"in Cracow there was a Ghetto but not so many Jews as other places"

The Cracow Ghetto was one of five major ghettos established by the Nazis, designed for the specific purpose of isolating the Jewish population of the city and surrounding areas. This isolation facilitated the identification, categorization, and coordination necessary for the "Final Solution."

Residents of the ghetto were used for slave labor projects. Eventually the ghetto, established in an area that originally housed 3,000 people, rose in population to 15,000. The ghetto was surrounded by walls and the gates were guarded by military personnel. 

Krakow Ghetto HEART Website

Krakow Ghetto Map

Podgorze Ghetto in Krakow Website