A journey in time to one of the most fascinating and tragic era of history of the biggest ghetto in Europe during the second world war.
The tour will tell the story of 450,000 Jews prisoned inside the ghetto during 1940-1943, their lives before and during the war, the Jewish Uprising and their relationship with the Polish Underground, their way to survive and the most unbelievable stories of the Polish, who saved thousands of Jews.
The tour includes:
- The Monument to Warsaw Ghetto Heroes
- The Jewish Martyrdom Route
- The Bunker at Miła street
- The Umschlagplatz
- The historical Chłodna street, which divided the ghetto into small and big ghetto
- The remains of the ghetto wall and the most famous building of the ghetto, which was bombed during the war
- The old synagogue
We will start at the Natan Rapaport monument at the heart of the ghetto, which was built at 1948 next to the Polin - Jewish Museum.
During the tour we will give you details step by step about the ghetto story, starting at point, when the Nazis invaded Poland and ordered to establish the biggest ghetto in Europe, till the point which the ghetto was totally demolished by the Nazis after the Jewish Uprising.
You will hear the greatest stories of the Polish, who saved 2500 babies and children, the life at the ghetto, we will visit the bunker of the Jewish rebels, the Ghetto Wall , the Umschlagplatz, where from more than 300,000 Jews were sent to Treblinka, we will see the old Chłodna street, where Jews crossed the wooden bridge seen at the Pianist movie, enter the yard of an old building, which survived the war, where Jews lived before and during the war etc.
The tour will also present you in details, where Jews came to Poland from and why, their number in Warsaw before the war, the reason the Nazis acted on specific dates against the Jews, why the Nazis chose this area to be the ghetto, the calorie allowance in the ghetto, their leaders inside the ghetto, their ways to maintain their community inside the ghetto with little means, the attitude of the local population outside the ghetto and the Polish government outside of Poland, the numbers of the survivors and their story after the war etc.
Duration – 3.5 hours with very little walking
Comfortable air-conditioned car
PRIVATE TOURS - individual price