Spring in Warsaw: flowers and their secrets 

A stop on top of the University of Warsaw Library to pick some grapes in autumn or a quest for daffodils in April, especially near the Heroes of the Ghetto Memorial. Carefully groomed gardens and flower meadows. My home city is a dream destination for gardeners and green urbanscape enthusiasts. The spectacle of nature has…

Praga and its Jewish heritage

The original hideout where a Righteous Among the Nations family was hiding Jews during WWII, two prayer halls and a glimpse of a pre-war city. The stories and architecture of the eastern part of Warsaw inspired Hollywood directors and local street art artists. For years Praga in Warsaw (the district on the eastern bank of…

War/saw: Warsaw and WWII

Are you interested in the city’s complex and heroic past? Would you like to find some traces of the WWII in Warsaw? It is possible even if you have just 3-4 hours to spare for a city walk and you prefer to stay in the city centre.     You can start your walk in…

Jukebox, Jewkbox! Music in Polin Museum

Warsaw and all kinds of music: classic, pop, folk, dance, indie rock – all that in one exhibition and with a Jewish twist. Here are some photos from a special meeting for the Polin Museum guides… “Only the empty sleeves” -Hanno Loewy, the curator of the exhibition, has informed us, just at the entrance. So,…

Jewish heritage in the city centre

Before the WWII Warsaw was practically a bicultural city, as the Jewish community was so large and active, both culturally and socially. The war changed the city on an unprecedented and drastic scale, but there are still some traces of the pre-war heritage you can visit. What can you see in 6 hours? An itinerary…

Treblinka

Treblinka II was a Nazi German extermination camp established in summer of 1942. It existed for over a year – in late summer of 1943 the camp buildings were completely destroyed and the ground was turned into a farmland.  Planning your trip there? This is what you should expect. Firstly, during WWII there were two…