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NBC ^ | 10/20/01 | NBC

Posted on 10/20/2001 1:20:37 PM PDT by SteveH

They did the one thing the Nazis never expected.
They fought back.

The heroic true stories of Jewish resistance fighters who battled the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II are dramatized for the first time in the compelling, four-hour miniseries "Uprising." Featuring a star-studded cast, the action-packed epic is drawn from accounts of survivors, and directed, produced and co-written by award-winning feature filmmaker Jon Avnet ("Red Corner," "Fried Green Tomatoes").

After Germany invades Poland in 1939, the Germans decree that 350,000 Warsaw Jews be forcibly moved into a cordoned area known as the Warsaw Ghetto. Watching their people forced into slave labor, led to the brink of starvation and even deported to death camps, a small group of courageous Jewish citizens band together to create a unified, armed resistance against their German oppressors. Against impossible odds, they hold off the German army longer than the entire country of Poland, determined to live with honor - and if need be, die with honor - while lighting the torch for resistance in the occupied territories.

This remarkable true story of triumph, tragedy and courage airs Sunday, November 4th and Monday, November 5th on NBC.


The following is a comprehensive list of links you can click on to find out more about the Holocaust and the Warsaw Ghetto uprising:

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Ghetto Fighters House, a museum and educational center devoted to the Holocaust and to Jewish resistance in the ghettoes.

Anti-Defamation League, includes material from its Braun Holocaust Institute.

Yad Vashem, Israel and the Jewish People's Memorial to the Holocaust

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Nizkor Project, monitoring Holocaust denier Web sites

Encyclopedia Britannica article on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Documents relating to Nuremberg Laws and anti-Semitic statements by leading Nazis

Kazik's "Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter: The Past Within Me"

The American Jewish Committee

TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism
They should add a link to JPFO and drop the link to ADL.
1 posted on 10/20/2001 1:20:37 PM PDT by SteveH
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I wonder if they will point out the fact that the uprising was severely hampered by the lack of firearms, as gun-control was the order of the day.
2 posted on 10/20/2001 1:26:17 PM PDT by Rodney King
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I don't know how much I anticipate this.

They'll probably show the Jews attending a Town Meeting with their spokesperson (an old blonde in a black pants-suit) dennouncing the conservative Nazi's.

Then the show will outline the a grass roots effort in Warsaw to "Rid the town of guns". Imagine pictures of the Nazis lining up to turn in their rifles to the elected ghetto government in echange for periogie certificates.

Call me skeptical.....

Allow me to add a shameless promotional plug. Check out the book "The Defiant" by Shalom Yoran. The book chronicles his travels with Polish and Soviet Partisans in WWII.

3 posted on 10/20/2001 1:27:43 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: SteveH


Genocide Delayed

In the midst of despair the Warsaw ghetto Resistance fighters found hope in their own courage against overwhelming odds and the cruelest of enemies
by Jon Guttman

"Fought in the heart of the Nazi empire against hopeless odds, the Warsaw ghetto uprising has become the symbol for numerous outbreaks of resistance that put the lie to the myth that the Jews were herded into the death camps without a fight -- and of the indomitable spirit of a people who, despite the Nazis' most determined efforts, were not eradicated from the face of the earth."

So wrote Jon Guttman, editor of World War II Magazine about the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Mr. Guttman's entire article was reprinted with permission in the Fall 2000 issue of the Bill of Rights Sentinel. Click here to order that issue which contains many other valuable features, including Dr. Thompson's ground-breaking psychological analysis of the anti-gun mentality. $5.00, postage paid. To read the full text of Mr. Guttman's piece on-line, click here.

Additional reading about the Warsaw ghetto uprising can be found on The JPFO Bookstore: Fiction and The JPFO Bookstore: History.

4 posted on 10/20/2001 1:49:48 PM PDT by Fixit
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To: Fixit
Click HERE for the full text of the article referenced above.
5 posted on 10/20/2001 1:51:32 PM PDT by Fixit
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To: SteveH
I am 100% polish having all 4 deceased grandparents immigrate here in their late teens, early 20's. They met their future spouses here. We still have many cousins in Poland and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit them with my Polish speaking mother and aunt 5 years ago. It is amazing, the richness and fight of the they really fought Hitler. There is a beautiful and humbling memorial at the "ghetto". In addition, as we toured the country, our relatives would pull over to what might appear to be a roadside rest but instead it was a graveyard of unidentified people who died during the resistance. The ultimate humbling experience was visiting Auschwitz. The poles have fought takeovers for centuries from the Russians, Germans etc. As a kid, it was the height of polish jokes (I'm 40 something), my grandparents didn't speak english and I refused to devulge my heritage to, even my closest friends. In adulthood I can't be prouder of my heritage. Thanks for the heads up on this special...
6 posted on 10/20/2001 2:37:47 PM PDT by dutchess
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Bump for bangers.
7 posted on 10/20/2001 2:51:28 PM PDT by SteveH
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I can't wait to see their version of what happened at the Warsaw ghetto. There are plenty of books out there that should be read if you are interested, because I can't imagine NBC giving the whole uncensored truth!
8 posted on 10/20/2001 2:57:18 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: wingnuts'nbolts
They will probably show the jews throwing tomatoes and rocks
9 posted on 10/20/2001 9:29:56 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: SteveH
Ever since I read John Ross's account of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, I have believed the story would make an excellent movie. Unfortunately, I have a feeling a strong RKBA argument will be missing in the NBC version.
10 posted on 10/21/2001 12:20:50 AM PDT by timm22
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