The Jewish diaspora is a testament to the resilience and strength of a people who have traversed the globe, carrying their traditions, stories, and cultural heritage with them. Thanks to the power of Diaspora virtual tours, we can now embark on a journey through time to explore significant sites that bear witness to the Jewish experience. Join us as we delve into the world of the Jewish diaspora through virtual visits to Anne Frank House, Auschwitz, and Jewish Europe.
Krakow: The Story of Jewish Poland
Krakow is one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland. Since the 7th century it has been the home of some of the greatest academic, artistic, and political minds in Europe. From the time of its establishment, the Jewish community of Krakow has contributed to this status of high culture and innovation. There weren't always good times to be had for the Jews of Krakow. The community has seen its fair share of discrimination and hardship. Today, however, Jewish culture has seen an uproar of appreciation and commemoration.
Prosperity Despite Hardship: The Resilience of Jewish Krakow
The first wave of Jewish immigration came during the early 13th century with Jews traveling along trade routes from Germany to Prague. In 1335, the community established its roots rather quickly in an area of Kazimierz, located just outside of the city walls. This would become the...