Skip to comments.WARSAW GHETTO STORY: NBC's Uprising -- NOV. 4
Posted on 10/20/2001 1:20:37 PM PDT by SteveH
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.
9/8 PM SUNDAY NOV 4 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
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.
"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.