“What does it mean to us that we live in the place of their death,” wrote Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz in the novel ‘Umschlagplatz’, and now this question is posed again, by Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), a journalist and tourist guide who leads ‘Remnants of the ghetto’ project. The first episode tells the story of the Umschlagplatz, a place from which nearly 300,000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto were transported to the Treblinka extermination camp.
‘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.