Red House (Goeth's Villa)

  ul. Heltmana 22 ,   Podgórze         22 Jul 2019

During German occupation Ulica Heltmana, running along the eastern edge of the KL Płaszów camp, was known as 'SS-strasse' as it was here that the Nazi officers had their quarters, including camp commandant Amon Goeth's villa at number 22. Known as the 'Red House,' the building was later returned to the family that owned it before the war; in 2015 it was sold to a private investor who has been carrying out a full renovation of the building over the last few years. The site itself offers no acknowledgement of its history, but visitors can go around the back on ul. Lecha to see the villa's balcony which overlooked the camp; though Goeth was depicted in Spielberg's film Schindler's List as having shot prisoners with a rifle from this balcony, the lay of the land actually makes this unlikely.


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Yes the house is for sale. I informed a number of Jewish organisations about this via email and through friends, but never heard another back. This site is very disturbing in a unique way I can't describe. More disturbing than even Auscwitz in many ways. Perhaps it's the absence of tourists at the site
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Apparently the house is now for sale. Place your bids...
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