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Uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, Lodz 1946 - first edition - complete copy with the ghetto map

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Powstanie W Getcie Warszawskim 19.IV. - 16. V. 1943 - Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto April 19 - May 16, by Dr. Jozef Kermisz. Published by the Central Committee for Jewish History, Lodz 1946 - First Edition - The earliest and most detailed publication about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. a complete copy with the folded ghetto map. Polish.

A detailed report that was published on the occasion of the third anniversary of the uprising. Documentation based on documents found by the Germans in Bavaria after the war, the files of the International Court of Justice in Nuremberg, the Warsaw Ghetto District Police, internal reports of Jürgen Stroop - The commander of the SS units who commanded the suppression of the ghetto uprising, in which he calls the Jews "subhuman" and at the end of the uprising he sums up the German war in the famous sentence "There are no Jews in the Warsaw ghetto" and describes in detail the explosion of the bunkers (After witnessing the intensity of the Jewish resistance, Stroop decided to burn the ghetto to the ground, building after building. In his actions, thousands of ghetto Jews were killed and most of those who survived the fire were sent to extermination. He was prosecuted as part of the Dachau Trials, and was found guilty on war crimes, for executing a prisoner of war, and sentenced to death. After his trial he was extradited to Poland to stand trial for the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto and was sentenced to death in the Warsaw District Court on July 23, 1951. He was executed at the place of his crimes in Warsaw on March 6, 1952), also Reports by the Tyelovsky Daiewcactum organization, whose men were near the fighters of the Zielina underground movement - among them fought women with hand grenades who managed to kill many of the SS soldiers, battle reports, documents of the IYL (the Jewish Fighting Organization) under the command of Mordechai Anielewicz, and of the Ach'i (Jewish Military Organization under the command of Powell Frenkel), and more.

"One of the most dramatic and shocking episodes in World War II ... the struggle for life, for human dignity, for a dignified death with a weapon in hand ... after almost four years of Nazi occupation ... the fighting Warsaw .. A revolt with all the characteristics of a popular struggle in which the masses participated ... The main driving force behind the struggle was Jewish youth, children and workers, young people thirsty for revenge, full of heroism ... eager to act, to fight which instead of hiding in bunkers preferred to die proud ... ". (From the introduction).

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 - May 16, 1943) was the largest Jewish uprising that broke out during the Holocaust, It was the symbol of the Jewish resistance in the Holocaust. The occupation was a last resort to prevent the Nazis from sending the rest of the ghetto population to the Treblinka extermination camp, or at least to die while fighting. Despite the meager means at their disposal, the rebels managed to inflict casualties on the forces used to suppress the uprising, at least in its early days, and the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto employed significant Nazi forces for almost four weeks. The uprising was hopeless in the first place, and ended in the destruction of the ghetto, and the expulsion of the surviving residents to the extermination camps. Most of the fighters who took part in the uprising were killed during it, a minority of whom managed to escape from the ghetto in various ways and continue to fight underground against the Nazis.

112 [4], p. + [6] Photo boards + [1] Folded map 23x21 cm. Stains on cover. Brown pages. Good condition.

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