“More than 200,000 people rest here, but the memory in the stones here is a testimony to the life of a much larger community” – so says Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), journalist and tourist guide, about the Jewish Cemetery at Okopowa Street. The fifteenth, penultimate episode of ‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’ tells the story of one of Europe’s largest Jewish necropolises and its leading sculptor, Abraham Ostrzega, 60 of whose works decorate tombstones there.
‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’ is a film series of 16 short guided tours presenting the history of places and people associated with them. The following places will be presented: Umschlagplatz; Anielewicz Mound; Szmul Zygielbojm Monument; Monument of the Ghetto Heroes; Grzybowski Square; Mariańska Street and the Nursing School; Nożyk Synagogue; Great Synagogue at Tłomackie Street; Nalewki Street; Femina Cinema Theater; Courts at Leszno Street; Chłodna Street; Waliców Street; The Jewish Cemetery at Okopowa Street, and the Bersohn and Bauman Hospital – the place where the permanent exhibition of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum will be created.
The series presentation accompanies the commemoration of 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto borders closing, organized by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and TSKŻ – the Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland. The main events took place on November 16, 2020.