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BEYOND UMSCHLAGPLATZ: AREA AND BUILDINGS

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  1. Maksym Chornyi

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    BEYOND UMSCHLAGPLATZ: AREA AND BUILDINGS

    I have journeyed to Warsaw in April 2019 and has researched and collected a series of upcoming articles, closely connected with the WW2 and the Holocaust. The fist among the extensively detailed and volumed materials I would like to share is devoted to the infamous ‘UMSCHLAGPLATZ’. The emphasis is made on the history of the surrounding area before, within and after the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto. It took me more than a month to research the data and to put it together with the archive photos and my own one from the site, along with the map.


    As always, I would be grateful for your feedback. Please leave comments, ask questions, corrections, share with the others (Facebook used to ban me from posting groups since January).


    link to the article: Beyond UMSCHLAGPLATZ in Warsaw: Sites and buildings

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  2. Class of '42

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    I have to say you have done quite an extensive project in your travels and research about Warsaw during and after the war. My late father had some relatives living in Poland just prior to the war and he even received a photo of them celebrating a wedding I believe in Kraków, this was around 1938 or perhaps '39..that was the last time he heard from them. Right after the war he wanted to travel back to Poland to find out what happened to them..but he would of been arrested by the Russians most likely..keep us informed on more insights on your research...each photo speaks volumes.
     
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    I would agree. It seems you have done extensive amount of research and it shows. I especially found the overhead with the sliding views of the city very interesting. Congratulations on your work.
     
  4. Maksym Chornyi

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    Thank you for reading. I am now on my way of writing an article on Wladyslaw Szpilman, his hiding places in Warsaw. This series would also include filming locations of the 'Pianist' movie and Hitler's visit to the occupied Warsaw. You may also go to the main page and find 6 materials from my 2018 Krakow trip: Plaszow camp, Krakow ghetto, Oskar Schindler's factory, 'Schindler's list' filming locations, Sites around Birkenau and sites around Auschwitz 1. I would appreciate your presence on the blog in the future and your feedback. My work is not commercial and I give the largest value to the comments of people.
     
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    Thank you. I had an idea to combine the photos back/now since 2017 and made it technically possible quite recently. I know, that my comparison is not precise, you can see some millimeters of differences. At the same time, there is an issue with the shots themselves, Google (satellite) and aerial photos (from planes) can not be purely identical.
     

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