Warsaw and the Oppression of Poland's Past

Poland is a cultural landscape of past and present. The most alarming signs of the recent past are most evident in it’s capital city Warsaw. Smack in the middle of the center city is the palace of Culture and Science, a monstrosity of a building given to the Polish people by the benevolent Stalin.

Palace of Science and Culture
Palace of Science and Culture

Another homage to that time is the Warsaw Rising Museum, a beautiful assortment of videos, pictures and artifacts showing the uprising to the Nazi occupation of Warsaw in 1944. A MUST SEE for any Warsaw visitor.

mpw-eng-2006-redWarsaw also had one of the largest Jewish ghetto’s in all of Europe and little evidence of that remains, except the map of the original ghetto walls and 1 slab of wall. I believe you can find this last remaining wall hidden within a courtyard of an apartment building. All major guidebooks tell you how to locate it. If you look closely at the picture, you can see the Science and Culture Bldg in background.

Original Jewish Ghetto Wall
Original Jewish Ghetto Wall
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