Do you know that before the World War II Warsaw was one of the largest centres of Jewish culture in Europe? Jewish traditions were evident at every step from everyday life to architecture, art and literature. Discover the colourful world of Polish Jews and learn about their history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
ul. Anielewicza 6
Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
ul. Okopowa 49/51
Jewish Historical Institute
ul. Tłomackie 3/5
ul. Twarda 6
ul. Sienna 55, entry from Złota 62
ul. Ratuszowa 1/3
The Pilecki Institute – Called by Name
The permanent exhibition “Called by Name” presents the fate of Poles who helped Jews during the Second World War, paying the highest price for it. Here you will learn about ordinary people who, when faced with dramatic choices, acted with courage, generosity and solidarity. Here, each has their own story told in the context of family and local community. Look out for archival documents and photographs, objects belonging to those commemorated, and listen to interviews with their families. To better understand the circumstances under which they helped, read about the terror machine to which the people of occupied Poland were subjected.
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 11
Called by Name
Jewish Cemetery in Bródno
Walk along the main avenue and you will see sections with sandstone tombstones and plates in front of them. On the sides there are enormous steel baskets filled with pieces of broken matzevot, or Jewish tombstone, brought from various places in Warsaw. Set in a circle at the end of the alley along with the tombstones, they form a symbolic mausoleum in honour of the thousands of dead buried here.
ul. św. Wincentego 15