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Warsaw ghetto uprising anniversary (see pictures)
Polish Radio ^ | 19.04.2007

Posted on 04/19/2007 3:58:22 PM PDT by lizol

Warsaw ghetto uprising anniversary

19.04.2007

Today is the 64th anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, which broke out on April 19, 1943 and went on thru mid-May the same year.

The ghetto established by the Germans in Warsaw in 1940 was home to about 4 hundred thousand Jews. Because of massive deportations of Jews to the Nazi death camps, but also by famine, diseases and the inhuman conditions in the overcrowded district, the number of inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto continued to drop.

The April 1943 uprising was an attempt to resist the annihilation of the ghetto by the Nazi forces. It was the first act of anti-Nazi resistance of this kind in the occupied Europe. At the moment of the outbreak, about 70 thousand people were living in the closed district.

Several hundred participants of the uprising, supported by other residents of Warsaw fought against four thousand German soldiers who had artillery and armor.

As a result, the whole ghetto was burned down and the ruins where blown up. Around 7 thousand Jews were killed and 50 thousand were transported to the death camp in Treblinka. The number of casualties on the German side is not known, but estimated at 3 hundred dead and several thousand wounded.


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KEYWORDS: ghetto; holocaust; jewish; poland; warsaw; ww2
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1 posted on 04/19/2007 3:58:31 PM PDT by lizol
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2 posted on 04/19/2007 3:59:18 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: SJackson

Ping


3 posted on 04/19/2007 4:01:22 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol
You always manage the most incredible photographs, I’d even watch your vacation slides if you posted them lol.
4 posted on 04/19/2007 4:04:07 PM PDT by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: lizol
Thanks for the photos. God Bless those brave Poles and Jews who resisted the German Nazis with GUNS IN THEIR HANDS. The Warsaw Ghetto uprising is the epic example of the necessity of being able to defend one-self.

”image”

Marek Edelman is one of the most inspiring living men. A real hero who knows the value of fighting then and now. He is a staunch defender of the War on Terror and the deposition of Saddam Hussein. If only more Europeans could listen to men who KNOW what suffering tyranny and resisting it means.

5 posted on 04/19/2007 4:04:54 PM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: lizol

Did you take these photos? I agree, they are great.


6 posted on 04/19/2007 4:05:12 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: lizol

The photos are great — especially the first two.


7 posted on 04/19/2007 4:06:31 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: lizol; Joe Brower

Courageous armed citizens ping!


8 posted on 04/19/2007 4:06:45 PM PDT by wjcsux ("You leave out God, and you substitute the devil."- Winston Curchill)
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9 posted on 04/19/2007 4:08:10 PM PDT by SJackson (restoring the Jews to their homeland is a noble dream shared by many Americans, A. Lincoln)
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To: lizol

May God bless and keep those who decided in the darkest of dark nights not to surrender but to fight, not to submit but to take up arms against the enemies of Liberty. I imagine that somewhere in that Hell of Nazi oppression, at least one man stood up and spoke to his compatriots in his native tongue, words to this effect: “Let’s roll”.


10 posted on 04/19/2007 4:09:05 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: SuzyQue

No, they have been taken from Polish news web-sites.


11 posted on 04/19/2007 4:10:09 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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12 posted on 04/19/2007 4:12:06 PM PDT by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: lizol

What a great, great photograph. Thank you.

13 posted on 04/19/2007 4:12:06 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting them.

God bless.


14 posted on 04/19/2007 4:13:24 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
May God bless and keep those who decided in the darkest of dark nights not to surrender but to fight, not to submit but to take up arms against the enemies of Liberty. I imagine that somewhere in that Hell of Nazi oppression, at least one man stood up and spoke to his compatriots in his native tongue, words to this effect: “Let’s roll”.

Their spirit lived in Professor Librescu on Tuesday on the Virginia Tech campus.

15 posted on 04/19/2007 4:14:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting this. God bless the Poles. They know what freedom is all about.


16 posted on 04/19/2007 4:16:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: andy58-in-nh; All
This one is nice too.


17 posted on 04/19/2007 4:17:24 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: dfwgator
Their spirit lived in Professor Librescu on Tuesday on the Virginia Tech campus.

Yes. I imagine that the long-past sacrifices of the ones he knew and loved informed him at that moment what he needed to do. I wish there had been more like him in that room.

18 posted on 04/19/2007 4:19:37 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: SuzyQue; All
And this is the most amazing picture, I think.



As you may know - after the ghetto uprising was suppressed - only ruins remained on that place.

1 year later Warsaw uprising happened, and it turned entire city into sea of ruins.

So Warsaw was entirely rebuilt after WW2.

The Ghetto Uprising Memorial, which you can see on this picture is located on the site of the former Umschlagplatz.

