Weekly column: Christian life in Poland: In this Catholic city you can see traces of Jewish milk and honey


Christian Life

Sashko Nezamutdinov

Walking through Kazimierz, you feel the burden of history. Photo Flickr, Rafael Wagner

It was the first time this friend of mine visited me in Krakow. I told him, I would take him to Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter. It was on a Saturday. My friend asked me why bother going there if everything would be closed on the Jewish holy day. I was confused for a minute and then suddenly connected the dots saying: No, my friend! It is indeed called a “Jewish quarter” but not because Jews live there today. It is called so because of the history of that part of the city!