The Jewish Ghetto Today

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In the Autumn of 1940, precisely a year after their invasion of Poland, the Nazis created a ghetto for the Jews of Warsaw and its environs. The area chosen, Muranow, was in the north west of the city, and up until that time it had housed 240,000 Jews and 80,000 Christians. On October 10th the Christians were given an order of eviction, and a month later the ghetto was sealed off by a wall. By March 1941, as many as 445,000 Jews were living in the ghetto, and conditions deteriorated rapidly.

In the Summer of 1942 265,000 Jews were sent to Treblinka from the infamous Umschlagplatz. The vast majority were to die in the gas chambers. These sudden evictions, coupled with the news of Nazi crimes which were filtering in through the underground, laid the foundations for the Ghetto Uprising, which began in earnest in April 1943. The conflict saw appalling scenes of devastation and the further slaughter of some 55, 000 Jews. After the area had been liquidated in May 1943, the entire ghetto was razed to the ground.

Today there are few echoes of Muranow as it was in the 1930's. The wasteland of the ghetto was rebuilt in standard Soviet blocks - it is a stark area. Nevertheless, amidst this cold landscape there are a number of landmarks of great importance. A small stretch of the ghetto wall can be found on Sienna street, a chilling reminder of the occupation. Astonishingly, the Nozyk Synagogue, which stood nearby on the south eastern fringe of the ghetto, came through war. It was used by the Nazis as a warehouse, and it is the only synagogue in Warsaw to have survived the war intact.

Several memorials can also be found in the area. A path of remembrance leads off Zamenhofa street to the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. For historical insight, the the Institute of Jewish History remains the focal point of the area. As well as chronicling the experience of the Warsaw ghetto, it also sheds light on the full expanse of the Jewish tragedy.

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Butthead
Poland

The article doesn't say what nationality those Nazis were. Can anyone help me because I do n't know?

Reply Jul 21st, 2014
Wiktor
Poland

"The Nazis created a ghetto for the Jews of Warsaw"... Who is this NAZIS?????

Reply Sep 29th, 2012
Emil
United States

I Recommend "Shoah" A Film, By Claude Lanzmann. It Details, Through Interviews, The Extermination Of The Of the European Jews, And the Warsaw Ghetto, Any Student Of This Subject Should see this Film, On DVD.

Reply Aug 27th, 2012
Alicia
Sweden

In Sweden we read about the Second World War for about 200 hours. But I know that a lot of people world-wide know nothing about it. And thats pretty sad! We need to retell this story so it doesnt happens again.. right?

Reply Mar 5th, 2012
Jacob
United States

its pretty sad idk why other nations even joined germany but the war was interesting

Reply Feb 29th, 2012
Angel
United States

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Reply Aug 29th, 2011
Jarrod Hastie
United States

thats sad

Reply Jun 13th, 2011
United States

depressing

Reply May 23rd, 2011
Der von Petrinki
Germany

I didnt read this it was so bad

Reply May 13th, 2011
dimitri
United States

this is very help full its me and my fellow student austin . we will get a 100 thanks

Reply May 12th, 2011
Sandy
United States

One day I wish to visit Poland, the country where my family came from in the 1880s and Warsaw where I had relatives brutally murdered by the Nazis

Reply May 2nd, 2011
brandy
United States

great info, helped on my powerpoint project..could be more detailed though...but overall its awesome(:

Reply Mar 14th, 2011
rachel
United States

i think you should have more stuff about the things they had inside a ghetto and u should describe the people in more detail, the "jewish" people.

Reply Jan 25th, 2011
humbee
United States

great picture got a lot of information

Reply Oct 7th, 2010
jonathan
United States

kool

Reply Sep 1st, 2010
Farlie
United Kingdom

This is so sick hope the germans who do this fely bad

Reply Jun 11th, 2010
farlie
United Kingdom

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Reply Jun 11th, 2010
tell you l8tr
United States

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Reply May 17th, 2010
caittttt
Canada

yeah, not helping that much...

Reply May 2nd, 2010
sad day
United States

helped with my research paper

Reply Apr 19th, 2010
kylie
United States

:(

Reply Apr 14th, 2010
tyler
United States

sick

Reply Mar 17th, 2010
josh
United States

thanks this helped me with my project

Reply Jan 27th, 2010
BONNIE!!!!
New Zealand

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Reply Nov 11th, 2009
Jayne =)
New Zealand

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Reply Nov 11th, 2009
bonnie
New Zealand

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Reply Nov 11th, 2009
fisherman
Denmark

with a few detail changes, this could have been a discription of gaza today.

