Pawiak Prison Museum
Pawiak Prison dates from the 19th century and was originally built to incarcerate enemies of the Russian tsar. During WWII it was used...
This moving monument marks the site of the umschlagplatz, the railway terminus from which Warsaw’s Jews were transported to Treblinka....
Museum of the History of Polish Jews
When this museum, long in the works, finally opens its doors sometime in 2012, it will form the centrepiece of the city’s sights...
Old fav’ of the clubbing scene, with a packed dance floor.
Lonely Planet review
It’s a 15-minute walk west along ul Stawki and then south on ul Okopowa to this cemetery. Founded in 1806, it suffered little during the war and still boasts more than 150,000 tombstones, the largest collection of its kind in Europe. A notice near the entrance lists the graves of many eminent Polish Jews, including Ludwik Zamenhof, creator of the international artificial language Esperanto. Look also for the tomb of Ber Sonnenberg (1764–1822), one of Europe’s finest funerary monuments; take the first paved path on the left beyond the ticket office and when you arrive at a junction on your right, look left: it’s the roofed structure over by the wall.