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The Eagle Pharmacy

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Basic Information

Location Plac Bohaterów Getta 2, Krakow, Poland
Phone number +48 12 656 56 25
Country Poland
City Krakow

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 50.04642,19.95385


Summary

This was the only pharmacy in the Krakow ghetto during the Nazi occupation. Located in PI. Bohaterów Getta, the pharmacy was owned by Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the only Pole living in the ghetto from the beginning to the end of its existence. Today, the building is a division of the Kraków Historical Museum in which Jewish and Poles’ testimonials are displayed and traditional and multimedia exhibitions are presented. The museum allows visitors to handle many replica artefacts and photographs, creating a realistic experience of the events described.

General

The Eagle Pharmacy is currently a branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow.

History and time period

During the two years of the ghetto’s existence, the Eagle pharmacy became a central point for the ghetto’s inhabitants’ social life as well as a place to get medical help, to exchange information and to hide. Pankiewicz, is recognized today as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ as him and his staff risked their lives in numerous concealed operations, while witnessing many tragedies which ultimately led to the demise of the ghettos’ 15,0000 inhabitants. Today, the building is a division of the Kraków Historical Museum which has been recreated to resemble the period during which the Nazis occupied this area.

Special discoveries

The Eagle pharmacy was immortalized in the film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg.


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Country

Poland

City

Krakow


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