One Polish pharmacist's eyewitness account of the history of the Krakow Ghetto. First published in 1947, Tadeusz Pankiewicz's memoir vividly depicts the horrors inflicted upon the inhabitants of the Jewish district. From his pharmacy in the heart of the ghetto, Pankiewicz watched the tragedy unfold - a tragedy That would claim the lives of his friends and neighbors.
The book was first published in 1947 Tadeusz Pankiewicz worked and lived for two and a half years in the ghetto. He survived all stages of its existence: the closure of the gates and the first persecution, by displacement, more menacing and cruelly carried out until the complete liquidation. During this time pharmacy "Under the Eagle" served - in addition to its normal function, which over time increasingly shrank - the role of asylum and the contact point of two worlds: the closed within the walls of the Jewish population and the "free" living beyond; its staff and has become a link between the two worlds. Here you can read the latest news from the front, look at the contents of the underground press, find shelter during the night arrests. Here were left letters and parcels for people living on the Aryan side as well as the message taken away from them and shipping. The few inhabitants of the ghetto, who managed to survive the cruel time of war, preserved to this day in grateful memory of pharmacy "Under the Eagle" and its owner.