Thursday, March 31, 2016

Museum Polin: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JANUSZ KORCZAK? I just did the first 4 small footsteps and found 5 big mistakes!

4 steps and 5 mistakes

1/4 - It is not the building 16 Sienna/9 Śliska str. but Bershon and Bauman hospital at 60 Sienna str. (Szpital Dziecięcy Bershonów i Baumanów).

2/4 - 20 Chłodna str. The house was built in 1913 was from the middle of December 1941 the residence of Adam Czerniaków. Czerniaków, an engineer by profession was the head of the Judenrat (the Jewish administration responsible for implementing Nazi orders in the Ghetto). Troubled by German orders to oversee great deportations (Summer 1942) to Treblinka death camp, Czerniaków choose suicide rather than comply. The building at 20 Chłodna str. is a smashing piece of art nouveau Warsaw. There are much better pictures of Czerniaków and also photographs of the building 20 Chłodna str. that survived WWII.

3/4 - Here, however, it is Biała street and the Court Building at the Ogrodowa street. Mentioned, Chłodna street is behind to the left of the photographer that stands at Elektoralna street..

4/4 - It is not Biała street (see above) but the Court Building at the Leszno entrance.

1/4 - Again! The building is 16 Sienna/9 Śliska str. Not Bershon and Bauman hospital at 60 Sienna str. (Szpital Dziecięcy Bershonów i Baumanów). The picture is from my blog. I found it in Przeglad Techniczny, nr. 50-52, pages. 513-514, year 1914 .

Karmelicka Street. Traffic in Karmelicka Street consisted of ghetto trams, rickshaws and German cars transporting prisoners according to Polin.  
However, I can just see children at the sidewalk and the main story inside "Karmelicka Street" is about CATHOLICS IN THE GHETTO

Polin writes: According to a German decree, even Jews who converted to Catholicism or Catholics with Jewish parents or grandparents were required to move into the ghetto. There were two churches for them in the district: the All Saints Church in Grzybowski Square and the Church of the Virgin Mary in Leszno Street. There were not many Catholic Jews in the ghetto. 

The All Saints Church at Grzybowski Square is related to Korczak and Korczaks children, see red typed letter above. Therefore, I wonder why Museum Polin is not making the church as orange point on the map?