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Jewish Ghetto, Warsaw

Poland's insider take:

This part of Warsaw was depicted with unsettling clarity by Roman Polanski in his Oscar-winning film The Pianist, in which the piano-playing hero, Wladyslaw Szpilman, survived this ghetto. There is no sign of the actual houses, but on Umschlagplatz (the name the Nazis gave meaning "deportation point"), where 300,000 Jews were loaded onto cattle cars bound for Treblinka, there's a memorial designed to resemble an open railcar.

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