Legends of Jewish Cracow - English Version
The poor vagabond who was in fact a great tzadik, the hated miser who turned out
to be a saint, the calculating non-kosher meat traders who managed to repent, the
wedding party ended by the wrath of God… In these stories, things are often not what
they seem, and everything is permeated by magic and mystery. The various legends
in this booklet are accompanied by comments that situate them in the tradition of Jewish
tales, and the magical atmosphere is helped along by surreal collage illustrations.
Legends of Jewish Krakow is a collection of beautiful stories about the history of places
and people, and at the same time a practical guide to both Krakow’s Kazimierz,
and Łobzów and Podgórze districts. Everywhere – even if only in legend – traces.
of Krakow’s Jews and their culture have been preserved.