A large head lying on its side greets visitors to Krakow’s Main Square. What’s in a head? Well, this one contains nothing but air. Arriving in Krakow’s huge Main Square you see the majestic St. Mary’s Church from the 14th century towering over the square.
Meanwhile, Back in Krakow . . . . Untermenschen (Poles) und Juden
In 1939 there were 60,000 – 68,000 Jews living in Krakow (depending on who’s counting), or 25% of the population and the town had a strong Jewish heritage. Home to one of the oldest and most important Jewish communities in Europe, the oldest synagogue in town was founded in 1407. Although there was a Jewish neighborhood, Kazimierz, more Jews lived integrated with the population than in other Polish cities.
During Poland’s 21-year ‘inter-war’ period, there were many active sports clubs and sports. According to the museum housed in Oskar Schindler’s factory the two leading sports clubs were Cracovia Sports Klub and the Krakowski Klub Sportowy Cracovia, established in 1906. And while the Krakow YMCA housed the only indoor pool in town, there were two other pools in Krakow including an outdoor facility at Park Krakowski.