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“Charity in the Krakow Ghetto.” Lecture on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto

Tue
18:30 h
06 Mar
2018

Zimmerer getto marzec 2018 - net

Led by Katarzyna Zimmerer

In pre-war Krakow, there were dozens of Jewish charities. When the Germans entered the city, those charitable organizations were disbanded. However, those who were the most vulnerable - the sick, the poor, orphans and seniors, - were not left completely without help. Tzedakah (Hebrew for “justice” or “charity”) is one of the most important commandments of Judaism. According to this principle, one-fifth of a person’s income should go to aid those in need. This rule was not broken by the invaders. The Social Welfare Department of the Judenrat, the Jewish Social Self-Help organization, Centos, - they all did their best to help those in need up until the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto in March 1943 .

In Polish. Free admission.