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Fighting for Dignity: Jewish Resistance in Krakow. (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): 10th to 29th January 2011 

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Before the outbreak of World War Two Krakow had a Jewish population of approx 60,000 the majority of which lived in the Kazimierz district of the city. Jewish children could attend religious Jewish schools or attend local Polish schools. On 1st September 1939 Germany invaded Poland and Krakow was captured on 6th September by German Army. Almost immediately Jews were persecuted with the Star of David being painted on all Jewish business’. This persecution continued for the duration of World War Two. Krakow was eventually liberated 18th January 1945, by which time over 90% of Krakow’s Jews had been murdered.

This exhibition  is aimed at 6 th class primary school students and secondary schools students. Schools are invited to contact the library in order to arrange a tour of the exhibition.


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