Ghetto Hero’s Square in Podgorze

In Podgorze, the former Jewish Ghetto, you will find two memorials to the Jewish people who were forced to move here during the Holocaust.  The first is called Ghetto Hero’s Square, or Plac Bohaterów Getta in Polish.  It is a square filled with sculptures of empty chairs, symbolic of the furniture the Jews had to carry with them from their homes to the ghetto.  And nearby you can find the only remaining piece of the wall built around the ghetto, notice how the shape of the top resembles gravestones, foreshadowing the future of the members of this community, as they waited in the ghettos to be sent to extermination camps.

To get to the square, walk over the Bernatka Bridge from Kazimierz to Podgorze and follow a map, or take tram 3 or 19 to the stop Plac Bohaterow Getta.

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