Risking everything Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from the murderous clutches of the Holocaust in occupied Warsaw.
The ‘Teraz ’43’ project gives new life to haunting images of those in forced into the Ghetto.
The 34-year-old Israeli actress and former model said she picked on the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse and social worker who during WWII smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, because she wanted to bring the ‘inspirational story to life’.
The Ringelblum Archive provided historians with first-hand accounts and evidence of the horrors perpetrated against the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Launched on August 2, 1943, in about 30 minutes of violence and mayhem around 300 prisoners managed to find their way through the barbwire to freedom. Among the 63 who survived to see the end of the war was Samuel Willenberg, an artist who would later fight with distinction in the Warsaw Uprising.
A March of Remembrance commemorating the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was held in central Warsaw on Monday.
A March of Remembrance will be held in Warsaw on Monday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 77th anniversary of the tragic event.
After smuggling himself into the Warsaw Ghetto, Jan Karski presented the West with microfilmed accounts of the horrors he witnessed.
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 wreath from Polish President Andrzej Duda was placed at a commemorative plaque near the entrance to the University of Warsaw's main campus on Friday to mark the 1968 student protests that triggered an anti-Semitic campaign by the then communist government.