Die Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera (kurz: Fabryka Schindlera) ist ein staatliches Museum in einem ehemaligen Gebäude der Emaillewarenfabrik von Oskar Schindler in Krakau. Das Museum stellt die Zeit der deutschen Besatzung Krakaus von 1939 bis 1945 dar, ein besonderer Schwerpunkt ist das Schicksal der Juden im Krakauer Ghetto und im Zwangsarbeitslager Plaszow im Vergleich zu den Beschäftigten in Schindlers Fabrik. Auch Bezüge zum Film Schindlers Liste, der teilweise im Gebäude gedreht wurde, werden hergestellt. Das Museum wurde 2010 eröffnet und ist Teil des Historischen Museums der Stadt Krakau; in weiteren Bauten der Fabrik findet sich das Museum für Gegenwartskunst Krakau.
paula blivin | Feb. 19, 2018
This is a must see museum. It covers the history from prior to the occupation by Nazi Germany through to its liberation. There is one room that is dedicated to Shindler and his efforts. The use of signs, displays and videos do an excellent job of giving you varying opportunities to see/learn the history. The visuals given you an incredible visual experience. They also incorporate a "touch/tactile" experience by changing what the flooring is that you walk on. This amplifies your emotional reaction to all that you see as you experience this museum. It is a very emotional experience - as it absolutely should be. I definitely spent a lot of time shaking my head wondering how anyone could think themselves so superior under anyone else. I could have taken photos but choose not to out of respect.
Tania Terteriani | Feb. 4, 2018
Very interesting museum for those who want to know more about Schindler's factory and also Krakow in 1939-45 years. There is 35 minutes documentary movie about factory with English subtitles - must watch. If you have time it's better not to take guide and go through all places by your own and explore the history through the screens, annotations under the illustrations and documentary videos of people. There is always a sign of direction which you need to follow,, so it's not difficult. Entry to the museum costs around 25 zloty and it's definitely worth it!
Ray Wood | März 1, 2018
The museum as you would expect is very informative. For me the most poignant was the recallections of those brave people who tell their own stories on the films you can watch on the screens dotted around the museum. My message is to remember we are all much more alike than we are different.
Robin Stirling | März 1, 2018
Much more here than i was expecting. The "Talking Heads" interviews with workers from the factory were spellbinding. The short film also. Spent over 3 hours in here. Very informative. Teachers & lectures huckled off to camps and becoming leaders within the underground movement.
Jaqui Davenport | Jan. 12, 2018
Excellent value for price. A good insight through the war years. Lots of short films with Language Choice and some interactive displays with good sound effects. Good footage of people who worked @ the Schindler factory & displays of factory offices, products made & paperwork relating to "Schindlers List". Free cloakroom & nice little cafe on site too. Well worth a visit
CJ | März 13, 2018
Good tour that lasts around an hour depending on how long you spend in each exhibit. interesting facts about Schindler and the events that lead up to the clearance of the Jewish ghettos and Schindlers motives for the factory and it's place in history. Beware it Can get Very busy with school groups so advise going early to beat the crowds. A must if in Krakow which won't set you back too much, some parts of the museum are upsetting.
Mary M | März 26, 2018
One of the best museums I have seen, and a must see when in Krakow. I could have spent all day reading all the materials. I did the tour by myself, but they do offer tours in several languages for an additional fee. Better to schedule tour in advance, but if you show up day of, get there early as lines get long.
Graham Aley | Apr. 27, 2018
A must see, but make sure you buy a ticket in advance to skip the queue. We did fortunately as we had read other reviews. We arrived when the museum opened and there were around 20 in front. When we left, the queue was snaking down the street. Rightly so. This museum follows the plight of the Jewish people in Krakow and the timeline from carefree days before the Nazi invasion to life as it progressed through the occupation of Krakow. It is less to do with Oskar Schindler's life and heroic rescue of his workers from certain death. It is a sobering and well presented exhibition of pictures, artifacts and thoughts of so many innocents. Unfortunately, there is never enough time to read them all and take them in before a tour guide brings the next school party of bored kids past. As I say, it has to be done.
