The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

“The monument is an example of the fact that the wheels of history are turning in a way that is difficult to predict” – says Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), journalist and tourist guide. In the fourth episode of ‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’, she tells why the Minister of the Third Reich Albert Speer brought granite blocks to Warsaw during the occupation and whose initiative was it to use them to build the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto in Warsaw, the project of sculptor Nathan Rapaport and architect Marek Suzin, the originator of the Muranów settlement built on the ruins of the ghetto.

Natan Rapaport was also a hero of the outdoor exhibition WGM, “Standing up straight, unbent… Natan Rapaport and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw”:

‘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.