Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by Ponury » 16 Apr 2022 16:40

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulica_%C5 ... %A4ude.jpg

This is a photo of the same street, even of the same place, from 1939. It is Swietokrzyska Street. Was this street on the border of the ghetto? If not, maybe the ruins on both sides were simply walled up during the war so that people would not enter?

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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by Orlov » 16 Apr 2022 19:05

These were not Ghetto Walls - just "aryan" part of German-occupied Warsaw! The Ghetto was located north and northwest of these photos.
Existed part Warsaw's Ghetto wall:
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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by OpanaPointer » 16 Apr 2022 19:08

I've seen footage of pedestrian bridges over streets so denizens could go from one block to another without "leaving the ghetto".
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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by Orlov » 17 Apr 2022 12:54

OpanaPointer wrote:
16 Apr 2022 19:08
I've seen footage of pedestrian bridges over streets so denizens could go from one block to another without "leaving the ghetto".
Dear OpanaPointer,
These are two different places - not every walls in occupied Warsaw were a ghetto wall. Please remember that the Germans and Austrians from SS/SD and Ordnungspolizei murdered, apart from thousands of Jews in the Shoah, also thousands of Poles during the nearly six years of extermination (obviously not comparable to the genocide of the Jews - although the Slavs were second in the order of extermination in Generalplan Ost).
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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by LAstry » 17 Apr 2022 15:37

Thank you both for making this clear explanation of these walls...!1 :milwink: :milsmile: :thumbsup:

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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by OpanaPointer » 17 Apr 2022 20:26

The narration in "The World at War" is where I got my information. Nobody's perfect so take it with a grain of salt.
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Re: Warsaw ghetto walls Both sides of street?

Post by Orlov » 20 Apr 2022 12:25

No problem OpanaPointer - I know Ost Europa is "terra incognita", just like their inhabitants - even for serious historians like Christopher Brownining.

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