The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 Setting & Symbolism

Władysław Szpilman
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Cafe Nowoczesna

This is where the author worked as a pianist at the beginning of the war. It was in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto.

Lice

The poverty-stricken people in the ghetto were stricken with this insect and this also carried typhus.

Piano

This is what Wladyslaw used to make a living. He worked in cafés and for the radio.

Violin

This is what Wladyslaw's father played. It helped him escape the harshness of the war.

Sliska Street

This is where Wladyslaw lived before the war began.

Polish Radio

This is what Wladyslaw worked for as the war began.

Power Station

This was hit by a bomb and the station Wladyslaw worked for went off the air.

Clodna Street

This was an area next to the Aryan quarters. The guards tormented Jews here by humiliating them on a regular basis.

Treblinka

Those selected for the labor...

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