The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
January 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018
Northern Trust Gallery
The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising recognizes the largest and symbolically most important Jewish uprising in German-occupied Europe. The exhibition tells the stories of the leaders of the uprising and local survivors who lived through the heroic resistance.
The exhibition pays tribute to the 750 Jewish fighters who led the largest resistance effort in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Among those honored are three Chicago area Survivors: David Figman, a fighter with the ZOB resistance organization, Barbara Zyskind Steiner, a medic who tended to the wounded of the uprising and Estelle Wakszlak Laughlin, the daughter of a Jewish resistance leader.