Prince Charles Meets With Polish Jews in Krakow

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WARSAW - British heir to the throne Prince Charles met with members of Poland's tiny Jewish community in Krakow on Thursday, on the second and final day of his first visit to Poland in nine years.

The Prince talked with Holocaust survivors in a cafe in Kazimierz, Krakow's historic Jewish quarter made famous by Steven Spielberg as the setting for his 1993 Oscar-winning Holocaust drama, Schindler's List.

While Jewish life in Kazimierz reaches as far back as the 14th Century, WWII saw the deportation of virtually all its Jews to the nearby Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi death camps.

Prior to the Holocaust, Kazimierz was home to a vibrant Jewish community of 64,000. Today there are fewer than 200 Jews living in the area.

While in Kazimierz, the Prince of Wales also visited two restored synagogues and a 16th Century Jewish cemetery.

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