Thursday, September 5: Warsaw Ghetto

Updated: Jan 21

Outside the Polin Museum of Jewish History and the memorial to the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto

There's not much to see of what was once the Warsaw Ghetto. Our tour focused mainly on the uprising of April 19, 1943 to May 16, 1943 and the monuments that commemorate it.

A portion of the wall that encircled the ghetto is all that remains of the ghetto.

The son of Majer Suknik and Cesia Lament, Yitszak (aka Icchok Suknik), who fought in the resistance as a member of the Jewish Combat Organization (ZOB), commanded by Mordechai Anielewicz, appears in the list of fighters at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was designed by Leon Suzin and sculpted by Nathan Rapoport in 1948.

We moved on to Mila 18, the location of the bunker that served as the headquarters of the ZOB.

We also went the Nozyk synagogue, which had been desecrated by the Nazis in 1940. A group of Satmar hassidim were holding a service when we visited.

After lunch, we said goodbye to our guide, Tomasz, who had so capably navigated us through the corridors of Jewish history and remembrance.


Monday: The first day

Monday: Auschwitz-Birkenau

Monday: Auschwitz-Birkenau (continued)

Tuesday: Chmielnik

Tuesday: DSS HQ

Wednesday: Lodz Ghetto

Friday: Warsaw, Okopowa cemetery

Friday: Polin Museum

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(Culled from statements by Tomasz: from Gabrielle). The Jews arrived in Poland over 900 years ago, fleeing persecution, primarily from Prague. As they were skilled in commerce and trade, they served a