Cracow Guide

Kraków Guide

Podgórze District

Podgórze – district of Kraków situated on the right (southern) bank of the Vistula River. Initially a fishing village was granted city status by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II in 1784. Between the years 1784-1915 it was an independent well prospered township; in 1910 Podgórze was the 13th largest town in Galicia.
It's a place commemorating the most terrifying part of jewish history – the holocaust during the second world war.Before tha war more than 64000 Jews lived in Krakow. Over 48000 of them were driven out in the forced resettlements of the second half of 1940 and the early mounth of 1941. The Germans shut those who remained in a ghetto established in Podgórze.