07 September 2010

Oskar Schindler Café, Svitavy

The town of Svitavy is located in the Pardubice region. With a population of 18,000 one wouldn't expect to find much here. Wrong! How many of you knew that Oskar Schindler, the famous industrialist credited for saving near to 1,200 Jews during the Second World War, was a Svitavy native?

And how many of you have heard of the Oskar Schindler café and info centre? The project, lead by the architect Petr Stolín, was started in 2006 and opened its doors to the public in 2009. The result is a renovated barn with the appearance of a "house within a house" and is certainly worth checking out.

Photos courtesy of Svitavy.


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