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Jewish Warsaw
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Total time
2h 30min
Meeting point
All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
Category
Walking tour
About

Before the Second World War, Warsaw was the second-largest Jewish city in the world. The only place with a larger Jewish community was… New York! 


For centuries, Jews played an active role in the city’s life during good times and bad. In the 19th century, Jews joined other Varsovians in their struggles against occupying powers and participated in Polish uprisings. During the Interwar Period, Jewish Warsaw flourished. Hundreds of artists, actors, writers, and journalists called the city home. Its cultural life was incomparable to any other time and place in history.


Learning about the pre-war diversity and richness of Jewish Warsaw helps us understand the scale of the destruction that took place during the Holocaust. But, alongside stories of persecution and death, there are stories of the resilience and unimaginable bravery of those who fought without hope. 


The wounds and scars of the Second World War and Holocaust will never heal. But the story of Jewish Warsaw is not only the story of the past, but also the story of today: the young, diverse and energetic Jewish community that optimistically looks to the future. 


To discover all of this, just come and join us and be ready for an emotional journey through history!


During this 2,5 hour tour you will see:



  • Grzybowski Square and Próżna Street – one of very few areas in Warsaw that survived the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto

  • Nożyk Synagogue – the only surviving pre-war Warsaw synagogue

  • Waliców street – once the ghetto border

  • Chłodna Street – monument commemorating the footbridge once connecting parts of the Warsaw ghetto

  • the courts on former Leszno street – the point of contact between the ghetto and the so-called Aryan side, allowing meetings of friends and families, smuggling and escapes

  • Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the 1948 Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

  • and much more!


The last stop is near the POLIN Museum.


Additional Important Information
Included

– professional local guide

Ticket Message
  • Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.
  • Meeting point: All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5.
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us. 

Meeting Point
All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.

BOOKING RULES
Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.
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