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Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary
Radio Polonia ^ | 16.08.2006

Posted on 08/16/2006 9:42:32 AM PDT by lizol

Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary

16.08.2006

Events marking the 63rd anniversary of the uprising in the Bialystok Jewish ghetto in eastern Poland are being held in the city today.

It was the second biggest Jewish armed rising against Nazi Germans during World War II, after the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising. Over 40,000 people lived in the ghetto, which the Nazis began to liquidate in 1943.

Some 800 people were killed on the spot and the rest started to be transported to death camps. The uprising lasted for almost a week. Some 300 to 400 insurgents had only 25 guns and 100 pistols. About 1,000 Jews, who found shelter in the nearby forest, survived the war. Around 10,000 were taken to death camps at Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bialystok; ghetto; holocaust; jewish; jews; poland; shoah; uprising; ww2

1 posted on 08/16/2006 9:42:35 AM PDT by lizol
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To: SJackson; Alouette

Ping


2 posted on 08/16/2006 9:43:06 AM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol

If you haven't seen the priceless fake satire of a 1943 NT Times covering this from today's MSM perspective, it is worth seeking out on the web. It claims the Jewish uprising was a "disproportionate" use of force, that it offended "cultured Europeans" who complained about American "kneejerk defense of Jews" in all such conflicts.


3 posted on 08/16/2006 11:25:07 AM PDT by PC99
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To: lizol

Bialystock and Bloom
4 posted on 08/16/2006 11:41:47 AM PDT by SC DOC
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