“There is no trace of Warsaw’s largest synagogue in The Bank Square. It was a symbol of Reform Judaism in the capital and one of the greatest Polish buildings built in the 19th century”. So says of the Great Synagogue on Tłomackie Street Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), journalist and tourist guide. The eighth episode of ‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’ also tells the story of the adjacent building of the Main Judaic Library, the Oneg Shabbat group operating next to it, and the largest project of its participants – the Ringelblum archive.
‘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.