Próżna Street

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Próżna Street viewed from Grzybowski Square (2016)

Ulica Próżna (lit. Empty Street) is a historical street in Warsaw, Poland. It is the only former Warsaw Ghetto street still featuring as many as four tenement houses.[1]

The street is one of the few fragments of "Jewish Warsaw" in which the climate of the old Jewish quarter is revived during the Festival of Jewish Culture – Singer’s Warsaw. The festival has been held annually every September in Próżna Street and Grzybowski Square since 2004.

In 2011−2013 buildings at number 7 and 9 underwent extensive renovations and have become office space. The Austrian Cultural Forum is located on number 7.[2]

The landmark PAST Tower, which was also a symbol of the Polish resistance, is right around the corner of the street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meng, Michael (2011). Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Ruins in Postwar Germany and Poland. pp. 229–230.
  2. ^ http://www.austria.org.pl/NEW/PL/kontakt.php

External links[edit]

Media related to Próżna Street in Warsaw at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°14′11″N 21°00′19″E / 52.2365°N 21.0054°E / 52.2365; 21.0054