SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR
THE JEWISH GHETTO TOUR
Jewish Warsaw Introduction
Ghetto Wall 1940
Death Life and Labour in the Ghetto
Jewish Ghetto Uprising 1943
Routes of Escape
Destruction of the Ghetto 1943
Liberation of Gęsiówka 1944
Post-WWII Jewish life
COST: 250 EURO for 1-6 Guests with Guide & Vehicle
This tour starts at your hotel and follows the timeline of the Jewish Ghetto, which geographically goes generally from south to north. We will see all the important places with an emphasis on the borders of the Ghetto, as well as the moving and impressive stories of mental and physical resistance. These stories live on in the city as legends. We will also stop at the last remaining part of the original Ghetto wall, the locations of battles against the Germans along Waliców and Pereca Streets, the Jewish cemetery, the spot of escape of the Jewish insurgents in 1943 on Prosta Street, the locations of Janusz Korczak’s orphanages, the footbridge across the tramline, St. Augustine’s church, Mila Street, the infamous “Befehlsstelle” (command point) and “Umschlagplatz” (collection point), as well as the square of the Ghetto Heroes, where the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is located today. We will also explore the areas associated with the famous pianist Władysław Szpilman and how he survived the Holocaust. Please note that we do not visit the interior of the Nożyk-Synagogue on this tour.
Important to remember:
The Jewish cemetery is included in the tour EXCEPT on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, since it is closed during those times.
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is closed on Wednesdays.
It is advisable for men to wear a hat while visiting any synagogues or Jewish cemeteries.
ALL ENTRANCE FEES ARE INCLUDED.