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“Heartbreaking, yet so very important to visit.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umschlagplatz

Umschlagplatz
Corner ul. Stawki and ul. Dzika, Warsaw, Poland (Muranów)
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Ranked #69 of 218 things to do in Warsaw
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Owner description: German soldiers led Jews captured during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to this assembly point for deportation.
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“Heartbreaking, yet so very important to visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This place marks the spot from where over 300000 Jews were sent to their slaughter.
The cold marble monument gives a chilling effect and the place is so very somber.
A tour in Jewish Warsaw simply must include this monument.

Visited September 2012
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“Start your tour of rememberance here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

This is very moving to see this spot where the nazis herded the Jews and undesirable poles to box cars to transport them out of Warsaw. Just a wonderful monument or rememberance.

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“Culmination of a visit to the old ghetto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We (a group of university students & I) end our journey through the old Warsaw ghetto here. We start at the one portion of ghetto wall that is still standing, move on walking through the old ghetto streets to the monument to the Ghetto Uprising, to the bunker where the ghetto fighters fought, and then on to here. So when we get to this, and they understand what reaching this point meant to the Jewish people of Warsaw, it has a strong message. I am glad they placed this monument here. I agree with the reviewer below, thought- you have to understand the whole history of this area for it to resonate. Still - a wonderful tribute to those sent away to concentration camps.

Visited May 2012
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“Moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

From this site, residents from the Warsaw Ghetto were deported to their deaths. While there is nothing original left, this is a moving memorial

Visited July 2012
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“must be seen in context”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Where the Jews of Warsaw were shipped off in cattle cars to the Treblinka death camp is now a white marble memorial, with all the proper and somber engraved names and statements, but having seen the remnants of the original nearly forty years ago, there was no longer the sense of immediacy one was able to feel before. Unless one knows the history of the Jewish Ghetto and the fate of its inhabitants, the umschlagplatz by itself conveys little of the terror and chaos that happened there. It must be seen in context with its history.

Visited July 2012
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