When visiting Warsaw I had a flat not too far away from the central train station, which is about 20-30 minutes walk from the old center of Warsaw. Turns out that on that route there’s the old Nożyk Jewish synagogue which somehow managed to survive the second world war. It dates back the the end of the 19th century, has recently been restored, and is still active today. You can go in and visit, and there’s also a kosher market downstairs. Might be interesting to those who take an interest in Jewish history, especially the tragic one of the Polish Jews.
Let’s go in and have a look…
I didn’t spend much time visiting the Holocaust sites in Warsaw, but there are quite a few. A short walk from my accommodation was the old Jewish Ghetto and you can still see part of the wall that used to surround and isolate the Ghetto kept as a memorial. Although there really isn’t much to see, to others like me who came there this seemed to be a powerful experience. I guess it has something to do with the contrast between what one would imagine horrible Ghetto life must have been to the very tranquil causal life of the Polish living there at the moment, possibly unaware of what this area used to be.
Much more to see about Jewish life in Warsaw, if it’s of interest to you. The Jewish community of Warsaw maintains a webpage with some more information.