Believe it or not, but I’d never actually seen Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” until I booked my trip to Kraków. Of course, once I had my ticket and knew I was going to visit the actual factory, I downloaded the movie. That was 3+ hours of sadness and tears. Man, oh man.
I walked to the factory from my AirBnB in about 40 minutes. It’s on the opposite end of the city – beyond Kazimierz (the Jewish Quarter) and across the Vistula River.
The inside of the factory has been repurposed into a permanent exhibit. I’d recommend it to anyone going to Kraków. It was really hands on, informative, and captivating. Also – in line with all things Poland – really cheap. The student ticket was only $4.22, and I think the regular ticket was barely a few dollars more. And if you take your time and read everything in each room, you can easily spend hours here.
The exhibit outlined Schindler’s life and his overall impact on the war, as well as the overall Polish situation leading up to, during, and immediately after WWII.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.