Walking Tour | Archaeological Excavation next to the Bunker at Miła 18

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum invites you to a tour of the archaelogical excavations next to the bunker at Miła 18. The tour will take place on Sunday, September 25.

We’ll start with a short tour of the area to put the excavation in context. This will include Miła street up to the corner of pre-war Zamenhofa, pre-war Muranowska street and Niska street. Themes include: the pre-war character of the street; resistance in the ghetto: methods of smuggling – the sewers, tram routes and the wall.

We will learn about the resistance and the 1943 uprising: Bersohn & Baruman hospital on Stawki street, the Umschlagplatz, the SS barracks, the January revolt, the course of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the sewer escape routes.

The tour will then look at the features and finds of the basements of Muranowska 39: the collapsed floors of Muranowska 39 and the evidence of the fate of the building in the archaeological record; the library and religious artefacts; the kitchens and artefacts of everyday life. Features of the smuggler bunker: the entrances to the bunker, the reinforced walls of Muranowska 41, the layout of the walls, the corridor to Miła 20 and evidence of amenities. Features of the bunker and its fate during the uprising: the leaning walls of Muranowska 41; the finds in the basement – the bottle collection and the finds in the corridor.

Finally, features of destruction and post war rebuilding. The tour will focus on specific themes related to resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto and the later Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The guide will be Alan Gough – an archaeologist, who worked on the excavation at Muranowska 39, and who is also a long term resident of the Muranów area in Warsaw. Participation is free of charge. The tour will be conducted in English.