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krakow, 1939

Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Castle employee's identity is verified by an armed guard at a checkpoint. Hans Frank established his headquarters at the Castle after the German invasion of Poland.

April 1941. One of the main streets in the Krakow Ghetto during a deportation.

April One of the main streets in the Kraków Ghetto during a deportation

The Jewish Ghetto-Krakow-Kraków Sightseeing-The Jewish Ghetto

The Jewish Ghetto-Krakow-Kraków Sightseeing-The Jewish Ghetto

Kraków Ghetto- On 13 March, 1943, the this Jewish ghetto was closed down. The   surviving inhabitants were transported to a new forced labor camp. Approximately 2,000 Jews died during the evacuation.

Kraków Ghetto- On 13 March, the this Jewish ghetto was closed down. The surviving inhabitants were transported to a new forced labor camp. Approximately Jews died during the evacuation.

“Dear diary, I don’t want to die” - Education & E-Learning - Yad Vashem

“Dear diary, I don’t want to die” - Education & E-Learning - Yad Vashem

Plaszów, Poland, 1943, Inmates removing waste on a wagon.

Plaszów, Poland, Inmates removing waste on a wagon.

Deportation to the Kraków ghetto

There were three types of ghettos: closed ghettos, open ghettos, and destruction ghettos.

Trolley coming through the Ghetto gate  German authorities created the Kraków ghetto in 1941.  Gentiles living in the area were expelled to accommodate 17,000 Jews.  Historical Photograph

Trolley coming through the Ghetto gate German authorities created the Kraków ghetto in Gentiles living in the area were expelled to accommodate Jews.

Ya'akov Hollander was a ten-year-old boy living in Kraków, Poland, when WWII broke out. Deported from his home and eventually crammed into the Kraków ghetto, Ya'akov passed through twelve different concentration camps during the Holocaust. A walking skeleton when he was finally liberated, Yaakov had lost both his parents and most of his family i...

Ya'akov Hollander was a ten-year-old boy living in Krakow, Poland, when WWII broke out. Deported from his home and eventually crammed into the Krakow ghetto,.