Alphabetical list of Jewish historical sites in Warsaw:

A    B    C    D
G    J    K    L
M   N   O    P 
S
    T   W   
Z

 

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Pereca st.

Prosta st.

Próżna st.

 

 

 

 

55 Sienna Street
On Nov. 16, 1941 the ghetto was enclosed by 3-meter-high walls. The wall often ran between properties and made use of the already existing internal walls there dividing the houses and courtyards. Some 500,000 Jews were imprisoned on 307 hectares (758 acres). On Nov. 20, 1941 the boundaries were altered and the walls moved to the middle of the bordering streets. After deportations ended, the ghetto was reduced in size again and walls built on Leszno Street. Fragments of the ghetto wall survive at this building on Sienna Street, as well as at locations on Waliców, Krochmalna and Żelazna streets.

 

 

fragments of the ghetto wall at Sienna str.
60 Sienna Street/55 Śliska Street
(Bersons and Baumans Children's Hospital, now Warsaw Children's Hospital)

This hospital was built for Jewish children in 1876-78, funded by donors Majer Berson and his daughter Paulina Bauman. Children were treated in the outpatient clinic regardless of religion. Janusz Korczak worked there before World War I. From 1930 it was headed by Dr. Anna Braude-Hellerowa. It continued to serve Jewish children in the ghetto until the "little" ghetto was liquidated on Aug. 10, 1942. At that point the children and staff were transferred to the "big" ghetto, to a school building at the corner of Żelazna and Leszno streets, which had been a branch of the Bersons and Baumans Hospital since October 1941, and from there to Umschlagplatz for deportation. Dr. Braude-Hellerowa died in the Warsaw Uprising. The Central Jewish Committee in Poland office was located in the rebuilt building after the war. In 1952 the State took over the building, adapting it for a municipal children's isolation hospital.
Warsaw Children's Hospital
In April 2000 a plaque commemorating Dr. Braude-Hellerowa was unveiled.

 

 

 

 

 

Leon Heller and Marek Edelman
7 Sierakowskiego Street 
(University Dormitory, now a policemen's residential hotel)

Thanks to an initiative by "Auxilium Academicum Judaicum" and community organizations, a dormitory was built in 1926 for Jewish university students, designed by Henryk Stifelman. Aside from dorm rooms, there was the Einstein Lecture Hall, reading rooms and an infirmary. Among the students who lived here was Menachem Begin, born in Brześć, Lithuania, a law student at Warsaw University, the future prime minister of Israel and Noble Peace Prize winner. Well-known historian, Ignacy Schiper, was the dormitory director from 1928.

 

 

Sierakowskiego str.
Z. Słomińskiego Street
(Warsaw-Gdańsk Train Station)

 A plaque commemorates the departure from this station of 20,000 Jews from Poland in 1968 after the anti-Semitic government campaign.

 

 

 

 

The plaque at Gdański station
115 Solidarności Ave  
(formerly 35 Leszno Street, Femina Cinema)

Despite hunger and death, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto tried not to let their spirits be crushed by the Nazi terror. There were symphony concerts and theatrical presentations in the ghetto. There was a theater in the prewar halls of the Femina Cinema, where famous prewar actors performed. 
There is a plaque in the lobby: "In memory of the murdered actors and musicians of the Warsaw Ghetto. On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Femina theater and concert hall. The Umschlagplatz Museum Foundation. June 20, 1941 - June 20, 1991."

 

 

10 Stawki Street  
(Umschlagplatz)

Transports of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka death camp began on July 22, 1942. A monument by Hanna Szmalenberg and Władysław Klamerus was built here in 1988. Everyday 5,000 to 6,000 people were sent to their death. As the inscription on the monument informs us: " Over 300,000 Jews followed this path of suffering and death in 1940-1943 from the ghetto created in Warsaw to the Nazi death camps." Four hundred forty-eight first names, from Abel to Żanna, were engraved in the wall as a symbol of the approx. 450,000 Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto. On the wall of a neighboring building a verse from the Book of Job, 16:18, is engraved in Polish, Yiddish and Hebrew: "O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place."

 

 

1. Umschlagplatz today, 2. Umschlagplatz 1941
31 Szeroka Street  
(synagogue)

From the late 18th century the Jewish community in Praga was centered around Szeroka and Petersburska streets (now Jagiellońska and Kłopotowska). Here was a synagogue built by Szmul Zbytkower (d. 1802). His son Ber Sonnenberg (d. 1822) built a Prayer House next to it in 1807. A round, masonry synagogue was built in its place by architect Józef Lessel in 1836. A delousing center was put here during the Nazi occupation. After the war, in 1961, the building was demolished, though it was still in good condition. Today the site is a playground for a neighboring preschool.
The synagogue