Liban Quarry Labor Camp

Liban Quarry Labor Camp

Krakow, Poland

 
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Liban Quarry Labor Camp
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Liban Quarry Labor Camp
Liban Quarry Labor Camp
Liban Quarry Labor Camp
Address
ul. Za Torem
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Recommended duration
2 hours

One of the most forgotten places in Krakow, the Liban Quarry or Liban Labor Camp, let you to explore Kraków's World War II history in your own terms. You will not see this site in popular tourists guides or history books. It's just because there are no gloss and shine. And there you will interpret history as you like.

Liban Quarry - is a former labor camp of the Nazis, which was located near Krakow on the territory of the quarries in the hills called Kremenki-Podgursky. The camp was operating from 15 April 1942 till 22 July 1944. There were about 400 prisoners, and about 4 thousands of people were took through the camp.

Liban Camp today

A small, discreet, overgrown and easily overlooked memorial for 21 prisoners executed during the liquidation of the camp lies beside the cliffside at the Za Torem end of the site. Incredible limestone cliffs, ponds and dense vegetation are as breath-taking as the rusting refinery equipment, fence posts, gravestones and tangles of barbed wire that can still be found amongst the brush here. Certainly, the creepiest site of the complex - is the central pathway paved with Jewish headstones. If you came here on your own, you will surely want to know these feelings that you are not genuine in this world.

In 1993 Steven Spielberg used Liban as the set of the scenes from Schindler's List. During filming, barracks and watchtowers were set-up around the quarry. Most of them were removed, but some traces still remain confusingly mixed with the genuine historical leftovers from the war.

How to get to Liban Quarry

There are two entrances there: one official and one is not.

Official is at Za Torem street side and guards a likely dows not speak English, so you most possibly will not enter there.

The best way to start is by climbing to the top of Krakus Mound where you will get an exciting views on quarry from the top. From there the walking trail leads from the south-side og the mound to Podgórze Cemetery. At the corner of the cemetery you will easily find the way through the fence. And please remember that you are doing all this at your own risk.

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Cool place to lubiacych down the path, the place, the history of costly war, krecono here, too, the Steven Spielberg film "Schindler's" Everyone saw who was on the end of Krak quarry, But not everyone has seen the mound with kamieniolomu

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Fajne miejsce dla lubiacych zejsc ze szlaku, miejsce z historia drogiej wojny swiatowej, krecono tu tez film Stevena Spielberga "Schindlera" Kazdy widzial kto byl na koncu Kraka kamieniolom Ale nie kazdy widzial kopiec z kamieniolomu
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Is heavily flooded after rain.

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Bywa mocno zalany po deszczu.
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The place is known from Schindler's List,although there was a penal camp Service Building during the war,not a concentration CAMP Plaszow.Try it with Poles and Ukrainians.

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Miejsce znane z Listy Schindlera,choć tutaj był karny obóz Służby Budowlanej w czasie wojny,a nie KL Płaszów.Osadzono w nim Polaków i Ukraińców.
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in 1993 Steven Spielberg filmed many of the shots in the List Shindlera. The place is in no way comfortable. Older devices are a big threat to unwary visitors to the area.

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w 1993 roku Steven Spielberg nakręcił tutaj sporo ujęć do Listy Shindlera. Miejsce w żaden sposób nie zagospodarowane. Stare urządzenia są sporym zagrożeniem, dla nieostrożnych osób zwiedzających teren.
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Ideal for anyone who loves abandoned places. I recommend a trip in winter, when you see all the buildings. Interestingly, in the career of the film "Schindler's List" Spielberg - fences reminiscent of a film set.

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Idealne miejsce dla osób lubiących opuszczone miejsca. Polecam wycieczkę w zimie kiedy widać wszystkie zabudowania. Ciekawostką jest, że w kamieniołomie kręcony był film "Lista Schindlera" Spielberg`a - ogrodzenia są pozostałością po planie filmowym.
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Wonderful serene place. I was overcome with a sense of freedom... I guess "Work Makes You Free" is true.

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