Saturday, April 19, 2014

In the Ghetto

The question, as I can see it, is not so much about whether or not you will die, for everyone does, but whether or not your life will have an impact.

71 years ago today, on the eve of Passover, German troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to complete the elimination of the Jewish population there.

The leering Germans and Polish Collaborators pushed into the ghetto, determined that the angel of death would not "passover" this time.

The resistance lasted for a little less than a month and led to the death of most of the residents and the systematic destruction of the area. But, the battle did help inspire the country, including a 4 day period when the Polish Flag and the Zionist flag flew over the besieged neighborhood in direct defiance of the Nazi plague.

A little over a year later, the rest of Warsaw fought the Germans, partly inspired by the Ghetto Uprising.

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