Architecture in German-Occupied Kraków

Selected Research Problems

  • Żanna Komar (Autor/in)


This article offers a summary of up to now research of german projects for Kraków as capital city of the General Government. The status of this administrative region was notably peculiar. The area was never annexed to the Great German Reich. Unlike the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the General Government was never part of the German customs and monetary zone either. As such, it was considered a foreign territory. Out of all Polish territories which were either annexed to the Reich or occupied by it, the General Government experienced the most draconian colonial policies. Żanna Komar shows in what way those ideas, developed by Hans Frank as Generalouverneur were put into effect by german architects and which offices of local authorities were responsible for planning initiatives.