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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Południowe
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Address: ul. aleja Jana Chrystiana Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 629 49 19

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A small but poignant and deeply moving museum

This museum is a very moving place which really does deliver an idea of the awful conditions those under arrest were held under. The etchings scratched on the walls by those under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a very moving place which really does deliver an idea of the awful conditions those under arrest were held under. The etchings scratched on the walls by those under interrogation are harrowing. For such a small place the amount you learn is impressive. The English translations are good and there is an English version of the film... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Although it is small, I’d say this is worth the visit. It is dark and haunting in this museum, and the pre-recorded sounds of screaming really adds to the effect. There is a good video right at the entrance – be sure to watch this as well. There are also a couple of interactive information terminals, with English, that were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The Gestapo was awful. We often focus on the horrors the Jews faced and forget political opposition to hitler could have you meet a very similar fate. The number of executions at the hands of the nazis is sickening. If you are walking around the city you will notice there is a sign on almost every building stating that the... More 

2 Thank Jwithdog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

You have to go to such places to remind yourself of how appallingly evil the Nazis were - and to understand the astonishingly heroic behaviour of the Poles under the Occupation.

1 Thank reluctantvoyager
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this place, but if you've visited Lawienski Park, you're in the neighbourhood. In theory a ticket to this should get you free entrance to Pawiak prison, but not for me. I enjoyed the commentary in English about the place.

1 Thank Michael T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a small museum a 40 minute walk from the centre.There is an introductory video and then you walk along a corridor which has various rooms and cells.There is exhibited all the weapons of torture used by the Gestapo.It only takes about 15 minutes to go round but that is enough.It is a truly chilling place and people need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We visited the Gestapo HQ in June 2016. The experience was harrowing but highly informative and paints a very distressing picture of what Life was like during World War 2 for the people of Poland. The museum is tiny, but entrance is cheap (8 zlotys - about £1.20), and you can see the cells in which prisoners were kept in... More 

2 Thank Freybe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We walked past these eerie terrible place but did not go inside. We assembled outside, at the memorial to the Umshlagplatz, the plaza in front of the building where the Jews of warsaw ghetto were herded (yes, that's the word) before being shipped to their awful beyond-description death at Treblinka. Ine can only shudder at the atrocities commintted and planned... More 

1 Thank Buc_Haish
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The price is low and gets your entrance also to a prison in Warsaw which was used by the Gestapo. It was very small but very powerful. Loads of information which was in English which was nice. Starts with an interesting video which sets the context. A little bit difficult to find but you need to enter the big entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were able to go around at our own pace and read the information that was well presented. Heart wrenching but needed as a reminder of what happened during that horrendous time in our history

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