This street divides the ghetto just about in half. Right side, Ghetto A: civil employees, industrial workers and so on. Left side, Ghetto B: surplus labor, the elderly and infirm mostly. Which is where you'll want to start? Do you have any questions, sir?
Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. Six hundred years ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great - so called - told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. They came with nothing. And they flourished. For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow. By this evening those six centuries will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.
Power is when we have every justification to kill… and we don’t. That’s what the emperors had. A man stole something, he’s brought in before the emperor, he throws himself down on the ground, he begs for mercy. He knows he’s going to die. And the emperor pardons him. This worthless man. He lets him go.