Reply Nov 8th, 2009
James
United Kingdom

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Reply Oct 12th, 2009
United States

cool

Reply Oct 7th, 2009
Dont Worry About It
United States

LOL!

Reply Sep 21st, 2009
Shyann
United States

awsome info lots

Reply May 13th, 2009
sandra
United States

this site really had alot of imformation for my sons research paper.

Reply Apr 26th, 2009
smartgirl_2011
United States

this is great information but go on life of jewish in warsaw ghetto camps

Reply Apr 13th, 2009
simon
United States

very good information

Reply Mar 26th, 2009
Edna
United States

Excellent, informative and touching site. Thank you for making it.

Reply Feb 12th, 2009
Finn Schauer
United Kingdom

brilliant very informative and touching

Reply Jan 28th, 2009
concerned entity
United States

People slaughtering people...seems it never will end. And that silly, evil religion -- Popes, cathedrals, churches, rosaries and "whathaveyou" junk --stands by stupidly appraising the damage they have done. What a cruel joke on humanity.

Reply Dec 24th, 2008
United Kingdom

awsome

Reply Dec 11th, 2008
Krista =]
United States

It gave me about 2 facts of what I was looking for, but that's okay I need as much as I can get! Thanks!

Reply Mar 29th, 2008
DrNightShade
United States

Its a shame that so many should be so rude when someone spends so much time to bring you info on a time that was so hurting to so many good people who had to die !

Reply Feb 28th, 2008
mr. mexican
United States

thanks for the info, ill be very useful on my reasarch project, i give u guys crdit!!

Reply Feb 22nd, 2008
niqua01
United States

they went through alot. i feel so bad for them.i hope we dont go throught that what they have been therough!!!!

Reply Feb 20th, 2008
jackie
United States

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Reply Feb 8th, 2008
aaron
United States

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Reply Jan 22nd, 2008
Alaw Pugh
United Kingdom

The Story is interesting but sad!!!

Reply Jan 16th, 2008
Allysha Murphy
Canada

do u think this could happen in the world again ???

Reply Jan 10th, 2008
Hope
United States

it wasn't what i was looking for but i got something out of it.

Reply Dec 16th, 2007
Mia
United States

It was great info for my project.. But it could've been a little more descriptive about the overall ghetto!!

Reply Dec 16th, 2007
gibby
United Kingdom

thanks for the info it was great for ma history test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Reply Nov 22nd, 2007
duck.fla
Norway

Great, thanks! Just what I needed for my project! Information about this seems to be hard to find elsewhere. join the cc

Reply Nov 20th, 2007
Kayla
United States

Thanks...But this really didn't help me at all! There was not enough information about the OVERALL ghetto!

Reply Nov 10th, 2007
molly
United States

helped a lot with my project yeaa for me :D

Reply Oct 27th, 2007
Random Guy 101
United States

good info for projects

Reply Oct 2nd, 2007
skljfklsjfkl;jsd
United States

It was good but not enough info for my project...

Reply Sep 4th, 2007
United Kingdom

good

Reply Jun 26th, 2007
Siwel Dnab
United States

Good info, helped a lot with my history project thanks... (Go Red Sox!)

Reply Jun 4th, 2007
Tatty
United States

It was interesting to learn a little more background on the gas chambers and the Jewish ghettos...this information will help alot on my project...

Reply May 23rd, 2007
United States

this was okay; could've had more information on the highlights of going there today--what you'd see and stuff. thanks anyways it did help a tad :)

Reply May 7th, 2007
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United States

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Reply May 7th, 2007
United States

kool

Reply May 7th, 2007
jhj
United States

thank you for the good information.

Reply May 2nd, 2007
Cindy Vallejo
United States

the information of of the Jewish Ghettos was very helpful thanks to everyone who put htis info

Reply Apr 24th, 2007
hi
United States

great information. helped alot

Reply Apr 22nd, 2007
Dar
United States

Hi, can you add a map of the Warsaw ghetto? Thank you so much for the info. Nice site.

Reply Apr 16th, 2007
okami
United States

This was an interesting thing. It helped some.

Reply Apr 4th, 2007
beky
United States

thaks for the infoo it helped me out alott!!!

Reply Apr 2nd, 2007
treh billings
United States

thanks, helped me out with my WW2 research

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Night
United States

Thanks for the info, Loved it. Helped a lot with my history project

Reply Feb 21st, 2007