2: Map of the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940.
In “Yizkor,” Auerbach mentions a number of specific streets within the Warsaw Ghetto.
Suggested Activity: Find the streets Auerbach mentions on this map. Which ones can you find? Which ones are missing? What does the legend teach you about life in the ghetto? What does this map tell you about the size of the ghetto? Why do you think Auerbach mentions the street names in her essay even though so much of the ghetto had been destroyed in the April 1943 uprising before she wrote her essay?
Source: “Warsaw: Maps,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, accessed July 2, 2019, https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/gallery/warsaw-maps.