Lost and spared
During this tour I will show you places where Jews, who before WWII made 30% of the whole population of Warsaw, lived and perished during the holocaust. You can still see preserved remnants of former ghetto walls, installation showing the bridge connecting small and big ghetto, monuments to Warsaw ghetto heroes, Umschlagplatz, from which Warsaw Jews were deported to Treblinka extermination camp in 1942, still functioning Jewish cemetery and Nozyk synagogue, the only one which survived the war. We also see Jewish Historical Institute, prewar Judaistic Library, and recently opened new Museum of the History of Polish Jews. After the tour with me you can explore the exhibition on your own or taking audioguide (10$).
If you want to see and learn more, especially in Prague, the district at the other side of the Vistula River, choose my another tour (3382 Jewish heritage in Warsaw), where we explore Jewish Warsaw for 6 hours.
Note: on Saturdays (Sabbath) cemetery is closed, and synagogue opened only for prayers.
We start from visiting remnants of ghetto walls, still preserved in one of the courtyards. Then we drive to former ghetto area to see the monument to heroes of Warsaw ghetto, very impresive edifice of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Umschlagplatz memorial marking the station from which Jews were deported to death camp, instalation of the bridge linking small with big ghetto. We stop near Mila 18, with the mound marking the bunker where leader of uprising in Warsaw ghetto, Anielewicz, was hidden and then died.
We visit still functioning Jewish cemetery which shows the history of Warsaw Jews.
Then we go to Nozyk synagogue, the only one which survived WWII.
See monument to Janusz Korczak (educator, writer, doctor, manager of orphanage), who did not leave the children in their last way to death camp.
End at Museum of History of Polish Jews where you can visit the exhibition on your own using audioguide and spending there hours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel, unless you wish another place, then indicate.
End location: Back to your hotel or at the town, where you prefer to be left.
Duration: 4 hours
Walking and driving (Nissan Qashqai crossover from 2016, air-conditioned, comfortable for 4 passengers).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 PLN (zloty) - Entrance ticket to synagogue - 10 PLN
Entrance ticket to Jewish cemetery - 10 PLN
Approximate rate for 1 US $ is 3,60 PLN (local currency; the exchange rate can vary)
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Renata was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and expansive across a range of topics, not just the subject of Jewish Warsaw.