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70 rocznica powstania w Getcie Warszawskim
Commemoration of the 70th anniversary
Commemoration of the 70th anniversary

Ceremony to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Honorary Patron – the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski

18 April at  8 p.m., Teatr Wielki [Grand Theatre]
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY ZUBIN MEHTA
Concert to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto
Conductor: ZUBIN MEHTA
Violin: JULIAN RACHLIN
Kantor: YAAKOV LEMMER
Artists of the Jewish Theatre  
Choir of the Teatr Wielki and the National Opera

Concert produced by the Teatr Wielki – National Opera, in association with the Metropolitan City of Warsaw and with funds kindly provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

19 April at 10 a.m.
Ceremony to take place at the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, with the participation of former insurgents, the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, the President of the Metropolitan City of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Poland, members of the Sejm and the Senate, representatives of Jewish communities. After the official part of the ceremony at the Monument, a march will take place to the Monument of the Umschlagplatz,  as is customary every year.

Organiser: The Metropolitan City of Warsaw


19 April – 16 May
Many organisations have been active in contributing to the programme of events marking the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The commemorative events will open on the day before the anniversary of the outbreak of the Uprising and will conclude on 16 May – the day recognised as its symbolic end. It was on that day in 1943 that the Germans blew up the Grand Synagogue on Tłomackie Street and concluded the operation to liquidate the Ghetto.
Most of the events will take place in the Muranów district and in the vicinity of the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, and some of these will be held in the newly-opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which will begin its operations in the venue at this symbolic time and will welcome its first guests. As in previous years, the second important area for the Anniversary celebrations will be Grzybowski Square.
A detailed programme can be found at: http://www.getto.waw.pl/accompanying_projects/lang/en

Organiser: The Metropolitan City of Warsaw
Honorary Patron: The President of the Repubic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski
Organised with support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Partners: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Teatr Wielki – National Opera, Shalom Foundation, Municipal Landscaping Works Company (MPRO)
Sponsors:  Municipal Waterworks and Sewerage Company (MPWiK), Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN), City High Speed Rail (SKM), Warsaw Trams Co. Ltd.

How to get to the Teatr Wielki [Grand Theatre]
Buses:
Bus stop PLAC TEATRALNY: 111, 174, 410
Bus stop PLAC BANKOWY: 107, 171, 227, 410, 520, 422, E-2
Bus stop PLAC PIŁSUDSKIEGO: 175, 195
Bus stop METRO RATUSZ ARSENAŁ: 107, 111, 160, 190, 226, 512
Bus stop PLAC ZAMKOWY: 116, 178, 180, 222, 503
Metro underground: station RATUSZ ARSENAŁ
Trams:
Tram stop METRO RATUSZ ARSENAŁ : 4, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26, 35

How to get to the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
Bus stop Anielewicza 111, 180
Bus stop Zamenhofa 107
Tram stop Muranów: Trams:  4, 15, 35