Walking in the footsteps of the Righteous in Warsaw
Where did Jews hide in Warsaw during the War? How many hideouts have been preserved until today? Perhaps you pass them by on a daily basis? Take your students on an educational walk around the city.
Sprawiedliwi na Woli
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.
Sprawiedliwi na Ochocie
Residential development was in progress in Ochota in the interwar period. Cooperatives of clerks, bankers, teachers, architects and artists were being established.
Sprawiedliwi na Mokotowie
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.
Sprawiedliwi na Powiślu
Warsaw was once in a very close symbiosis with the Wisła River. Shipping and industry flourished on the left bank.
Sprawiedliwi na Grochowie
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.
Sprawiedliwi na Saskiej Kępie
Saska Kępa, similarly to other right-bank districts of Warsaw, has to a large extent retained its pre-World War II urban character.
Sprawiedliwi na Pradze
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.
Sprawiedliwi w Śródmieściu
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.
Sprawiedliwi na Żoliborzu
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.