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Warsaw Guide
Ewa Bratosiewicz, A Government Licensed Guide
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JEWISH HERITAGE AND HOLOCAUST TOURS 

 
 

Just before the WW2 Poland was home of 3.5 million of Jews which represented some 10 % of the total population of the country. The Holocaust took place mainly in Polish Nazi occupied area and resulted in extermination of almost entire Jewish minority. Memorial sites of the Jewish heritage and Holocaust places can be visited through out the country, including the heroic Warsaw ghetto - the biggest in Nazi occupied Europe and the first one to resist during Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943....

The Warsaw Jewish ghetto tour
Time: 4-6 hours including driving time
Participants: 1-4 persons
Type: walking and car tour
Cost:
1-4 hours: 140 Euro per tour
each additional hour - 35 Euro
Price includes: guiding service, tax, car transportation for up to 4 pax, parking fees
Additional costs: Entrance fees: Jewish Historical Institute (2.5 Euro), synagogue (1.5 Euro), Jewish cemetery (2 Euro)

In Warsaw ghetto, divided into 2 sections (the Small Ghetto at the southern end and the Large Ghetto on the north) 450,000 Jews were forced to live in very crowded conditions. By the time of deportations to the extermination camps, about 100,000 residents of the Ghetto had died of starvation or disease. After the 1943 Uprising the ruins of the Ghetto were levelled, and a new residential district was built right on top of them, making the new buildings one level higher than the pre-war buildings had been.

ROUTE: ghetto area (remains of ghetto walls, synagogue, monuments and historical sites), Jewish cemetery, Jewish Historical Institute (exhibition and film)

Warsaw Jewish Heritage tour
Time: 4-5 hours including driving time
Participants: 1-4 persons
Type: walking and car tour
Cost:
1-4 hours: 140 Euro per tour
each additional hour - 35 Euro
Price includes: guiding service, tax, car transportation for up to 4 pax, parking fees
Additional costs: Entrance fees: synagogue (1.5 Euro), Jewish cemetery (2 Euro)

Warsaw Jews have disappeared irretrievably, their Warsaw was destroyed. Singer still had the images of people and places from before the Holocaust before his eyes. All that is left for us are a few fragile material traces, inscriptions, documents and testimonies - the legacy of surviving memory. But they are still here, although difficult to find....

ROUTE: See the city that does not exist any more, places where Singer lived, famous rabbies and other noble personalities of Warsaw, former 'Nalewki district', Praga district with Jewish buildings, old cemetery, praying houses, mykvah, traces of mezuzah, the synagogue...

Jewish Holocaust - Treblinka Death Camp
Time: 5-6 hours including driving time
Participants: 1-4 persons
Cost: 260 Euro per tour
Price includes: guiding service, tax, car transportation up to 4 pax, parking fees
Additional costs: Treblinka museum exhibition entrance fee (1.1 Euro per person)

Treblinka, established in 1941 as a forced labor camp for Poles is located 100 km northeast of Warsaw. Within a year a second camp was built which became a symbol of the extermination of the central European Jews. Opened on July 23, 1942, as the Warsaw ghetto deportation began it resulted in total 850 thousand victims. Handled with the utmost of secrecy, surrounded by two barbed wire fences was a scene of organized revolt of Jewish prisoners in August 1943, after which was liquidated in October 1943. Today a symbolic memorial monument and 17 thousand stones mark the site of Jewish tragedy...

Jewish Holocaust - Tykocin shtetl and Treblinka Death Camp
Time: 8-9 hours including driving time
Participants: 1-4 persons
Cost: 380 Euro per tour
Price includes: guiding service, tax, car transportation up to 4 pax, parking fees
Additional costs: Tykocin Synagogue entrance fee (3 Euro per person), optional - Treblinka museum exhibition entrance fee (1.1 Euro per person), lunch (optional)
 

Tykocin was once an important trade centre owned by Polish kings, by 1800 became a typical Jewish shtetl, the population was 70% Jewish. Before WW2, the village had 5,000 inhabitants, half of them Jewish. All of the 2,500 Jewish residents of Tykocin were taken to the nearby Lopuchowo forest and shot by the Nazis in the Summer of 1941. Today Tykocin looks the same as it did before WW2 - you can still see Jewish wooden houses, one of the finest synagogues in Poland built in 1642 (now museum) and admire the perfect harmony of both Christian and Jewish architecture. On the way back visit to Treblinka Extermination camp memorial (optional)

ROUTE: the tour starts in Warsaw with car transfer to Tykocin and Lopuchowo (extermination site) - ca 170 km north-east of Warsaw. Lunch in Tykocin restaurant possible (not included in the tour fee). On the way back visit to Treblinka Extermination Camp memorial site possible (optional), visit to the Holocaust place (including memorial in the forest and exhibition / museum). Return to Warsaw.







 
  
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