Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Lay Leaders Tour Krakow

FIDF Krakow 2013
A group of FIDF delegation participants and IDF soldiers at the Krakow Jewish Cemetery; courtesy.

Over 100 prominent Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) – lay leaders and supporters from the United States and Panama – were accompanied by over 50 IDF officers as they toured the Old City of Krakow, Poland yesterday as part of the ten-day FIDF “From Holocaust to Independence” journey to Poland and Israel.

The delegation visited the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Krakow, an important district in Jewish history and learned about its significant Jewish community that thrived from the 14th Century until the Holocaust. The delegation also toured the Krakow Jewish Ghetto, where Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation, and saw the remnants of the Krakow Ghetto Wall.