Bosak Building
Bosak Building
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Neighborhood: Kazimierz

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Tom J
London, UK1,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 24, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
While your exploring around the wonderful Jewish Quarter ( kazimierz District ) and especially if your checking out the Old Synagogue your eye might be drew to a very old tenement building with the side of the building covered in graffiti,you may not give this building a second thought but it is historically important and poignant.
The building was the house were the Bosak family lived for 400 years untill the Nazi's arrived and all but eliminated the rich history of the Jewish population.
The mural emblazoned on the side of this building represents Irene Sendler who at great personal risk helped the Jews imprisoned in the Ghetto by smuggling in medical aid and money on a daily basis into the Ghetto.
Before WW2 Jewish live thrived in this city ,Poland itself had the largest population of Jews in the world ,with the persecution and brutality meted out to the Jewish population during the war this was all but eradicated but once again it is thriving in the city and the country and just looking at this amazing set of murals pertaining to Jewish life is an inspiration to us all.
If your planning a trip to the Jewish Quarter you owe it to yourself to check out this building and read up on the images portrayed on the side of the building,it's fascinating.
The Bosak Building is found on Bawol Square.
A must go destination.
Written September 7, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 20, 2023
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Arie Vurtzel
Krakow, Poland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
On Top Of Building Beside the drawing, there is a script in Yiddish "chbrochen Fingur" which Translate to Broken Figure
Written November 22, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 29, 2019
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Sharon M
Abingdon, MD4,231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Because it was a place of tolerance, Poland had the largest Jewish population in the world at one time. During the Holocaust, this population was all but eradicated. Today Jewish life thrives, especially in the Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter. This mural, on the side of a building, is dedicated to Irene Sendler. Sendler headed the Underground Council to Aid Jews during World War II. The intention of this organization was to reunite children with their parents after the war. This was done by recording all the pertinent information, putting it into jars or containers and burying it. Her story is an amazing one. [There is a movie about her. It is called "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.]
Written June 11, 2017
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Impressive building, with a striking graffiti on it. Not sure is something to visit inside (it seems like an abandoned building).
Written March 26, 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 12, 2019
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Wendy Rattray
Aberdeen, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 30, 2019
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK37,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Walking around the wonderful Jewish Quarter ( Kazimierz ) is something I always enjoy doing, I love the faded elegance of the architecture, I love the synagogue's that survived the horrors of the German Army occupation of World War Two ,I think the nightlife here is outstanding, its just a fascinating district of a fascinating city ,walking out past Ulica Szeroka which in my opinion is the most beautiful street in the Jewish Quarter and onto Plac Bawol you can clearly see an oldish abandoned tenement building with one wall daubed in graffiti, this building in my opinion is as important historically as any of the beautiful synagogue's as this tenement building was the final home of the Bosak family who were representatives of the Jewish community for over 400 years .
The murals on the side of the building depict Jewish life ,there's a splendid mural in honour of Irene Sendler who was a Polish humanitarian, social worker and nurse and who at great risk to herself smuggled food,medicines and money in the Krakow Ghetto ,I think this building should be better preserved and more information should be available about the building, let's see what the future holds ,easy to locate on Plac Bawol,most definitely well worth seeking out if you're in the Jewish Quarter of Krakow.
Written February 17, 2024
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