The Warsaw Ghetto wall

Last remaining section of Warsaw Ghetto wall

To create the Warsaw Ghetto, the Germans built 11 miles of brick walls around the Jewish quarter; this area was then closed to outsiders on November 15, 1940. The wall was torn down in 1943 when the Ghetto was liquidated. Today there is only one short section of the original wall remaining; this section was outside the Ghetto when the original Ghetto became a smaller area after most of the Jews had been deported.

The photo above shows this remaining section of the wall, which is about 10 feet high. According to my tour guide, parts of the wall which connected two buildings, such as this section, were built higher than the rest of the wall, which was mostly lower than 10 feet. On the wall is a map showing the area of the Ghetto. The courtyard in front of the wall is located at ul. Zlota 62. (Some guidebooks says the address is Number 60 Zlota Street.)

The photo below shows a closeup of the map of the Warsaw Ghetto. The map shows the Ghetto divided into two parts. The top section, on the northern border, is where the Umschlagplatz and Mila 18 were located. The bottom section is where the Nozyk Synagogue, the only one that survived, still stands today.

Map of Warsaw Ghetto on remaining section of wall

The photo below shows the view of the little courtyard, looking from the wall toward the gate. The row of large bricks along the path extend from where the remaining section of the wall ends. This marks the spot where the Ghetto wall used to be.

Edge of path marks where Ghetto wall once stood

The photo below shows a close-up of the stones which mark the former location of the wall. The inscription says "Tu byl mur getta." which in English means "Here was the wall of the ghetto."

This means in English "Here was the wall of the Ghetto."

Nozyk Synagogue

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Ghetto Heroes

Mila 18

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