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Poland: Renovation of Nazi house featured in 'Schindler's List' causes stir02:03

Poland: Renovation of Nazi house featured in 'Schindler's List' causes stir

Poland, Krakow
February 22, 2017 at 15:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

The infamous house from the award-winning film 'Schindler's List' formerly owned by Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth, will be turned into a luxury villa. Footage of the residence in Krakow, Wednesday, showed the renowned 'House of Horror' in a dilapidated state ahead of planned renovations.

Goeth was an SS captain during Nazi rule and head of the Krakow-Płaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. He held parties for other SS officers and is reported to have shot and stabbed Jewish prisoners forced to work in his home. In 1946, he was tried, sentenced and hanged in the Montelupich Prison in Krakow.

Developer Artur Niemyski has recently acquired the property to renovate and house his family there in the summer, which has been met with controversy. One local said "local entertainment simply does not fit with the Nazi camp" whilst another expressed hope that a Jewish organisation would "buy this place and maybe open a museum."

Poland: Renovation of Nazi house featured in 'Schindler's List' causes stir02:03
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The infamous house from the award-winning film 'Schindler's List' formerly owned by Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth, will be turned into a luxury villa. Footage of the residence in Krakow, Wednesday, showed the renowned 'House of Horror' in a dilapidated state ahead of planned renovations.

Goeth was an SS captain during Nazi rule and head of the Krakow-Płaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. He held parties for other SS officers and is reported to have shot and stabbed Jewish prisoners forced to work in his home. In 1946, he was tried, sentenced and hanged in the Montelupich Prison in Krakow.

Developer Artur Niemyski has recently acquired the property to renovate and house his family there in the summer, which has been met with controversy. One local said "local entertainment simply does not fit with the Nazi camp" whilst another expressed hope that a Jewish organisation would "buy this place and maybe open a museum."

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