Krakow to have Schindler Museum

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Oskar Schindler, the man who saved more than 1,000 Jews from certain death during World War II by employing them in his factory, will be honored by the city of Krakow with a $1.2 million museum in his name by the end of this year. Local multi-media artist Aleksander Janicki is designing sound and touch-screen computer presentations and helping to renovate everything in the Emalia metal works factory filmmaker Steven Spielberg made famous in “Schindler's List.” There, the “essential” Jewish workers manufactured pots, pans and munitions. Janicki says the “subject is close to me,” as he takes part in the city's annual “March of the Living” to honor Poles who helped Jews during the war. The museum also will be the future home for modern art in the city, as well as will revitalize this industrial part of Krakow, notes Janicki.