On 10 June, the newest branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, the Oskar Schindler Emalia Factory, opened to great fanfare and an elaborate ceremony featuring a concert by the band Kroke, set to video footage of Krakow past and present, which was attended by VIPs and Holocaust survivors, including several people who had worked in the very factory that is now the setting of the new museum.
The permanent exhibition tells the story of three Krakows during the Nazi occupation: the Catholic Polish citizens, the Jews who had called Krakow their home, and the privileged occupying forces. It opened to the public today, and admission is free throughout the day.
Below, we have included a slideshow of the permanent exhibition as well as the opening gala. Stay tuned for the July 2010 issue of the Krakow Post to read our coverage of the new museum.
See also: Schindler Will Shine