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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Ongoing Exhibit

The Warsaw ghetto uprising was the largest Jewish uprising in German-occupied Europe. The fighters knew they were bound to lose, but at stake was the honor of the Jewish people. They chose to die fighting. Their courage led to numerous smaller uprisings in ghettos and concentration camps and inspired the Polish population to resist the Germans in the citywide uprising of August 1944.

This exhibition is a production of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center with assistance from the curatorial and photographic archives departments of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. All photos are courtesy United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unless otherwise noted. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park.

Elements of this exhibition are generously supported by Harvey L. Miller and Jack Miller in loving memory of their parents, Ida and Ben Miller, and their brother Arnold Miller.

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