Visit Plaszow concentration camp (KL Plaszow) to find out about tragic fate of Krakow Jews and discover one of the most important memorials in terms of Holocaust history in Poland. KL Plaszow was one of the biggest concentration camps set up by Nazi Germans in Poland. It is estimated that nearly 30,000 people were imprisoned there and around 5 000 were killed. It was created in 1942 in Krakow suburb, on the grounds of two Jewish cemeteries, as a labor camp for Polish prisoners. Soon, it filled with Jews from liquidated Krakow Jewish ghetto as well as from different ghettos that were being closed or destroyed across the country. In 1943 Germans set up an “educational” labor camp for Poles there and in 1944 Krakow Plaszow turned into a concentration camp. As the Soviets were approaching KL Plaszow in 1945, Germans dismantled the camp and the prisoners were either murdered or send to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Nowadays, we can pay a tribute to all victims of the camp by visiting several memorials in KL Plaszow and the area of former Jewish ghetto.
Our guided tour to Plaszow concentration camp takes approximately 3 hours. We offer door-to-door pick up and drop off, modern Mercedes Benz van or minibus and friendly, English speaking driver. You can choose between 3 pick-up times: 7:30 am, 10:30 am or 1:30 pm. Firstly, you’ll visit Ghetto Heroes Square, a central point of former Krakow Jewish Ghetto and its most important memorial. You’ll meet with your local guide, who will introduce you to a tragic history of Poland during the World War II, including information about Auschwitz-Birkenau and Schindler’s Factory. Then, you’ll see the remains of Jewish ghetto wall, that survived the liquidation. After exploring former ghetto area, our driver will take you to the former concentration camp located in Plaszow district. You’ll see several monuments commemorating Poles and Jews of different nationalities, who died in the camp. During the tour, you’ll see a historical building called “Grey House“, that served as a detention cell for Plaszow prisoners. Your guide will also familiarize you with the story of one of the most infamous figures connected with the camp in Plaszow – commandant Amon Goeth, whose house stands in Plaszow to date.
After visiting, our driver will take you directly to your hotel in Krakow.