Essay on The Ghetto Of The Warsaw Ghetto

834 Words Oct 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Warsaw Uprising
On October 12 1940 the Germans pronounced a declaration that announced the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto. This decree forced all Jews living in Warsaw to move into a confined area, which was sealed off from the rest of the city. The population of the ghetto began to increase as other Jews from neighboring towns were forced to relocate. It is often estimated that over 400,000 Jews were forced to live in the ghetto. The Warsaw ghetto was the largest ghetto established by the Nazis. German authorities forced residents to live in deplorable conditions, which included residents to live in an area of 1.3 square miles, with an average of 7.2 persons per room.
Between July 22 and September 12, 1942, German SS and police units, carried out mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka killing center. During this time, it is estimated that nearly 265,000 Jews were deported. In January of 1943 the remaining 70,000 – 80,000 Jews were sent to forced labor camps in Lublin. The Warsaw Ghetto is most well known for the uprising that occurred from April 19, 1943 – May 16, 1943. Nazi forces arrived to liquidate the ghetto but once they arrived they were met with armed resistance from the Jews. They continued to resist as individuals and small groups for four weeks before the Germans ended the conflict on May 16. Approximately 42,000 ghetto survivors were captured during the uprising and deported to forced-labor camps. At least 7,000 Jews died in…

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