VIDEO: The new film Śmierć Zygielbojma (The Death of Zygielbojm) released this week tells the story of an investigation by a British journalist into the life of Szmul Zygielbojm and his attempts to expose Nazi Germany’s war crimes.
The awareness that the Germans were striving for the total extermination of Jews changed the character of Jewish resistance. Under no illusions about what the Germans were planning to do to them, ghetto residents began to build tunnels, bunkers and shelters. In total, about a thousand poorly armed insurgents took part in the fighting. Set against them were more than two thousand Wehrmacht, SS and Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Latvian auxiliary units with armoured vehicles and artillery.
A March of Remembrance was held in Warsaw on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 76th anniversary of the tragic event.