1943 - Liquidation of Warsaw Ghetto


Title: 1943 - Liquidation of Warsaw Ghetto


About: As part of the Final Solution, the Nazis rounded up and imprisoned Jews within the walls of ghettos.  In Warsaw, over 400,000 Jews were trapped in squalid conditions, with tens of thousands dying of starvation and disease. In July 1942, the Great Deportation Aktion began - within the period of two months, the Germans deported nearly 300,000 Ghetto residents to their deaths at the Treblinka extermination camp. Among those that remained, with nothing left to lose and increasingly aware of their futile situation, the idea of armed resistance against the Nazis was born. When the final deportation aktion began in April 1943, and the liquidation of the ghetto became inevitable, for almost a month the Jews fought for their lives, hopelessly outgunned. Many of them perished in the fires and smoke of the uprising. Others were murdered in the ghetto streets. The remainder were sent to Treblinka, Majdanek, and other death camps. Only a few managed to escape to the Aryan side of Warsaw. The largest ghetto was transformed into a devastated wasteland, haunted by the ghosts of the Holocaust. 

Decade: 1940s

Year: 1943

Region: Europe

Country: Poland + Germany

Conflict: World War II

Society: Race Relations
Disaster: Man-made

Society: Crime

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 9

Artist: Jaroslaw Marcinek


Date Created: 17/10/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 36/100

Price: 0.9 ETH