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.
Born on January 1, 1918 Edelman fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Warsaw Uprising and went on to be a prominent anti-racism campaigner.
Simcha Rotem fought against the German Nazis in 43 and would later fight in the Warsaw Uprising.
On a crisp, sunny November morning, TFN’s Jacek Borowski met up with model-maker Paweł Chmurzyński to find out about his charming reproductions of the Warsaw of yesteryear – and how one of his creations ended up on Iron Maiden’s Flight 666 soundtrack.
Before putting on a special performance of song and dance, the children were immersed in the stories of Polish underground courier Jan Karski, Jewish ghetto archive founder Emanuel Ringelblum, Witold Pilecki who willingly went to Auschwitz to reveal its horrors and Szmul Zygielblojm who publicised the mass murder of the Jews in Poland.