Pharmacy in Nazi German-run Jewish Ghetto in Kraków to Reopen

11 Mar 2013 2:33 PM | Anonymous

Pharmacy in Nazi German-run Jewish Ghetto in Kraków to Reopen

 

Drawers full of surprises, voices on an old phone, and new rooms that will transport visitors back in time – the famed Pharmacy Under the Eagle will reopen after a major refit in March, on the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of Nazi German ghetto in Kraków.

 

The Pharmacy Under the Eagle (Apteka Pod Orłem) was the only gentile business that the Nazis allowed to continue operating in the Jewish ghetto. Its owner, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, helped save many lives and is recognised as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. His staff also risked their lives to help those trapped in the ghetto.

 

Situated on Płac Bohaterów Getta (formerly Płac Zgody), the Pharmacy Under the Eagle kept people alive by distributing medications for free, as well as providing tranquilisers to help keep hidden children quiet during Gestapo raids and hair dye to aid escapes.

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