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“It was so large” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto
Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Południowe)
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Ranked #68 of 230 things to do in Warsaw
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Owner description: Established in October-November 1940, this small district, comprising only 2.4 percent of Warsaw's land area, is where more than 450,000 Jews were forced by the Germans to live in crowded conditions.
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“It was so large”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

I guess I thought the ghetto was maybe 4-6 blocks of housing. It was 8 miles square. Now granted putting 200,000 people in an area that earlier was occupied by 30,000 and then cutting off all food supplies this was tragic but for some reason I thought it was a much smaller area. There really is no real way to see the boundaries as all of the ghetto was completely destroyed. Many times we would wonder if we were still in what would have been the ghetto and realized we pretty much stayed in its boundaries our entire visit with the exception of visiting old town.

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“Confronting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Warsaw ghetto is the silent witness of which huma tragedy took place in the second world war. The ghetto nowadays is pointed out with pictures of former jewish inhabitants on old buildings. The boundries of the ghetto are clearly to see with the lines in the pavement. So as you strawl along these paths you realise the sadness of this story that should never be forgotten...

Visited October 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“In a sense it feels funny to rate this "excellent"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

What can be "excellent" about the fact that there was ever such a place as the Warsaw Ghetto? But since there was, it's necessary to see what little there is left of it and to remember the history and not be ignorant of it, or forgetful of it, and of those who suffered.

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“Hauntinh and historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

If you have ever read Mila 18 by Leon Uris then a visit to the old Ghetto and not to the official sites is a must. The ghetto is now a home for homeless people but if you locate it, then you will see walls which still have bullets in the walls and you can visualise how people were contained in this area for years.

Visited October 2011
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“What Ghetto?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

There is no ghetto any more, just a monument with one man selling postcards and books. The New Museum of Polish Jewish History is almost completed and will be fascinating. However, if you go to Prozna Street that absolutely worth your time. It's the only street of the ghetto left standing. Very hard to be there and yet one MUST go. http://inne.ad-punkt.pl/prozna/prozna.swf?ver=1

Visited June 2012
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