02 - Simmons Passage

The Simons Passage was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It was built by the order of the Berlin merchant Albert Simons. It included a complex of commercial service. In addition to shops, there was also a Jewish sports club, Makabi. The club had numerous sections, including boxing, rowing and football. The club’s pupil Szapsel Rotholc, defeated the representative of Nazi Germany Nikolas Obermauer at the competition in Berlin. The activity of the Makabi club was not limited only to sports, there were numerous art sections and discussion clubs. The Simmons Passage during the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944 was an important point of resistance against the Germans. It was completely destroyed during the air raids and repeatedly fired at and bombed. Unfortunately, the complex was not rebuilt after the war.

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