Medicinal Plants of KL Plaszow (Workshop)

The former Nazi concentration camp KL Plaszow in the Podgórze District is—aside from the former ghetto—the largest site of Jewish genocide in Krakow. For a very long time it has served as a place of leisure and thus of remembering—and simultaneously forgetting. It is a spot which generates healing power, especially visible in the plants. After the war KL Plaszow was left untended and reclaimed by nature. Today bushes, trees and meadows create ecological havens for numerous species of flora and fauna.
During this workshop with ethnobotanist Karol Szurdak, we will discover the site’s edible and medicinal plants. We will learn how to recognize them and get to know their characteristics and use, we will make mixtures and infusions of the herbs collected earlier at KL Plaszow. By so doing, we will try to find answers to the question of whether the earth, fertilized by genocide, bears medicinal powers, and what are the limits of utilizing it.

Walk – no participant limit

Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Time: 10-12:00

Location: 3 jerozolimska St. (Szary Dom/Grey House)

Workshop (max. 30 participants; to register please email
Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Time: 15:15
Location: CentrALT, 3 Józefińska St.
Participation in both events is free of charge.
This event is a part of FestivALT’s 5th edition programme.

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The event is organized as part of the “Places of Remembering and Forgetting” project, implemented with the support of Active Citizens – National Fund, financed by the EEA and Norway Funds. The partners of the project are: City of Krakow, Urban Memory Foundation and ZHP Hufiec Śródmieście. The honorary partner of the project is the General Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany. 
The project was carried out in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.