And those lines of candles, that you can see - they mark the pre-war layout of streets of Warsaw, the part, that use to be a Jewish neighborhood before WW2.

Amazing!
19 posted on 04/19/2007 4:25:07 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol

“Mila 18” by Leon Uris is an excellent read about this event


20 posted on 04/19/2007 4:28:05 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: lizol

Just below the steps, in the photo above, you can see a path around the mound. This path is an outline of the actual building which stood at Mila 18. As you can see by the size of the mound, the building was very small. The photo above was taken from the street which is at right angles to Mila street. The actual entrance to the house at number 18 Mila street was formerly in the spot shown in the photo below. The house was set very close to the street. A row of trees has been planted where the sidewalk in front of the house used to be.

Link

21 posted on 04/19/2007 4:32:15 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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Memorial at Mila 18 honors Jewish heroes of Warsaw

Pictured above is the memorial stone to the Jewish heroes who died in the Warsaw Ghetto in a house at Mila 18 during the resistance against the SS in April and May 1943. It sits on top of a mound of rubble, where the house at this address once stood; it is turned slightly toward Mila street which is to the left. The street is still named Mila, but #18 is no longer an address there.

The last hold-outs in the Warsaw Ghetto resistance were 120 Jewish fighters who were hiding in a bunker in the house at #18 on Mila Street, which intersects with Zamenhofa Street. On May 8, 1943 after the fighting between SS soldiers and the Jews had been going on for almost three weeks, the Mila 18 bunker was attacked by the SS. For two hours, Ukrainian and Latvian SS soldiers bombarded the entrance to the house, and then threw tear gas into the bunker to force the occupants out. Unwilling to surrender, many of the resistance fighters took their own lives. Mordechai Anielewicz, the leader of the Warsaw resistance, died that day in the Mila 18 bunker, along with 100 of his comrades.

22 posted on 04/19/2007 4:35:24 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: lizol
Fabulous as always, lizol. Thank you so much!
It looks to be a perfect ceremony, something the world needs to retain if we are to stay a civilized people. The majesty is spectacular!
23 posted on 04/19/2007 4:40:32 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: lizol

A tragic, yet beautiful thread, Lizol. Thanks.


24 posted on 04/19/2007 4:54:33 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Popman

“For two hours, Ukrainian and Latvian SS soldiers”

This is not true - Kremlin propaganda, Lots of these people fought against the Communists with the Germans but to suggest they were SS troops is a lie.

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:erJu6aZR5UIJ:www.infoukes.com/politics/cbs60minutes/gregorovich/+%22there+was+no+ukrainian+ss%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&ie=UTF-8


25 posted on 04/19/2007 5:07:03 PM PDT by spanalot
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This was really something to see on my pilgrimage last summer. Thanks for the ping!

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26 posted on 04/19/2007 5:12:17 PM PDT by Salvation (" With God all things are possible. ")
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To: lizol

The Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto resisted the Nazis longer than the French Army did.


27 posted on 04/19/2007 5:17:24 PM PDT by Basheva
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To: Popman

Mila 18 was one of the most profound books I have ever read.

My Polish grandmother lost her entire family to the ovens.

Sadly, never forget no longer has meaning to many jewish people in the United States.


28 posted on 04/19/2007 5:23:23 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Popman

One of my favorite books.


29 posted on 04/19/2007 5:30:31 PM PDT by jnygrl
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30 posted on 04/19/2007 5:33:00 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: OldFriend
Mila 18 was one of the most profound books I have ever read.

I read it as a very young man and read again every couple of years.

The book changed my life.

The concept of "evil" was crystalized in my mind

31 posted on 04/19/2007 5:33:27 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: Basheva

The Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto resisted the Nazis longer than the French Army did.

LOL


32 posted on 04/19/2007 5:43:06 PM PDT by InsNerd (Insurance Nerd)
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To: OldFriend

Mila 18 was one of the most profound books I have ever read.

My Polish grandmother lost her entire family to the ovens.

Sadly, never forget no longer has meaning to many jewish people in the United States.

I did the best book reports on Leon Uris in HS. Mila 18 was one of them, great book, I'm going to re-read it now. my sincere sympathy's to all your grandmothers family.

right now I'm taking up the fight against gun control. WWII showed us the worst of guncontrol. it is Beyond my understanding why jewish people will vote for gun control candidates. go figure.

33 posted on 04/19/2007 5:49:07 PM PDT by The Bat Lady (11 million illegals (really 20 million in Gov. math) will become 100 million in 5-8 years)
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To: spanalot

So, CBS has been pulling the wool over everyones eyes
for longer than we would like to admit........sad very sad


34 posted on 04/19/2007 5:50:35 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () On 9-11 Muslim missionaries came a callin' ()
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To: The Bat Lady

After a day like April 16th. I once again find my faith tested.

