Jewish Dormitory

Address:
ul. Przemyska 3, Kraków

The building was erected in the 1920s as an initiative of the local branch of the B’nai B’rith Association and the Association of Jewish Students of the Jagiellonian University. The funds for the construction were obtained from the University and contributions from Kraków Jews.

The dormitory was an important centre of social and cultural life of the Jewish community. Its elegant hall frequently hosted exhibitions of works by members of the Association of Jewish Artist Painters and Sculptors including Artur Markowicz, Abraham Neuman, Szymon Müller, Wilhelm Grünberg, and Leon Lewkowicz. In October 1939, the Nazis turned it into a brothel for the army. Today, as in the past, the building operates as a university dormitory.

Date: 2017-05-29 Show ticket
News author: MARCIN DROBISZ
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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