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Jewish Ghetto Memorial

Plac Bohaterow Getta, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #17 of 143 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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sp
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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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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This monument is an ironic peice of history you must see. The marble used was originally purchased by Nazis to make a monument about the rise of the third Reich. However, after the war Poland purchased this marble and used it for the opposite, to signify power and love in a time of despair and hate.

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Brasília
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Basically there are few meters of a wall inside a patio. I visited for its symbolic value, not because I expected it would be beautiful or impressive.

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Bloomfield Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

There is a new center near the Memorial but not yet open. Too bad as the exterior was visually interesting. The Memorial is poignant, especially for those who have studied WWII history, read Milan 18 or seen The Pianist.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Thousands of Jewish people were killed in the Ghetto of Warsaw in World War II. The monument is 36 feet tall and located within the former Ghetto area. It's done up in large Bronze inlays placed into stone.

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Penfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't have Jewish roots but to understand history and getting a chance to see and learn a little more is always a good thing.

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