Jacob Schnall, also called Janek, survived the Kracow Ghetto as well as the following labour and concentration camps: Proszowice, Julag I, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebense. For many years, Janek worked as a Holocaust survivor volunteer at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, Australia and president of the Krakow Memorial Committee of Melbourne. Janek built the monument for the Kracow Ghetto at the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha Cemetery. Janek worked tirelessly for remembrance so that the Holocaust would never happen again. Jacob Schnall passed away in January 2000, aged 75.
Jacob (Janek) Schnall