March 13 and 14 marks the 79th anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Krakow’s Podgórze. This date is a symbolic end to Jewish life in Krakow, which was only renewed in recent years.
From the 1980s, the anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto was commemorated by the March of Remembrance, whose participants paid tribute to the memory of the murdered Jewish inhabitants of Krakow. Every year, hundreds of Krakow residents and guests from abroad participated in the March – including those who survived the Krakow ghetto and their descendants. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the march was suspended for two years. The organizers upheld this decision also this year.
-In order to avoid organizing assemblies that may be dangerous in a pandemic situation or may cause discomfort to the participants of such an assembly, we encourage you to individually celebrate the anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto: by visiting the ghetto in Podgórze or in the former KL Plaszow, or walking along the traditional marching route from Plac Bohaterów Ghettos to the site of the former camp.
-All interested people who want to learn more about this aspect of our city’s history, on this anniversary can visit the area of the former ghetto and the camp with a guide – in groups with a limited number of participants and in accordance with sanitary regulations and legal regulations. At 10.00 am, the Galicia Jewish Museum invites you to the site of the former ghetto in Podgórze. At 1:00 p.m., the museum staff will show tourists around the KL Płaszów Museum camp. Both tours are free. To participate, you must first be signed in to the list of participants. Detailed information on the website of the Jewish Culture Festival.
-We hope that we will all celebrate the 80th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto in 2023, overcoming this symbolic distance from the ghetto to the extermination camp during the traditional March of Remembrance –
The organizers of the March of Remembrance write in a statement