Scieżka turystyczna po Warszawskiej Pradze
Scieżka turystyczna po Warszawskiej Pradze

Why Zabinski Villa?

A highlight in the occupation history of Zabinski Villa- in which cellars found shelter dozens of Jewish refugees from the Warsaw Ghetto – is a musical element, which is a bridge between the themes of “The Pianist Route” and the legacy of the Villa. While in the home of the Zabinski family fugitives were hidden, the piano from the living room became a kind of warning tool. In situations of imminent danger Ms Zabinski began to play music, the choice of which transmitted certain information. Music warned of danger or informed that it is safe to leave the shelter. Back then there was no shortage of threats, as in time of war abandoned garden was open only for the Germans, who were willingly visiting the place. For their heroism Zabinski family was honored in 1965 by the Yad Vashem with title “Righteous Among the Nations”.

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