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Jewish Ghetto Memorial

Plac Bohaterow Getta, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #16 of 145 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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SG
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Don't expect too much. Very little was preserved given the tumultuous times but a gallant effort. You need to be interested in history to get the most out of this. A good guide is important otherwise you won't be able to place the right context on this if you come from outside Europe/have no European/Jewish ties.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Somber thoughts as you view the memorial and walked the streets of the one time Jewish Ghetto. Being interested in this history is a must.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just one of the sites connected to the Jewish Museum, due to be open in October, 2014. Unfortunately, we arrived a few days after the temporary exhibit closed and there was not much to see inside. But, the memorials outside were very nice.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Memorial is extremelly touching, and a huge reminder of what the jewish population went through in Warsaw.....complete extermination. Kudos to the Polish authorities to honor the victims with so much respect, unlike many other places in Europe.

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We met with our guide outside and walked first quite a while in the former Jewish ghetto or what is left of it before entering the memorial. The architecture is impressive and we got some interesting background information but unfortunately the exhibition themes are not finished yet except for the wooden structure of the roof of an old Synagoge. We... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This memorial is very emotional and thought provoking. If you are lucky enough to have the right guide,then you will also learn about the design and meaning of the building

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is hard to visualise the trauma the Jews went through in the war & the preservation of part of their ghetto is a vivid reminder of how hard life was. The buildings are adorned with photos of Jewish people who perished there.

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're in Warsaw, you just have to go to pay your respects, and it's near the wonderful museum of the uprising. BUT, if you go after October 2014, you must, must, must go to the new Museum of Jewish Life. It is 50 yards from the memorial, and it will be spectacular. I happened to get a pre-opening tour,... More

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Centerport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum is not open yet. But there are monuments to remember the fallen. And a good place to have a moment of silence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this monument is at the palce the guetto used to be, but there is nothing left from the real guetto. it has a special meaning to jewish people but the real opportunity is to visit the next door new jewish museum with is astonishing beatuifull and well prepared exposition.

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