JEWISH UPRISING 1943 TOUR

BACKGROUND:

In April 1943, Jewish insurgents, young people, and children like the youngest militant, Lusiek Błones – a thirteen-year-old boy, decided to say stop to Germany’s policy of annihilation and launched the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.  After the suppression of the resistance, the central and north ghetto was raised to the ground, a shocking view caught in pictures. What was left of the ghetto resembled a desert of debris, nothing more.

In Warsaw, in April 1943, the Jews tried to break the solitude. They believed in the tattered scrap of hope that their hero’s death would appeal to the world’s conscience. In the unequal struggle, throwing bottles filled with gasoline at the enemy, they shouted with all their strength for revenge.

TOUR INFORMATION:

Duration – 5 hours

Language: English

Additional materials: maps, images, photos of old places, statistics, books, tabels with the structure of Jewish institutions between 1939-1943, a list of insurgents from the Uprising of 1943.

I deliver highly professional and specialized guide.

I deal with individual customers as well as organized groups. I work for: traveling organizations, foundations, universities, corporations, embassies, business customers, private customers.

Each customer is served individually and the program is customized to particular needs.

I take you on trips in luxurious cars, mini vans, buses.

PRICE BRACKET:

Up to 5 persons – 150 $

6 – 8 person – 180 $

More than 8 persons – price is negotiated individually.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

As I was writing the book Getto Warszawskie 1943 (Warsaw Ghetto 1943), my awareness of the Jewish Warsaw Uprising was enriched. It is a fascinating, thrilling, real story written by a small group of activists who represented different ideological currents. Nowadays, we can stroll among the streets and new buildings to commemorate these one-of-a-kind fighters and the first uprising of the II WW. We visit the most significant places: Muranowski Square, Bonifraterska Street, Franciszkańska Street, Wałowa Street, Krasiński Square, Zamenhofa, Miła, and Anielewicza. At the intersection of former Nalewki and Gęsia Street, at dawn on 19 April, a section of the Jewish Combat Organization, in fierce fighting, stopped the Germans from entering the ghetto. The next stop is beside the  “bunker” headquarters of the Jewish Combat Organisation at Miła 18. On 8 May 1943, general Stroop, after a long search, discovered the location of this bunker. Anielewicz, Commander of the Jewish Uprising of 1943, and other militants committed suicide as had their ancestors nineteen centuries before in Massada. After this, we see the monument commemorating Szmul Zygielboym, Bund activist, who committed suicide out of despair in London. He accused all the world of silence and inertia when the Holocaust was in full swing. We also touch several “tombs” scattered around Muranów which pay tribute to outstanding persons from the Warsaw Ghetto and other historical sites…

 NOTES:

During this tour, we use materials of different origins. The most basic are maps depicting the ghetto borders but I will also provide you with a list of insurgents. Some of their stories are so incredible that it is hard to believe they are true, but they are.

You’ll find out about the structure of the Jewish Combat Organization, as well as the negotiations with the Home Army. I’ll give you a compact description of the battle, taking into account exciting details and all 3 phases of the uprising. Moreover, you’ll get to know all about the youth movement and other political organisations of the ghetto.