Plac Bohaterów Getta / Ghetto Heroes Square / Plac Zgody

Plac Bohaterów Getta / Ghetto Heroes Square / Plac Zgody

Krakow, Poland

 
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Plac Bohaterów Getta / Ghetto Heroes Square / Plac Zgody
Plac Bohaterów Getta / Ghetto Heroes Square / Plac Zgody
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Ghetto Heroes Square
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Recommended duration
1 hour

Plac Zgody / Plac Bohaterów Getta first plotted out in 1836. This public square has a very boring history. 

During the time of the Kraków Ghetto, Plac Zgody was a place for people to relax. It was also the site of families being torn apart, mass deportations to the death camps, beatings and executions.

After deportations and the final liquidation of the ghetto, Plac Zgody was full with furniture, clothes, luggage and other belongings that the victims had been forced to abandon - this image would later inspire the redesign of the square.  

After the war a small monument was erected and the name of Plac Zgody was changed to Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square).

Every year on Sunday following the March 14th (liquidation of the ghetto), a remembrance parade honouring the victims sets off from Plac Bohaterów Getta to the Holocaust monument on the site of the former Płaszów camp.

Today it is perhaps the most iconic place in Podgórze.

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