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  SZEROKA STREET



  Only the name Szeroka-street points that it is one of a streets in Krakow. In fact Szeroka is a square about 200 meters long and 50 meters wide. Szeroka is the first settlement of Jews in Kazimierz. About 1496 Jews left Krakow and settled in the east part of the then town of Kazimierz. They choose a place near the eastern part of the defensive wall, soon they build their own wall separating them with christians living in the western part of the town. Szeroka become the center of life of the community. Soon first building were erected - at the begining of 16th century Old Synagogue, seventy years later Remu Synagogue, at the begining of 17th century Wolf Popper's Synagogue. In the street thee was also small cemetery and mikveh.
  Today Szeroka is one of the most visited places in Krakow and good point to start visiting Jewish culture. Every year in the end of June or at the begining of July there is organised Festival of Jewish Culture. On Szeroka Street there is organised concert with klesmer music.