Before WWII Warsaw was the second biggest Jewish city in the world after New York. Home for 400 000 Jews and world center of Jewish culture, it became place of the biggest extermination of a single community in the world. As your Warsaw tour guide, I will show you what`s left from that destroyed world, tell about heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - the biggest act of heroism in contemporary Jewish history – and take you for a walk on the same route which led Warsaw Jews to cattle wagons.
WITH ME YOU WILL DISCOVER...
…the only surviving Jewish street, where you can „still see their faces”
…stories of men and women whose tragic life teaches us about the very boundaries of human nature, boundaries of heroism, suffering and cruelty unprecedented in history
…secret of a rabbi`s curse which for 50 years hanged over the city
…post-war residential district standing literally on the rubble of Jewish houses, both an example of modern socialist building, and a shocking spatial monument commemorating the one-of-a-kind place left by the ghetto
…the old Jewish culture presented in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Europe`s biggest museum of Jewish history and one of the most fascinating examples of Warsaw`s modern architecture
…the names of half a million victims of the Warsaw ghetto written in a place, from which the biggest Jewish community in Europe was sent to death
…the only existing section of the Warsaw ghetto wall, hidden in a labyrinth of backyards of old tenement houses