Bosak Building
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel38,808 contributions
Mar 2023
This important abandoned building symbolizes more than anything what happened to the Jews of Krakow who were murdered not too far from the city during WWII.
The building, which belonged to a prominent family is closed shut and features some modern graffiti.
Written 20 March 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK615,529 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Located on Plac Bawol is a rather drab and none too pretty building known as the Bosak Building but make no mistake this tenement building is an historically important building.
This building was home to the Bosak family who for over 400 years were representatives of the Jewish community in Krakow till the German occupation of Krakow during World War Two and the subsequent horrors that occurred in this city,the building has murals on of Jewish life ,the main mural is in honour of Irene Sendler who at enormous risk to herself smuggles food,medicine and money into the Ghetto,it's a building that should be viewed ,it's a thought provoking building as are the murals emblazoned upon the building and easy to locate on Plac Bawol.
Written 10 August 2022
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,965 contributions
Mar 2022
Impressive building, with a striking graffiti on it. Not sure is something to visit inside (it seems like an abandoned building).
Written 26 March 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,463 contributions
Jan 2020
The Bosak building is an interesting asset to the Kazimierz District and one of the most easily identifiable. Whilst the murals can be seen from some distance depicting the Bosak family and telling the story of their efforts to smuggle medicines and money into the Ghettos there really could be more made of this.

Currently there is only a plaque explaining the family that lived there and the murals that can be seen from a distance. In order to get close up you would need to be in a private car park. Asking nicely may get you in for a closer look.
Written 24 January 2020
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Arie Vurtzel
Krakow, Poland66 contributions
Nov 2019
On Top Of Building Beside the drawing, there is a script in Yiddish "chbrochen Fingur" which Translate to Broken Figure
Written 22 November 2019
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Tom J
London, UK1,463 contributions
Aug 2019
The Bosak building is truly an unsung gem in the Kazimierz district. The house was once the home to the Bosak family, a highly influential family pre-war times in the district. Now the home has faded into disrepair and looks like the victim of a war that happened only yesterday not one that happened 70 years ago.

Today the side of the building falls into a private car park but is largely decorated with beautiful murals dedicated to the Bosak family and Irene Sendler a women who risked it all during the war to smuggle in medication and aid into the ghetto.
Written 12 August 2019
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Wendy Rattray
Aberdeen, UK95 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Situated at the rear of the Old Synagogue. You’ll see the painting on the wall before getting to the house doorway which has a plaque. Rosak/Bosak - seems to be discrepancies. When I was there the greenery had over grown a bit. Can look into the building through the front door - in original condition, doesn’t look like any work has been done to maintain the building. Worth a visit - we came across it by pure chance while walking through the Kazimierz Jewish district.
Written 30 June 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK615,529 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
If your visiting the Jewish Quarter and in particular Ulica Szeroka then just past The Old Synagogue you will see a rather drab looking run down brown bricked tenement building, you probably won't give it much thought ,you might stop and admire the giant mural's painted onto the building but then move on after all there are so many painted mural's in Krakow but think again as this is a historically important symbol of the terrors committed in not just Krakow but throughout Europe.
On the site of this building for over 400 years lived the family of Bozak who were representative of the Jewish population that thrived in Krakow for centuries adding rich colour and influence to this amazing city until the Nazi's arrived and all but eliminated the Jewish heritage almost immediately upon arrival.
The main mural emblazoned upon the side of the building is of Irene Sendler who at great personal risk to herself smuggled in medical aid and money into the ghetto on a daily basis.
There are other murals upon this building depicting Jewish life that are both beautiful and thought provoking, a real inspiration to us all.
If your planning a holiday to this most vibrant of cities you owe it to yourself to check out this building.
Bozak Building is easy to locate on Bawol Square just past Ulica Szeroka.
Most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 29 January 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,096 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I noticed it during my walk around the Kazimierz neighborhood. It is located near the old synagogue. I wonder what had happened to this building.

There are other areas in the neighborhood where beautiful murals had been painted on the outside walls for people to see and enjoy!
Written 10 September 2018
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Fiona R
Tullamore, Ireland18 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is an amazing location. We happened upinon it by accident browsing in Kazimierz. It is very moving to see an ordinary house,falling into shabbiness, as though the war had just happened. To stand where an actual family suffered the fate of the loss of their home and likely their lives in the Holocaust. It is powerfully moving.
Written 26 August 2018
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