Gallery 3 | Ghettoization

Here is our new video about the third gallery of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum permanent exhibition – Ghettoization.

The gallery focuses on the ghettoization process, a crucial component of the Nazis’ anti-Jewish policy. The purpose of ghettoization was to isolate the Jews from the rest of Polish society, thus fueling hostility between Jews and non-Jews and facilitating control over the former, taking over their property, and using them as slave labor. The Nazis established more than 600 ghettos in the German-occupied areas of Poland.

The gallery presents the chronological and spatial dimensions of ghettoization in towns and cities and discusses the differences between ghettos established in different areas and circumstances, depending on the size and character of the Jewish communities that lived there.

The film features dr Aleksandra Namysło, the gallery curator.