Header picture: An open-air exhibition

The Memorial Site hosts an open-air exhibition “KL Plaszow” since 15 November 2017.

19 boards are displayed between Kamieńskiego and Wielicka Streets in locations that were important in the history of the camp. They represent e.g. the roll call space, residential blocks, execution places, the utility area, workshops. The exhibition features the KL Plaszow using archive photographs, fragments of prisoners’ accounts and short historical reports. Sepia toning is used to distinguish the described people and objects on a black and white background in almost all boards. The exhibition is aimed to explain the history of KL Plaszow to visitors by sharing knowledge of the tragic past of the now neutral space.

The exhibition is designed by the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and the Curator Team operating at the Research Centre for Memory Cultures in the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

Map: Distribution of open-air exhibition boards in the KL Plaszow Memorial Site
Distribution of open-air exhibition boards in the KL Plaszow Memorial Site, author K. Karski, property of the MKLP

The exhibition was arranged using a grant for “A study into preservation of Kraków memorial sites including the KL Plaszow as part of the Museum’s Memorial Route”, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Kraków Municipality, and conducted by the Kraków Museum in 2016-2017.