“Unwanted Capital” addresses a forgotten and intentionally overlooked episode from the history of Krakow as the capital of the General Government, a time of unimaginable terror for its inhabitants. The book focuses on architecture, urban plans for the city and its reconstruction, including the KL Plaszow camp.
The album “The World before the Catastrophe” tells the story of the Jewish inhabitants of Krakow before World War II, focusing on their lives, institutions, communities, workplaces, housing estates and streets. These two books complement each other. “The World before the Catastrophe” documents life and the process of community building, while “Unwanted Capital” is the story of what happened next – destruction, looting, and extermination.