"The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes" Monument to the Ghetto Heroes Tip by alancollins
Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, Warsaw: 15 reviews and 25 photos
The Ghetto Heroes Monument is actually built from blocks ordered from Sweden by Hitler in 1942 to construct a monument to the Third Reich's anticipated victory. The monument was created by the sculptor Natan Rapaport and the architect Marek Suzin and was unveiled in 1948 on the fifth anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising. The stark monument recalls both the immense courage of the Jewish resistance and the helplessness of the deportees to moving effect. Once at the centre of the ghetto area, the plac Bohaterow Getta itself is a wide-open green square surrounded by drab apartment buildings. The monument marks the start of the Path of Remembrance and ends at the Umschlagplatz Monument. In 1995 it was announced that a Museum of the History of Polish Jews might be built at this location but nothing has happened so far.
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