Looking for the street in Warsaw #warsaw #general

Christine Lassiege

Hi everyone

I am looking for a street in Warsaw where my Great grand parents lived in 1929, I don’t find it with google maps: 

                     73 Gendha Street. 

Perhaps this is misspelled 



Thanks a lot for your help.

Christine Lassiège (From France)

Frank Szmulowicz

The list of modern streets in Warsaw that start with "Ge" are
Gersona (first name Wojciech, I believe)
Unfortunately, it is a cold trail.
The word in the parentheses starts with a V, a letter that does not exist in the Polish alphabet. One is tempted to say Varsovie, but I do not see a letter-by-letter correspondence. Perhaps, someone can read it better.

Harvey Kaplan

I would have thought that many streets in Warsaw were flattened during the war and not necessarily rebuilt.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

There is a Warsaw city map from 1938 that claims to have all the streets listed. https://polona.pl/item/plan-wielkiej-warszawy-z-wymienieniem-wszystkich-ulic-miasta,MzU2NDQ1NA/0/#info:metadata
On its reverse side the street names are given.
I strongly suspect that it is Ulica Gęsia. Since the name of the street was pronounced differently than it was written, spelling errors are of course bound to occur. The street was in a Jewish neighborhood - in Muranow. The street does not exist today under its old name. Partly it forms today the Ulica Mordechaja Anielewicza . There is also the new POLIN Museum (Museum of the History of Polish Jews). 

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw

Rose Feldman

Those streets that were rebuilt weren't always in the exact same place. They may be a bit off. That is why they say you can only really know where it was by the sewers.  

Rose Feldman

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  


I believe it was Gęsia street (ulica) which was located near the Jewish cemetery. The street’s name, as well as the city’s name were misspelled (most likely by a foreigner). 

Dr. Joanna Zimmerman 


The whole of the Jewish section of Warsaw was flattened and obliterated after the Warsaw uprising. Photos at the Polin Museum show the thorough destruction of this area. My mother and her family lived on Ul. Pavia which was one very long street. When I visited Warsaw in 2018 I found that Ul. Pavia was rebuilt to include crossroads and possibly with houses renumbered. 

Geoff Ackerman 

Christine Lassiege

Thanks, a lot for your answers (and for the map).


It is an extract of an administrative document which has been fulfilled by an official to whom my grandfather gave the answers.

The French official wrote as he understood. The word in parentheses is Varsovie – Warsaw in French.  it is probably Ulica Gęsia as  Ruth Leiserowitz and Joanna Zimmerman suggest it.

Christine Lassiège (France)

Peter Lobbenberg

Hi Christine

You don't give your great-grandparents' name, but have you looked for them in the Warsaw address book?  The 1930 edition (which would have gone to press in 1929) is here: https://polona.pl/item/ksiazka-informacyjno-adresowa-cala-warszawa-1930,NTU5MzI5/3/#info:metadata

Best wishes
Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK