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Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

The Eagle Pharmacy

pl. Bohaterów Getta 18


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Public visiting hours:
during summer season (April – October)
Monday 10:00 – 14:00
Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 – 17:00

during winter season
Monday 10:00 – 14:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 – 16:00, closed the first Tuesday of every month
Friday 10:00 - 17.00

The Eagle Pharmacy, run before the outbreak of the Second World War by master pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz, found itself inside the ghetto created for the Jewish population from 1941 to 1943.  Its owner received permission to remain open in the ghetto from the occupying Germans, becoming witness to the everyday life within the closed district and the deportation of the residents to death camps.

In this historic place the memory of Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who repeatedly aided those in the most horrifying danger, is preserved. The exhibit, "Pharmacy in Krakow's Ghetto" is dedicated in large measure to the mass murder of Jews in Krakow between 1939 and 1945. Here visitors can see the museum's exhibits, archival materials, photographs and films. The exhibition was financed in part by Roman Polański, who donated a prize he received from the Polish Culture Foundation for that purpose.

A visit to this place is a profound experience and one of reflection on the fate of thousands of innocent Jewish citizens of Krakow. The museum is above all intended to be educational in nature. It is heavily frequented by visitors from all over the globe.
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