Jewish Hall of Residence

Address:
ul. Przemyska 3, Kraków

Description

The Jewish Hall of Residence was built in the years 1924-26 on the initiative of the Kraków branch of the B'nai B'rith organisation called Solidarity, and the Association of Jewish Academic Youth at the Jagiellonian University called Ognisko. The funds for the construction of the building came from the university and from contribution of the Kraków Jewish community.

The Jewish Hall of Residence was built in the years 1924-26 on the initiative of the Kraków branch of the B'nai B'rith organisation called Solidarity, and the Association of Jewish Academic Youth at the Jagiellonian University called Ognisko. The funds for the construction of the building came from the university and from contribution of the Kraków Jewish community.

The facility was designed by Adolf Siódmak and the interior by Tobiasz Wexner, who also managed the dorm's construction. The Jewish Hall of Residence became an important centre of the social and cultural life of the Jewish community in Kraków. In the thirties, its showy hall often housed exhibitions of the members of the Association of Jewish Painters and Sculptors: Artur Markowicz, Abraham Neuman, Szymon Müller, Wilhelm Grünberg, Leon Lewkowicz, Antoni Soldinger, Jakub Glasner, Henryk Hochman and others.

In October 1939, the Germans arranged a brothel for the military in the abandoned hall of residents. Currently, the building once again serves as a dormitory.

Translation: Summa Linguae SA

Date: 2016-02-16 Show ticket
News author: TOMASZ STANKIEWICZ
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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