Ghetto wall

 

Earth, don’t cover my blood;
don’t let my cry rest
(Job 16:18) 

The topic of this tour is the history of the setting-up and liquidation of the biggest ghetto in Europe. In just three years Jewish Warsaw had ceased to exist. This story took place in the very heart of Warsaw. In 1940, the Nazis set up the ghetto. 460,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were herded together in an area of just four square kilometres. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease while over 300,000 were sent away to the extermination  camp at Treblinka. In 1943, an uprising broke out in the ghetto in response to an attempt to totally liquidate it. In an act of revenge, the Nazis laid waste the area of the ghetto.

During the four-hour tour you will see real places and hear authentic stories. You will get to know what the ghetto was and why the uprising broke out. You will visit the only synagogue surviving the World War II, still in operation and the Jewish cemetery where famous rabbis, Tzadiks, and Jewish families are buried. You will see the last preserved street of the ghetto, remains of the ghetto wall, the former location of the Footbridge over Chłodna Street and of the bunker at 18 Miła Street. Furthermore, you will learn about the symbolism of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, the Umschlagplatz and the POLIN Museum. Although the ghetto itself long ago ceased to exist, it is worthwhile to know its history.

Tour program:

  • The only surviving street of the ghetto
  • The Nożyk Synagogue
  • The remains of Warsaw Ghetto Wall
  • The Footbridge over Chłodna Street
  • The artistic installation ‘Keret House’
  • The ‘Under the Clock’ Tenement House
  • The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
  • The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • The Umschlagplatz
  • The 18 Miła Street
  • The Jewish Cemetery

 Duration: 4 hours

 Start time: 10.00 am, 2.00 pm

 Venue: your hotel

 Price: 1 - 20 pax

Number of persons 1 pax pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-20 pax
Price per 1 person in PLN 480 PLN 240 PLN 180 PLN 160 PLN 120 PLN
Price per 1 person in EUR 120 EUR 60 EUR 45 EUR 40 EUR 30 EUR
Included hotel pick-up & drop-off, transport, licensed tour guide services, parking fees, taxes
Not included entrance tickets, lunch
Type of tour private car tour, sightseeing with entrance to sites minibus tour, sightseeing with entrance to sites

For groups of more than 20 pax the price will be set individually. To get a quote please send a request

Methods of payments: we accept payments with cash, bank transfers and credit cards: EC-Cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Additional information:

  • The order of the sightseeing may change depending on the location of your hotel. 
  • This tour can be also offered with your transport and/or with public transport. Send a request
  • On Fridays evening und Saturdays the tour is offered without entrance to the Synagogue and to the Jewish Cemetery.
  • During this tour we do not offer a guided tour of the POLIN Museum. We recommend to explore the core exhibition with audio guides, which are available in English and other languages as well. It is a good idea to earmark at least 2.5 hours to visit the core exhibition. Please plan your visit considering the opening hours of the POLIN Museum:

       Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (the last entrance: 4:00 pm)

       Tuesday: closed

       Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (the last entrance: 6:00 pm)

       Museum is closed on: January 1, March 27, May 26, November 11, December 24, 25, 31 2016

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