Warsaw: 2-Hour Tour of Daily Life in the Ghetto Warsaw

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Learn all about the everyday life inside the Warsaw Ghetto on this 2-hour tour. See the remains of the ghetto walls and preserved streets. Hear about the Underground Archive, Uprising, Mila 18.

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Highlights

  • Learn all about the daily life in the Warsaw Ghetto
  • Explore the remains of last streets of the ghetto and the ghetto walls
  • Take a look at the only one synagogue, that survived
  • Stop at the location of Mila 18, the Footbridge and at the Umschlagplatz
  • See real places related to the main hero of the 'Pianist' by Roman Polanski

Description

Experience an informative tour of everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto - the biggest one across Europe. In 1940, the Nazis set up the ghetto in the very heart of Warsaw. 460,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were gathered together in an area of just four square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease. Over 300,000 were sent away to the Treblinka extermination camp. In 1943, an uprising broke out in the ghetto in response to an attempt to totally liquidate it. In an act of revenge, the Nazis laid waste the area of the ghetto. During this 2-hour tour, you will see real places and hear authentic stories. You will explore the last preserved street of the ghetto, remains of the ghetto wall, the former location of the Footbridge over Chłodna Street, and the bunker at 18 Miła Street. You will get to know what the ghetto was, how daily life problems were solved, and why the uprising broke out. You will hear about the destruction, indifference, blackmail, and resistance. Furthermore, you will learn about the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto and the secret organization Oneg Shabbat, which took on the task of documenting the life in the ghetto. The archive survived the war in metal cases and milk cans and was entered into the UNESCO Memory of the World register, which comprises the most important documents preserved by mankind. You will also learn about the symbolism of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, the Umschlagplatz, and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Although the ghetto itself long ago ceased to exist, it is worthwhile to know its history.

Includes

Licensed tour guide Head sets for groups up 20 PAX

Important Information

  • The tour is conducted by foot in combination with public transport.
  • During this tour on entrances to the sites/guided tour of the Jewish Museum are offered.
  • The tour usually ends at the Jewish Museum. We recommend to explore the Museum with audio guides, which are available in English and other languages as well. It is a good idea to earmark at least 2.5 hours to visit the core exhibition. Please plan your visit considering the opening hours of the Museum: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (the last entrance: 4:00 pm) Tuesday: closed Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (the last entrance: 6:00 pm)

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