Jewish heritage

image024You can spend the whole day in Warsaw, visiting the places where before the last war one third of the city population was Jewish. Their last and the most tragic traces come from WWII – Ghetto area, Umschlagplatz, Rappaport Monument, Jewish Cemetery (still operating) and Nozyk Synagogue (the only one, functioning in Warsaw). You can also visit Jewish Historical Institute and recently opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Krakow is the town where former Jewish quarter (Kazimierz) has been saved and preserved. Many Jewish restaurants, hotels and old houses create the atmosphere long forgotten in other places.

All concentration and extermination camps, where Jews were murdered by Nazis, can be visited – Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Treblinka, Belzec.

auschwitzPractically all the towns and townlets in Poland, former Jewish shtetls, can be visited if they are connected with your family roots. And in spite of cruelty of the history you will still find many traces left by Jews, living in Poland for centuries.

You will find and visit all these places – once you go there with Renata – your guide.