrests pharmacy became a refuge for the oppressed, who with 24-hour on-call pharmacies, were hiding here. Now houses a museum.
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  • 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.
  • It only takes about 20 minutes to go through this small Museum but it's a very interesting profile of the good a few people did during World War II.
  • Great experience. Great it had student discount. You can learn a lot and see how a old time pharmacy looks like. Is small so quick to see.
  • It's a small museum hidden in Ghetto Heroes Square with only five rooms on a single floor, but it houses interesting collection of artefacts that give insight into life during WWII in the Ghetto. There are plenty of interactive pieces: chests, cupboards, illustrative graphics and recordings. Each of them is teaching a history of the Pharmacy Under the Eagle in a lively, engaging form with the fascinating showcase of pharmaceutical artefacts on display and testimonials describing life in the Krakow Ghetto.

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