Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, April 19th 1943 - May 16th, 1943 (pt. 1)

"Organized armed resistance was the most forceful form of Jewish opposition to Nazi policies.

German forces intended to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto beginning on April 19, 1943, the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover. When SS and police units entered the ghetto that morning, the streets were deserted. Nearly all of the residents of the ghetto had gone into hiding, as the renewal of deportations of Jews to death camps triggered an armed uprising within the ghetto. Though vastly outnumbered and outgunned, individuals and small groups of Jews hid or fought the Germans for almost a month.” (source)


Inhabitants of the ghetto forced out of a bunker.  One of the most well-known ghetto uprising photographs from the Stroop Report.

Nowolipie street, deportation of Jews from a conquered quarter; in the background the wall and gate leading into the ghetto. 

German soldiers during the pacification of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.

A Jewish man jumps to his death from the top floor of an apartment building on Niska street no. 25.  It was the only “escape” from the German forces.

A woman hanging from a balcony railing.  Below her, waiting, are SS soldiers.

General Jürgen Stroop (standing in the middle looking up), the leader of the SS and police, chief liquidator of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.  On the left a building is burning on Nowolipie street no. 66.

Moving a piece of artillery from Franciszkańska near Bonifraterska to Nowiniarska street.  In the background a destroyed portion of the ghetto wall.

Germans positioned with an MG 08 in front of the ghetto gates in the intersection of Nowolipie and Smocza streets.

Occupants of the ghetto lined up against a brick wall.

Ghetto occupants who surrendered to the Germans on Nowolipie street.

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