Hanna and Gabriel Rechowicz House

Behind this house during WWII, Irena Sendler hid glass jars with the names of Jewish children she rescued from the Warsaw Ghetto.

After the war the house belonged to the artist couple Hanna and Gabriel Rechowicz who decorated its façade with a mosaic made of stones found in the Vistula river. Many of them covered bullet holes from the war. During communism their home was the mecca of Warsaw boheme.

Most of their work is gone. They decorated the interior of Supersam (a grocery store) – which was an architectural masterpiece from the 1960s taken down in 2006, despite the protests of local activists.

Address: Lekarska 9 Street

 

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