Warsaw: Jewish Heritage 4-Hour Private Tour

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Follow the footsteps of Jewish community in Warsaw. Learn about its glorious and shameful moments. Discover places related to the past and present Jews and try kosher dishes.

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Highlights

  • Follow the Trail of Jewish Monuments and learn about the lives of Warsaw Jews
  • Stop at the Umschlagplatz and pray for those sent to the extermination camps
  • Explore the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Kirkuts in Europe
  • See the area of the ghetto and learn about the history of the Holocaust
  • Go to Próżna street, where the atmosphere of Jewish Warsaw has been preserved

Description

Do you know that before the World War II Warsaw was one of the largest centres of Jewish culture in Europe? Only New York had a larger Jewish population than Warsaw in the entire world. Jewish traditions were evident at every step from everyday life to architecture, art and literature. Discover the colourful world of Polish Jews and learn about their history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. See the most important sights related to the history of the community. Learn about the huge influence the Jews played in the history of the Polish capital. Discover Jewish Ghetto area with the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, commemorating those who fought and died in the Warsaw ghetto. Listen to the story about the Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when a few hundred brave Jews stood up to the heavy artillery and dive bombers of the Nazis. Stop by the Umschlagplatz monument and pay tribute to those who went to extermination camps and never returned. The shape resembles the walls of the ghetto and a railway wagon, and more than four hundred names of victims are engraved on the walls. Walk to the Ghetto Heroes Monument along the Memorial Route of the Martyrdom and Struggle of Jews and pay attention to the commemorative stones depicting the history of the most important figures of the Warsaw ghetto. Go to Okopowa street and see the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Kirkuts in Europe. Many eminent persons are buried there, among them the founder of the Esperanto language Ludwik Zamenhof and the writer Ischok Leib Perec. Stop by the symbolic grave of Janusz Korczak, the protector of children who during the World War II was murdered in Treblinka along with the children in his care in a gas chamber. Admire a wooden bridge - Footbridge of Remembrance, over Chłodna street connecting the ‘small’ and ‘large’ ghetto, today with a multimedia art installation reminding the tragic events of that period. Stop by the fragments of the Jewish Ghetto wall and pay attention to the iron slabs set in the pavements that set out the boundaries of the former ghetto. Explore Nozyk synagogue built in the Neo-Romanesque style, that survived the Holocaust period. Do you have more time ? Explore POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

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