Pomnik Bohaterów Getta

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Pomnik Bohaterów Getta

On April 19, 1943, the Jewish Fighting Organization began an uprising in a desperate attempt to resist the mass transports to Treblinka that had been taking place since the beginning of that year. Though doomed from the start, the brave ghetto fighters managed to keep up their struggle for a whole month. But by May 16, General Jürgen Stroop could report to his superior officer that "the former Jewish District in Warsaw had ceased to exist." The ghetto had become a smoldering ruin, razed by Nazi flamethrowers. A monument marks the location of the house at nearby ulica Miła 18, the site of the uprising's command bunker and where its leader, Mordechaj Anielewicz, was killed. Today, it stands opposite the main gate of the POLIN museum, which it predates by nearly 70 years.

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