Thank you for your condolences. There are times that try my soul and I’m sure I am not alone in that. I do struggle.

When reading of the atrocities around the world I begin to wonder. Watching Rwanda was shocking in the extreme. No one raised their voice, no one raised their fist against the murderers.

But then, a certain president did apologyze. Guess that makes it okay.

I ramble, sorry.


35 posted on 04/19/2007 6:02:37 PM PDT by OldFriend
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I assume, and hope, that the faces of the old people that I see in these photographs are survivors of the Warsaw Uprising. I wonder how many are still alive ?

I like the sound of that: Uprising.

36 posted on 04/19/2007 6:20:08 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: spanalot
Thank you for this correction.

I loathe disinformation.

37 posted on 04/19/2007 6:29:18 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: dfwgator
Professor Librescu lived that legacy of the Warsaw Jewish uprising when he gaved his own life to saved the lives of his students. God Bless both the memories of the Jewish freedom figthers and Professor Librescu.
38 posted on 04/19/2007 6:41:26 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: lizol

*BUMP*!


39 posted on 04/19/2007 7:10:52 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: lizol

Yes, amazing. Thank you for posting these wonderful photographs.

I understand that plans were discovered buried in a metal box somewhere in Warsaw after the war, which provided many clues to rebuilding the city.


40 posted on 04/19/2007 7:20:54 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: lizol

Thanks for posting those.


41 posted on 04/19/2007 7:44:10 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Popman

Lest any forget, the Warsaw heroes tied up several German units that were badly needed by the Germans to fight in North Africa and the on Russian front.


42 posted on 04/19/2007 7:54:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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43 posted on 04/19/2007 9:48:38 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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God rest the souls of these brave people who died fighting for their freedom.

The people of the Warsaw Ghetto made it their business to smuggle in arms and hide them. When the time came, they used them.

Had the Jews of Europe been armed, does anyone believe they would have been led like lambs to the slaughter?

Amendment 2

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


44 posted on 04/20/2007 12:17:24 AM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO "We are going to take things away from you for the Common Good")
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To: spanalot
This is not true - Kremlin propaganda, Lots of these people fought against the Communists with the Germans but to suggest they were SS troops is a lie.

Non-Germans were not in the SS Einsatzgruppen, but they could be in the Waffen SS. Anyway, the so-called “Ukrainian” troops at Warsaw were actually Russians who were part of the Vlasov Russian Liberation Army, if I remember correctly. There may have been some Ukrainians among them, but it wasn't a “Ukrainian” unit.

45 posted on 04/20/2007 5:49:42 AM PDT by Brujo (Quod volunt, credunt.)
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To: lizol
Mila 18 - novel based on the uprising by Leon Uris

The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-Eight Days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - nonfiction account by Dan Kurzman

Incredible, heatbreaking, inspiring, amazing story.

46 posted on 04/20/2007 7:39:04 AM PDT by agrace
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To: M. Espinola

Wajda’s “Holy Week” was better.


47 posted on 04/20/2007 7:47:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Brujo

Now, Vlasov’s units (ROA) did not participate in that battle. An excerpt from THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING AND THE POLES by Marek Edelman (November, 2006):

“SS Reischsführer Heinrich Himmler ordered the total liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto. On April 19, 1943,
2,000 SS men and German army troops marched into the ghetto with tanks, rapid-fire artillery, and
ammunition trailers. They were pitted against approximately 750 organized Jewish fighters—500 in the
ranks of the ZOB and 250 in the ZZW—and an undetermined number of unaffiliated “wildcat” groups.
(Some estimates run lower, stating there may have been only 300–400 ZOB fighters.) All of the ZOB
fighters were armed with revolvers, hand grenades, and Molotov cocktails, and two-three rifles were
assigned to each area.167 When the Germans entered the ghetto, the streets were completely empty “except
for a small Jewish police unit and a handful of Judenrat members.”168 Among those who marched into the
ghetto on April 19th there were Jewish ghetto police who headed the column of collaborators, a small
group of Polish police, who were withdrawn once fighting erupted, followed by Latvian, Lithuanian, and
Ukrainian troops. While most of the Jews hid in bunkers, pockets of Jewish resistance fighters opened
fire from sheltered locations”.

http://www.kpk.org/english/toronto/ghetto_revolt.pdf


48 posted on 04/20/2007 5:05:27 PM PDT by tetuhe1898
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To: tetuhe1898

As far as I remember from Moczarski’s “Talks with the hangman” (”Rozmowy z katem” - specific inteview with SS commander Jurgen Stroop) Ukrainian troops were participating in the battle... I will have to check this...


50 posted on 04/21/2007 9:44:58 AM PDT by Kozik
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