Archaeologists have discovered the foundations and basement of a tenement house that was part of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War Two, as well as a number of artefacts from the building. Fragments of the ground floor, basement, and the paving of a courtyard belonging to a large tenement house were discovered last week on what is now Mordechai Anielewicz Street – named after one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The uncovered building has been identified as number 33 Gęsia Street, a street that no longer exists. It is thought to have been built at the turn of the 19th and 20th Phone Number List centuries “It is likely that the tenement house was effectively demolished by the Germans after the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, just like the neighbouring buildings standing on the former Gęsia Street,” Michał Grabowski, head of archaeological works at the site, told news service TVN Warszawa.
Number 33 Gęsia Street was for some time the home of the School of Nursing at the Old Jewish Hospital in Warsaw, which moved to the address from Mariańska Street after the beginning of the Nazi’s systematic deportation of Jewish people from the ghetto to death camps in the summer of 1942. Before the war, Gęsia Street was densely populated and housed many tenement buildings, but during the Nazi German occupation it was fully incorporated into the Warsaw Ghetto in November 1940.