“Kraków’s Jews: Water and Steam”01.07.2022 - 11:00 / Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
Dr. Hanna Kozińska-Witt, Dr. Przemysław Zarubin
Organized by: Center for the Study on the History and Culture of Kraków Jews, Jagiellonian University
The theme of this year’s Festival, “Water”, is a brilliant theme which allows us to tell the story of the industrial history of Kraków’s Jews and their activities in municipal politics. How did the Jewish industrialists engage in ideas such as backfilling the Vistula and digging a channel between the Vistula and Danube? What was the role of water in the operations of many Jewish industrial companies? And what was the role of Jewish industrialists in the economic life of the city?