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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Address: Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 629 49 19
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A lovely summers day when we visited this dark side to Warsaw's history. It really gives a sense of man's inhumanity to man. What it must have been like in those dark days of WW2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we arrived too late on Sunday to visit the museum and had to leave on Tuesday. I wish I saw it as my grandgfather was tortured there and survived only a few hours after he was released. As it was, I only saw the building and the courtyard of the most feared place during the occupation.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely summers day when we visited this dark side to Warsaw's history. It really gives a sense of man's inhumanity to man. What it must have been like in those dark days of WW2 is unimanigable , just a little surprised more people do not visit it. It is a little out of the way but we visited the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came there on the 1st of August in the morning, lady at the cashier was talking to her colleague so loud that we were not able to hear the voice from the projection shown at the entrance. One of our friends was English and as there was no english translation i asked for a english folder...interrupting that lady a... More 

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Tallinn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came when the projections were turned off so perhaps it wasn't as emotional experience as for most reviewers, but it definitely was interesting. (Some pictures posted by users are NOT from this place so don't look for it when searching for the building!!!)

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. Very emotional. Most of the information is in English and there are interactive parts that provide an insight into the prisoners lives and also a history of how the war impacted warsaw. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting warsaw

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After visiting the Schindler factory, the Ghetto and Kazimierz visiting this sombre exhibition at 2 pomorska was the final part of the jigsaw. Here one can read of how the Gestapo dealt with ordinary Poles whose bravery led them to continue to wage an underground campaign against the Nazi occupation. Sadly those who survived were then dealt with in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I walked here today (July 10) and was very excited to visit this museum. Unfortunately when I got there there was a sign on the door that it is closed for renovation from July 1 to July 31. Hopefully I will get back to Warsaw in the future to visit. Just a heads up to anyone hoping to visit the... More 

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Close to Lazienky park, this place is a must see as it will only take 30 mins of your time but you will see the Gestapo HQ as it was during the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany.Nothing is spared and you will see the very torture instruments used by Gestapo.They also show documentary movies but these are only in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum was definitely worth a visit, but it's easy to miss. We passed the entrance a few times without realizing it, as it's not marked, nor could we find the address number. If you can locate the aleja Szucha (where it's a block or two from Lazienka Park), you should look for the Ministry of Education (Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej).... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Althougt it is a small museum it tells a lot of the cruelties that jewish in Warsaw went through. It is not a happy story but a good reminder of the history we should not forget.

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