Umschlagplatz Square and Monument in Warsaw

 

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Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
Umschlagplatz Square is the site where the former railway was siding on Dzika Street. From here around 300,000 Jews from Warsaw Ghetto and elsewhere were loaded onto cattle trucks and dispatched to almost certain death in the extermination camps, mainly to Auschwitz and Treblinka.


The monument which stands here today is called the Monument to the Three Hundred. It is a simple monument comprising a white marble wall covered with names, it symbolizes the Wailing Wall and that wall which once surrounded the Ghetto, separating Jews from the regular life of the city. Monument was unveiled in 1988 and made by architect Hanna Szmalenberg and the sculptor Wladyslaw Klamerus.



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