Walking in the footsteps of the Righteous in Warsaw

Where did Jews hide during the war? How many hideouts have been preserved until today? Perhaps you pass them by on a daily basis? You can visit these locations virtually at home, or while on a walk in the city.

The Righteous in Wola

Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, there were over 800 plants producing cars, railway carriages, wallpapers, textiles and more in the Wola district.

The Righteous in Ochota

Residential development was in progress in Ochota in the interwar period. Cooperatives of clerks, bankers, teachers, architects and artists were being established.

The Righteous in Mokotów

In 1939, over 89 thousand people resided in Mokotów. Following the German occupation of Warsaw, numerous Reichdeutschen and Volksdeutschen (Germans, people of German origin and collaborators) settled there.

The Righteous in Powiśle

Warsaw was once in a very close symbiosis with the Wisła River. Shipping and industry flourished on the left bank.

The Righteous in Grochów

At the turn of the 20th century, Grochów belonged to the Wawer borough and was a dynamically developing industrial settlement. Local residents were employed, for example, in fat processing plants.

The Righteous in Saska Kępa

Saska Kępa, similarly to other right-bank districts of Warsaw, has to a large extent retained its pre-World War II urban character.

The Righteous in Praga

There was a time when Poles, Jews and Russians resided side by side in the Praga district of Warsaw. The area was a site of numerous markets.

The Righteous in Śródmieście

Midtown tenement buildings preserved until today were built at the turn of the 20th century. In the interwar period, the district boasted a distinctly big-city character and elegance.

The Righteous in Żoliborz

The beautiful bank – jolie bord in French – enchanted the Piarist Order in the 18th century. The name of their seat, located on the Wisła River embankment, was adopted as a name of the whole district.