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Warsaw ghetto manhole cover

Object | Accession Number: 1990.293.1 a

This kind of sewer manhole cover, originating from the neighborhood of Mila Street, is typical for the center of Warsaw, former location of the ghetto. The sewers were used as both a means of escape and as a covert transportation for the resistance. During the Warsaw uprising of 1944, Jewish survivors of the ghetto who were in hiding on the "Aryan side" served as guides through the sewers for Polish underground fighters.

Date
approximately 1900-1925  (manufacture)
Geography
use : Warsaw (Poland)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Equipment
Object Type
Manhole covers (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Warsaw City Authority
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:28
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