Warsaw Ghetto

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Warsaw Ghetto
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Established in October-November 1940, this small district, comprising only 2.4 percent of Warsaw's land area, is where more than 450,000 Jews were forced by the Germans to live in crowded conditions.
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stevebA5552CZ
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Wall remnant can be walked to from train station
Jun 2019
Only a few remnants of the wall exist. My hotel was a block away from one. Close to the center of the city and a few blocks from to the bus/train station. Check out a city map for the location. The wall was inside a courtyard of a hotel and apartment buildings. But it was accessible through a gateway. Small stones and flowers were placed next to the wall. You can also view it through a chain link fence from the street. About 30 meters away from the wall. Also next to the wall is a map showing where this portion was in relation to the entire walled ghetto.
Written 14 April 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC625 contributions
Remnants of Horror
Jul 2019
There are few remaining portions of the Warsaw Ghetto, there a few here, and then you have the markers seen on the sidewalk/road in Warsaw. The absence of placards is disconcerting, but it would seem the country wants to move on. There are indications a Warsaw Ghetto museum is under construction, so that maybe that will help fill in the blanks for those who don't know. Not too far from here are some remaining buildings/apartments from the Ghetto era. Highly recommend seeking those out as well. It's a tragic piece of history that should be taught and remembered. Reading ahead about the Warsaw Ghetto is necessary to truly understand what you're seeing here. The remaining brick walls were part of the grand scheme controlling the lives of too many innocents to count, all because of what they believed.
Written 24 February 2020
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micytay
Thornton Cleveleys, UK73 contributions
A minute insight
Jan 2020
A small poigniant reminder of shocking episode in the history of mankind. A remnant of a place of such great suffering.
Written 18 January 2020
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Palski
Sheffield, UK18 contributions
Moving reminder.
Nov 2019 • Solo
A simple wall, which signifies the horrific events which happened beyond its structure. Standing quietly in what is now a courtyard of modern flats this wall stands as a reminder that we must never forget.. It was a privilege to be able to pay my respects.. God bless..
Written 26 November 2019
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SenorGancho
Winnipeg, Canada1 185 contributions
SYMBOLIC MONUMENT TO A TRAGIC PAST
Oct 2019
The story of the WWII ghetto is one of tragedy and sadness that underscores how low we as a species we can sink to. This small piece of wall symbolizes so much. It is definitely something to see, to touch, to reflect on. Learn the story before visiting, that is critical
Written 12 November 2019
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Leah L
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Disappointed
Oct 2019 • Friends
I was disappointed by the warsaw ghetto. A small notice of the ghetto. I don't know what I was expecting, but it just looked run down, dirty and uncared for.
Written 20 October 2019
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2 544 contributions
A little imagination and the fragments become a living memorial
Jun 2019
Little remains of the physical Warsaw Ghetto, the site of one of the most horrific chapters of Nazi infamy and proudest moments of Jewish resistance in the Second World War. But what remains tells a story of evil and heroism standing athwart the tides of history in a fight to the death. Evil won the one-sided battle, but in so doing created a legend which lives on for the Jewish People and all who oppose oppression.

It takes some map reading skills and a willingness to stitch pieces into a whole picture to convey the Ghetto to us today as we visit in three dimensions. The fragment of the Ghetto Wall tucked into a courtyard between two nondescript apartment blocks on Zlota Street a couple of blocks from the Westin hotel, Ghetto buildings still in use today or under renovation on Walikow Street a few blocks away near the Ibis Styles, and, a few blocks further at Chlodna and Zelazna, the Footbridge of Memory – commemorative spires on each end of where a bridge connected the two parts of the Ghetto.

Each site creates its own impression. The fragment of the wall speaks sadly and eloquently because you can easily imagine the sounds of those not imprisoned passing by the other side of the wall, just as you can hear and see the residents of the apartment blocks framing the wall fragment going about their daily lives. The buildings on Walikow Street.convey that this massive prison was a city within a city and then you realize that all of the residents were doomed by unspeakable evil. The Footbridge spires and the Ghetto Wall outline in the sidewalk evoke the ghosts of those passing between the two portions of the Ghetto while the rest of the world carried on – people walking, street cars passing, cafés, and life outside – not as before because of the war, but a closer approximation than for those trudging over the bridge.

These three sites combine to give you a sense for the physical contours of the Ghetto. Other sites, somewhat further away – such as the Mila 18 memorial to the Ghetto Uprising and Umschlagplatz, where the Jews were assembled for deportation to the gas chambers of Treblinka – should also be visited to experience other aspects of this story of mankind’s inhumanity. Visiting the amazing Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, also not far from this area and near Mila 18 and Umschlagplatz, will put this chapter of the Polish Jewish experience in the context of the larger sweep of history. Experiencing the realism of the section on the Ghetto at the museum, whether before or after seeing these sites in person, enriches the experience immeasurably.
Written 14 October 2019
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JBJM2612
Quebec City, Canada21 contributions
A very instructive visit but...
Sep 2019
What we liked about this museum is that it does not talk about the holocaust. It shows the history of the Jewish people from the time they came to Poland.

What was really upsetting was to realize that we had been greatly taken advantage of by a taxi driver who charged us 70 slotys to get from the museum to the old city center. This taxi driver is certainly used to taking advantage of tourists either North-Americans or Europeans who are in Warsaw for a day or two and who are not aware that 70 slotys represent around 20 US dollars or almost 20 euros. Searching on Google map one realizes unfortunately too late that there are less than 2 kilometres between the Jewish Museum and the old City Centre and that the charged price of 70 slotys is the equivalent of a robbery. Since it was someone who was working at the museum who indicated to us where to find a taxi cab close to the museum, it would be important for the administrators of the museum to make sure that taxi drivers do not abuse tourists!
Written 18 September 2019
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Dr Dudik
Ormond Beach, FL64 contributions
Outstanding reconstruction
Sep 2019 • Couples
Though this area was totally leveled during WW II the workmanship by the rebuilders was outstanding. A beautiful rendition of once was! This is a “must see” for anyone visiting Warsaw!!
Written 16 September 2019
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Anne B
Cincinnati, United States4 contributions
Well worth seeing
Aug 2019
We learned so much at the POLIN museum and then walked through the ghetto. I'd just read The Pianist (which I'd recommend to anyone visiting Warsaw) so it was meaningful to see the streets mentioned in the book.
Written 6 August 2019
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