Umschlagplatz, Warsaw

Umschlagplatz, Warsaw

The tragic history of Polish Jews who perished during the Holocaust is shared at the Umschlagplatz Monument. Umschlagplatz, a German word meaning "collection point," is the location where Jews from Warsaw were held to be taken to Nazi death camps.

Visitors to Warsaw can observe the Umschlagplatz Monument at the end of the Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle. It is engraved with the 448 most popular Jewish names, which are meant to represent the Jews who were sent to Treblinka, and then murdered at the hands of Nazis. The Umschlagplatz Monument honors their memories with its design, which represents the colors of Jewish ritual robes.

The monument was completed in 1988 and unveiled on the 45th anniversary of the beginning of the Ghetto Uprising. It includes two inscriptions that commemorate the lives lost and include a verse from the Book of Job in Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish.

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Sight Name: Umschlagplatz
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland (See walking tours in Warsaw)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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