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Warsaw: Jewish Heritage 4-Hour Private Tour

1. Warsaw: Jewish Heritage 4-Hour Private Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour of Jewish Warsaw and see the most important sights related to the history of the community. During the 4-hour tour, your private guide will explain the huge influence the Jews played in the history of the Polish capital. From the 11th century until the beginning of World War 2, Poland was known as the cultural and spiritual centre of European Jews, and before the war only New York had a larger Jewish population than Warsaw in the entire world. Highlights of Jewish Warsaw include the remnants of the Ghetto wall, Nozyk Synagogue, and former Jewish Street. Go to the famous Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Kirkuts (Jewish cemeteries) in Europe. See monuments that commemorate the martyrdom of Jews during World War 2. And go to the Umschlagplatz, where some 300,000 of the city’s Jews were put onto cattle wagons bound for the concentration camps. Learn about the Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when a few hundred brave Jews stood up to the heavy artillery and dive bombers of the Nazis. The Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, built by sculptor Nathan Rappaport in 1948, pays fitting tribute to these resistance fighters and the spirit of the Jews who made one last desperate fight against the horror of the Holocaust.

Warsaw: Jewish Heritage Private Walking Tour

2. Warsaw: Jewish Heritage Private Walking Tour

Begin at Prozna Street, the only former Warsaw Ghetto street still featuring as many 4 tenement houses, and then walk to Grzybowski Square. From here, discover the former Jewish district's most important places. From Nozyk Synagogue, the only surviving prewar Jewish house of prayer in Warsaw, to the remains of the Ghetto wall which marks the border between the Warsaw Ghetto and the "Aryan" part of the city. See Walicow Street with its unique Jewish tenement houses and Chłodna Street where the Jewish “Bridge of Sighs” existed. Visit the street named after Polish Jew Ludwik Zamenhof, the inventor of the international language Esperanto, and then travel along the Route Recalling the Martyrdom and the Struggle of the Jews. This street is designated by blocks of black stone with the names of individuals who fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Have a chance to see a building that was previously home to Jewish orphans as well as a monument of its founder and some Jewish children in the orphanage's yard. Go to the “Gesiowka” concentration camp which was founded on the ruins of the Ghetto. Almost 5000 Jews whose origins were Greek, French, and Hungarian were transported from here to Auschwitz. Also here you will see the engraved verse from the Book of Job (16:18): ‘O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no resting-place’. The Ghetto Heroes Monument (Pomnik Bohaterów Getta) located in front of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) was built from the rocks that were supposed to be used by Germans to build monuments commemorating Hilter’s victories. You will see the POLIN Museum from the outside and get to know the double meaning of the POLIN word. After the 3-hour tour, you can buy separate tickets to go inside the museum that was designed by Finnish architects.

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What people are saying about Nożyk Synagogue

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Very wonderful guide,

Guide took us all over the jewish quarter. Magdelena was knowlegable and full of interesting stories

Outanding and knowledgeable guide

Covered a great deal in 4 hours. Wish we could have seen more