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Powązki Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Oct. 25, 2012. Credit: Jolanta Dyr via Wikimedia Commons.

Warsaw’s Jewish community buries remains found of unidentified Holocaust victim

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Warsaw’s Jewish community buried the remains of an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday, found in a building that was once part of the Warsaw Ghetto. “We are here as the family for a person we...
A building from the Warsaw Ghetto with pictures of Jews on the facade. Credit: Anastasia Petrova/Shutterstock.

New monument pays tribute to archive hidden by Jews in Warsaw Ghetto

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A new monument in Poland that honors a Holocaust-era archive compiled by Jews who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto was unveiled on Monday on the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The monument, a glass...

On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance to the Holocaust with...

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had crushed the uprising and left...

Warsaw Ghetto: In Memoriam. Film Short based on true event

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The Warsaw ghetto uprising began in the early morning hours of Erev Peysach, April 19, 1943. Based on a true story that took place on April 19, 1943, a small group of surviving Jews gather...
These phylacteries were found in a bunker unearthed in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. Courtesy: Shem Olam Faith and the Holocaust Institute.

Hidden bunker discovered in Warsaw Ghetto

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A bunker containing 100-year-old tefillin (phylacteries) hidden from the Nazis in World War II has been discovered in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. In recent years, Polish authorities have begun to demolish buildings inside...

January 22, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Underground

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The Jewish Fighting Organization of Warsaw (ZOB) issued the following proclamation about this date in 1943, following its first act of armed resistance (January 18th): “On January 22 1943, six months will have elapsed since...

November 11, 1920: Chaike Belchatowska Spiegel, Ghetto Fighter

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Chaike Belchatowska, a fighter in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising who survived to tell about it, was born in Warsaw on this date in 1920. The child of a radical mother, and a member of...
Jewish Ghetto Police guarding the gates of the Warsaw Ghetto, June 1942. Credit: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons.

Social distancing in the Warsaw Ghetto

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“I was told that these were human beings. They didn’t look like human beings.” With these haunting words, the Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski recalled his agonized reaction as he walked around the Warsaw Ghetto...
One of the most famous pictures of Jews being rounded up by Nazi Germans during the Holocaust, this from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in May 1943. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

‘We are here’: Virtual concert to honor 77th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Sing for Hope and Lang Lang International Music Foundation will present the program “We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience,...