• Boaz Albert

The Salt Square (Plac Solny) Wroclaw

Updated: May 16, 2020

A medieval marketplace built in 1242 as a salt marketplace, adjacent to the main square of the old town.

In the middle of the 15th century, a horrible action took place here, when the Franciscan preacher and priest John of Capistrano, Who made a name for himself as a Jew-hunter, arrived in Wroclaw and started preaching against the Jews. He accused the Jews of sacrilege and commanded to burn forty-one men, to expel all the others and to confiscate their properties. It would take two hundred years for the Jews to return to Wroclaw.

Only in 1996 did this tragedy receive physical reference by a flame-like monument erected by the artist Adam Wyspiański in the centre of the square. Today the square serves as a flower market active almost 24/7.

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