Josué García | Apr. 11, 2018
Amazing museum if you like history. There is a movie called "The Schindler's List" which is recommended to watch before visiting (or even if you won't visit the museum, it's a great movie!) in order to properly understand what happened there. Mondays free.
Anand G. Patel | Mai 3, 2018
Its nice and presentation is super cool. Although the name doesn't match the stuff inside. Museum is more general based on Polish history and war stuff. Ine might get misleaded with the name. Till the end I was looking for Oscar Schindler's stuff but they just have few photos. Hollywood cafe inside has a pretty good photos from making of the movie Schindler's list.
Sofia Kyr | Apr. 6, 2018
I am sure it is good on the inside, however we arrived around 10:15 on a Monday, it opens on 10:00 and it had a really long que. We decided to wait anyway. It was windy and cold, not the most comfortable situation. After thirty minutes of waiting a woman came out to let us know that the tickets are sold out and to come back tomorrow early in the morning!! (At least she also said that in English) Well on the site it says that admission is limited but does not say anything about it being sold out from 10:30. At least inform everyone to book and plan their visit in advance through the site.
Carolyn Zyloney | Juni 1, 2018
This review is mainly about the process of getting tickets. Tried to get tickets on short notice but they were sold out on multiple days. Then tried to book online 3 days in advance. Website was difficult to navigate but eventually said my ticket was confirmed. I was sent a confirmation email in both Polish and English which inadvertently went into my spam folder. Did not know that I needed to click a link in the email to confirm my reservation. Only discovered this on arriving at the factory where I was told I didn't have a reservation. Ticket booth staff were very rude and dismissive. I hear the museum exhibit is well done, but unfortunately I will never get to find out.
jeff johnstone | Mai 16, 2018
When we went it was bedlam, so busy (May 2018). They never even saw our ticket, we just walked into the exhibit past all the staff. I should have read up a bit more, but it's hardly anything to do with Schindler, and it's just generally about the Jewish persecution. However, there are many examples of this type of museum, a great one is in Amsterdam. It felt like a missed opportunity to tell you more about the famous Schindler. If you just want basic WWII Jewish history then you will find it's not too bad.
Marie FH | Mai 28, 2018
Seven people in our group of ten were let in. The tickets were free so we offered to pay för the remaining three. The staff were so rude and no one helped us. One man even answered arrogantly "do you speak Polish" when I asked politely if he spoke English. The museum should really count the visitors outside and tell the people when the tickets are finished. That way you don't have to queue 90 minutes in vain.
Hactrixed | Mai 30, 2018
Good ticket price at £4.50pp and the drinks are cheap enough. The tour guides can get in the way of individual people and some places can even be completely blocked by them. In hole I think It's a great to go.
Jake Mayo | Juni 22, 2018
The building is a modern museum built upon the site of the original factory. So don’t go here expecting an authentic experience. However the knowledgeable museum in its place is extremely detailed. In some places too much so....about half way through we thought we were done - but we were only half way! I suppose you can’t complain. It is worth the price. But if you don’t like reading, then you should probably stick with the Spielberg film.
Viktor Szabó | Juli 10, 2018
The exhibition covers mainly the life just before and during the world war in Krakow. I'd recommend for people interested in the events of WW II nor in the life of the factory. We thought there would be more to see about the factory so we were really disappointed by that. All in all it's worth to visit if you want to know more about the happenings and want to see a great collection of items from that 'era'.
Joel Lindberg | Juli 6, 2018
Good museum about Poland's, Krakow's and Krakow's Jewish history during the second world war. Good chronological order and clear information about the sad history of Krakow during those times. I recommend to book tickets in advance as the museum is full and tickets are limited. In the main market Square visitor center you can buy tickets. Don't expect the museum to be mostly about Oskar Schindler. It is not.
un ausgeschlafen | Juni 13, 2018
Not what I expected. I expected a factory. Explanations of the working stations. Getting the work explained that the Jews had to perform. Getting to know the place. Instead this was an artsy display of the city's history during WW2. There should really be more explanation. My advice: take a guided tour.
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