Ghetto Wall

“Today it is difficult to imagine what a closed, isolated part of the capital looked like, but the borders of the ghetto can be found in the city” – says Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), journalist and tourist guide. The fourteenth part of the series ‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’ outlines the area and the circumstances of the creation of the so-called Jewish residential area, once separated from the rest of the world by the Ghetto Wall. Gradually deteriorating living conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto and the despair of its inhabitants are reflected in the quoted passages of the journal of Chaim Aron Kaplan – Hebrew teacher, founder of the Six-Class Elementary School.

‘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.