08 - Preserved wall of ghetto

On October 2, 1940, by the decision of the Nazi occupation authorities, a ghetto was established in the northern district. According to the order, all Jews living in Warsaw were moved to the ghetto area. In November of the same year, the Jewish quarter was completely separated from the rest of the city by a three-meter wall with wire. The ghetto was divided into small and large ones. The border was Chłodna Street with a footbridge over it. The living conditions in the ghetto were very difficult, many people were starving. Fortunately, the Jews could count on the support of Poles who, risking their lives, delivered food to the ghetto. Emanuel Ringelbum, staying in the ghetto, describes the heroism of Poles in his notes.

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