03 kwiecień 2017 by Stacja Uncategorised

Warsaw’s Masada is located in Muranów. It’s in a form of a mound with the tomb of Mordechaj Anielewicz, the young leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the fighting men and women that accompanied him. From here (a former transhipment square near Stawki Street) trains would depart carrying thousands of Jews to the death camp in Treblinka. Today, these places are commemorated mostly by monuments and stones.

Our walk will focus on places connected to the resistance and places that marked the death of the Warsaw Ghetto’s residents. We will learn about the history of its borders and examine where the infamous wall ran. We will try to recall the everyday existence of this enclosed district, and see why there are numerous monuments commemorating events that have nothing to do with Jewish history but are still located in this part of the city.

 

Duration: 120 minutes

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03 kwiecień 2017 by Stacja Uncategorised

The former Northern District, now referred to as Muranów, was home to Warsaw’s Jews. Today, it exists only in literature, in old photographs, and in the memories of its former residents. After the war, the streets and squares have changed their names and courses. Some of them disappeared altogether, later replaced by modern apartment blocks. We will, however, carefully look around and get off the beaten track led by our experienced guide in order to find out that not everything had perished. Traces of old Muranów can still be found on buildings, sidewalks and in basements.

During the walk we will travel 80 years back in time and learn about the former Northern District’s everyday life through people, documents and literature. We'll find out where the "good" and "bad" streets were, recall the most important places, buildings, people associated with pre-war Muranów, and try to look beneath the layer of modern architecture to experience the non-existent images and sounds.

 

Duration: 120 minutes

Architecture ***
Art *****
History ***
Urbanism **

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03 kwiecień 2017 by Stacja Uncategorised

Muranów is the biggest large-format outdoor art gallery in Warsaw. In the last few years many murals have been created in the district’s gateways, courtyards and on its walls. If the current rate continues, Muranów may get ahead of Zaspa in Gdańsk — a neighbourhood with the biggest concentration of murals in Poland at the moment. Unlike Zaspa, due to its complicated and difficult history, Muranów has murals that hold both aesthetic and educational qualities. Since 2010, street artists have created a new historical narrative with local murals dedicated inter alia to architect Bohdan Lachert,as well as Ludwik Zamenhof, Janusz Korczak and Marek Edelman. 

The walk follows a route of Muranów’s most famous murals, explaining their themes, revealing the stories behind their origins and the artists’ profiles. During the walk, we’ll look closely at each individual work and compare it to other large-format painting in Poland throughout history. We will also find out why Marek Edelman’s mural changed its original location, which mural got to have its own anthem, and what do Master Yoda and Clint Eastwood have in common with the Esperanto language. We'll also reflect on why murals have become such a phenomenon in the last decade, and look at the causes of their popularity, controversy and the dilemmas they still evoke.

 

Duration: 120 minutes

Architecture ***
Art *****
History ***
Urbanism **

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03 kwiecień 2017 by Stacja Uncategorised

Nowolipki Street is a place where the interpenetration of different historical periods and layers of Muranów’s everyday life are still most visible. Are there buildings that survived the war? How is the tragic fate of the people who lived here commemorated? What was erased and what was left during the reconstruction works, and what were the reasons for those decisions? These and other questions will be answered during our walk around Nowolipki. We will visit the house where the Germans set up their command post while clearing the Warsaw Ghetto. We'll stop by the area where 70 years ago The Ringelblum Archive had been discovered, then included in the UNESCO World Heritage list along with Chopin’s music sheets and Copernicus’ works. We’ll also take you to two nearby churches, which survived the war. One of them changed its location, which was one of the most complex engineering projects in the history of the 20th-century Warsaw. The other one, reportedly, witnessed a miracle.

 

Duration: 120 minutes 

Architecture ***
Art *****
History ***
Urbanism **

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03 kwiecień 2017 by Stacja Uncategorised

"The masses will enter the city centre" said the sign above the gate leading into Muranów, in front of which new residents received keys to their new apartments granted by the authorities. Not only was Muranów supposed to be a settlement-monument to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto, as its architect wanted, but also the first and the biggest housing estate for the working class in Warsaw’s city centre. Its architectural aim was to contrast the pre-war densely populated streets of the Northern District.

During the walk, we will tell you about the rivalry of work and competition between Muranów and another massive social-realist construction site of the time in Poland, i.e. Nowa Huta in Krakow. We'll find out who was breaking records in productivity and who won the “rationalization races”. We will learn about the heroes from propaganda literature, namely construction workers and engineers, we will analyse the mythology behind the “hero-worker” and socialist women workers, take a close look at the first residents, and go back to the pioneer times of Muranów captured in literature and film.

 

Duration: 120 minutes

Architecture ***
Art *****
History ***
Urbanism **

Language: Polish, English

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