"Warsaw Ghetto (General Information)" Warsaw Things to Do Tip by Airpunk
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Although you will find the border of the former Warsaw Ghetto marked on most tourist maps, not much is left of the Ghetto itself. Still, this place attracts interested people from all over the world who look for the original place where cruelty and heroism were marked a timeframe of only three years. Mayor points of interest include following (see all separate tips):
-The area around Ulica Prozna which is the only area preserved in original style. Have a look at the pictures let into the original windows, preferably at darkness.
-The memorial to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The monument became known worldwide when German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt down in front of it in 1970. It is located in
the park between Zamenhofa and Karmelicka street.
-A monument dedicated to Willy Brandt in the opposite corner of the park.
-The museum of Jewish life on the same site, scheduled to be opened in 2012.
-Not far from the main monument, another one is dedicated to the heroic fighters around Mordechaj Anielewicz. Often mistaken for the last bunker to be discovered, it is only one of the last ones, but the one where the leaders of the uprising were supposedly found. The site is known as the Bunker Monument or Mila 18 (according to the former adress, today's building with the adress Mila 18 is some steps away).
-The last remains of the Warsaw Ghetto walls between Ulica Siena and Ulica Zlota.
-The Nozyk Synagogue, the only synagogue which has survived the war (as a stable to the Nazis). It was part of the so-called "Small Ghetto" and is again in use today.
Address: Ulica Zamenhofa / Ulica Mila
Directions: West of the old town, most places of interest are around the Square of Ulica Zamenhofa / Ulica Mila
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