Introduction to Kraków: The Heart of Polish Heritage with Malgorzata Fus

Introduction to Kraków: The Heart of Polish Heritage with Malgorzata Fus


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Kraków, Poland is an ancient city built around mysterious pagan structures and immersed deeply in history, myths, and legends. Having at one time been the capital of Poland, its previous royal traditions and unique customs still regulate the city life in modern times. 

Join us for an introduction to this enchanting city. Among the many wonders of Kraków is its Main Market Square - the biggest medieval square in Europe and the Wawel Hill - a complex of the charming renaissance Royal Palace and the Cathedral that entombs the mortal remains of Polish kings. Together we will also explore the historical Jewish quarter, a jewel of Jewish art and architecture, with 7 ancient synagogues that amazingly survived the destruction of World War II and the Holocaust.

For Polish people, Kraków is a source of pride –– the foundation of the national identity, traditions, and legendary heritage. After all, it is here where the history of John Paul II takes roots not only in its religious dimension but also political one through his support for Poles fighting against the communist regime. At the same time, Kraków has become one of the most modern and fastest developing Polish cities, with bustling nightlife, inspiring art, and culture.

Led by an expert on Polish history and a local guide, Małgorzata Fus, this interactive seminar will introduce us to Kraków and its treasures. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge of the history, architecture, and culture of the Polish ancient capital.

Małgorzata Fus has a degree in Jewish Studies from Jagiellonian University, where she specialized in Jewish culture and Yiddish theater. Following her studies, she joined the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków as a member of the education department. There she was responsible for creating exhibits, designing educational programs, and guiding visitors. Building on her passion for educating about Polish Jewish history, she later became an official tour guide. She now runs her own tour company which cooperates with a number of Jewish institutions (Jewish Community Centre in Kraków, Forum for Dialogue, and the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews). She also coordinates commemoration projects, among them the Jewish orphanage in Kraków’s former ghetto.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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