In the Jewish quarter of Krakow is a square with 33 empty chairs.
This is called the Jewish Heroes Square and each chair represents a thousand Jewish lives that were lost in the concentration camps during the holocaust.
it used to be a quiet marketplace named Zgody Square.
in 1939 Zgody Square, was marked by a large gate with the Star of David after Poland fell to Hitler’s army.
Anti-Semitism in the Third Reich would lead to the formation of ghettoes in Poland where Jews were segregated.
Zgody Square found itself at the centre of one such ghetto.
Jews met here and exchanged information but once the Final Solution was implemented in Krakow it became the place where selections would be made of which of the residents were to be sent to the camps and death.
This square is covered in the film Schindlers list .