Photo courtesy of Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow's Modern Jewish Culture
Krakow was home to a thriving Jewish community in the early 20th century. Although the vast majority of the Jewish population was murdered in the Holocaust, the Jewish heritage of the city lives on. The Jewish Community Center in Kazimierz holds regular talks, workshops, and classes that are open to all, inviting visitors to brush up on their photography or language skills. The Galicia Jewish Museum is a good place to admire the work of local photographers recording the region's Jewish heritage—and an excuse to take a break for coffee and cake. Beit Krakow have a regular program of dance, music, and literature events that offer modern interpretations of ancient Jewish texts.
By Andy Jarosz, AFAR Local Expert