The Warsaw Ghetto Research Paper

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The Holocaust was a tragic event that happened during World war 2. It killed over 6 million Jews. Condition were terrible and Jews suffered in the ghettos and camps. There were revolts in the camps and ghettos. In the Warsaw ghetto they took a stand for what they believe in.In September 1939 after the invasion of Poland over 400,000 Jews in the capital Warsaw were put in 1 square mile of the city. This was the ghetto. Over 83,000 people died from starvation and disease. This was the largest ghetto. People were shut off from the rest of the city. The children in the ghetto would sneak out and find food and smuggle it back in. They established hospitals, library's, and schools. Hospitals did not have enough supplies. Schools were illegal and if found that they were teaching Jewish religion they would likely be killed.In 1942 they began deporting Jews from the ghetto to the death camps this was …show more content…
The people remaining in the ghetto realized that they were just being resettled but being sent to death camps. The fist revolt was in January 18, 1943. A small group of armed Jews attacked German soldiers who were in the ghetto to get more Jews to deport. Although they did not succeed they stop the deportations and the German soldiers left.The Nazi soldiers could not have a rebellion so they showed the Jews who was the boss. On April 19, 1943 the Nazi soldiers came into the ghetto and killed everyone they saw. Also 55,000 people were killed. The Nazi took back control of the ghetto. They sent the rest of the people still alive to Treblinka.The first uprising inspired many other ghettos to try to stand up. There were different Jewish fighting organizations. There was the the ZOB and ZZW. They lead rebellions.The Holocaust will be remembered forever and will not be forgotten. So many lives were lost just because of their religion. They were very brave to fight back even though they knew they would likely

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