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Warsaw Uprising 1944


Warsaw Ghetto: Tram with a Star turning from Leszno street into Karmelicka Street, Warsaw, Poland, 25 May 1941.


The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-eight Days Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Jews are marched through the streets of the Warsaw ghetto on the way to the railway for ‘deportation’ after Hitler banned guns.

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[Photo] Jürgen Stroop (center) during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on Nowolipie Street near intersection of Smocza Street, Poland, Apr-May 1943; note Karl Kaleske or Erich Steidtmann next to him, Heinrich Klaustermeyer (with MP 40), and Josef Blösche (with MP 28)

"One of the most publicized photos of the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising: German SS Police General Jürgen Stroop during the Uprising, Apr-May 1943; note policeman near him with MP 40 submachine gun. Stroop was hanged for his war crimes after the end of hostilities."


During the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of April 1943, Tuvia Borzykowski (left) fought in the central ghetto and escaped via the sewers to contact comrades on the open Polish side. He returned after the fall of the headquarters bunker at Mila 18, and survived with the last ghetto fighters. He was a Jewish fighter in the Polish underground Armia Ludowa, which fought the Germans in 1944, and was decorated for heroism by the Polish government. He died in 1951 at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot.

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Entrance to the Jewish ghetto in Varsovie, WWII More

Jewish families surrender to the SS during the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The original German caption reads: "Smoking out the Jews and bandits."

My grandfather was a soldier for the Polish Underground during the Warsaw Uprising 1944 that lasted for 63 days. He was 1 of 15,000 POW's captured, he was then sent to a labour camp in the Third Reich until liberation.