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Warsaw Jewish Ghetto (Getto Zydowskie)

The Warsaw Jewish Ghetto - or Getto Zydowskie - is considered to be one of the most haunting and historically poignant places to visit in all of Poland, and for good reason. Before World War II, there were over 400,000 Jews living in Warsaw, and by 1942, all members of the Jewish community were forced into the German-constructed ghetto, demarcated by a 10-foot-high (3-meter high) wall circling around a specified sector of the Jewish district. 

In addition to being the restrained living quarters of the Jewish community during the Nazi occupation, the Jewish Ghetto was also the place from which thousands of men, women, and children were dispatched to the Treblinka Concentration camp in the summer of 1942, which, in turn, led to the Ghetto Uprising. 

While the majority of the wall was destroyed in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, three sections still stand and are not to be missed. Other important places to visit include the Monument of the Killed and Murdered in the East, the Warsaw Uprising Monument, the Umschlagplatz Monument, and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, which marks the center of the ghetto. 

Practical Info

The Jewish Ghetto was constructed between ul. Towarowa, ul. Okopowa, ul. Slominskiego, ul. Gen. Andersa, ul. Swietokrzyska, and Jana Pawla II Avenue, with the center being designated by the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. 

For more historical and touristic information, visit the Jewish Historical Institute Gallery, which was built on the site of the Great Synagogue, destroyed in the Ghetto Uprising. 

If you're taking public transportation, take the 1, 22, or 27 tram to the Cm. Zydowski stop, which leaves you off on Okopowa. 

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Warsaw Walking Tour

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Discover Warsaw’s history and sights on a 3-hour private walking tour, led by a friendly local guide. The must-do tour takes in the city’s pristine Old Town, ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.59

Private Tour: Warsaw's Jewish Heritage by Retro Fiat

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Trace the story of Warsaw’s Jewish community on this 4-hour private tour, by chauffeured vintage Fiat 125p. With insightful running commentary from your ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.07

Jewish Warsaw Bike Tour

There are not many traces of the former Jewish district left in Warsaw – except for old maps, pieces of the ghetto walls here and there, several streets – but ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.64

Krakow Mounds Tour

quipped with binoculars and guided by our professional tour guide you will see all the important parts of the city. First Nowa Huta (the communist district), ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.66

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