In 2010, the Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory opened to the public as a museum. Actually, now it's a branch of Historical Museum of Krakow.
The wartime history of Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik – DEF – and its owner Oskar Schindler was brought in 1993 by Steven Spielberg’s film "Schindler’s List". Ever since that time, tourists from all over the world have been coming to Lipowa Street to visit the place where Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand people.
Exhibition "Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945" is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. Individual histories of Kraków’s wartime inhabitants guide visitors through the exhibit which covers the war of 1939, everyday life under occupation, the fate of the Jews, the city’s resistance and more, using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artefacts and dynamic multimedia installations.
The dominant feature here is the symbolic "Survivors’ Ark" made of thousands of enamelled pots, similar to those manufactured by Schindler’s employees during the war.
Another part of the factory hosts MOCAK - Kraków's excellent contemporary art museum which opened in 2011.
Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory (Polish: Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera), a former metal item factory in Krakow, is now host to two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, on the former workshops, and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, situated at ul. Lipowa 4 (4 Lipowa street) in the district of Zablocie, in the administrative building of the former enamel factory known as Oskar Schindler's Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF). Operating here before DEF was the first Malopolska factory of enamelware and metal products limited liability company, instituted in March 1937.