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Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory

This enameling factory was managed by the Sudeten-German industrialist Oskar Schindler. He employed cheap, Jewish laborers. He treated his Jewish employees well and succeeded in saving 1,100 of them from the Nazis by moving them to a labor camp near his new enterprise in Brünnlitz in the Czech Republic. After the war Schindler was awarded by Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority) the title "Righteous Among the Nations" for saving these Jews. His story became famous by the movie "Schindler’s list" by Steven Spielberg.
The former Schindler factory has been transformed into a unique museum that tells the story of the city of Krakow from the years 1939 to 1946. The desk and the stairs from the film are integrated into the tour.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Bas Stoffelsen & Mireille Timmerman
  • Photos: Marco Hilgers (1, 3), Lennard Bolijn (2, 4, 5)

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