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I can still see their faces

During WWII, the Nazis created the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw where an estimated 500,000 people were crammed into an area not bigger than one square mile (2·6 sq km) with families forced to live in squalid, overcrowded conditions. 150 more words

Photography

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Photography

Irena Sendler - An Inspiration

As the years pass, the number of Holocaust survivors who can offer first-hand testimony about the horrors that they endured under Nazi persecution dwindles. World War II ended almost seventy years ago; even the youngest survivors are now in their seventies – most survivors are in their eighties and nineties. 712 more words

Empowerment

We will not die on our knees

Said by an inhabitant of the Warsaw ghetto, as recorded by Marek Edelman, who was there and one of those who lead the uprising.

The jews in the ghetto of Warsaw knew that they would die soon. 538 more words

Life

Forced Laborers Under Nazi Oppression Might Finally Receive Pension Benefits

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

There is an interesting article in Deutsche Welle describing the plight of forced laborers interned in Nazi ghettos such as that in Warsaw and other cities. 694 more words

Society

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

My husband once remarked that certain books are better as articles (his “article theory”).  I felt that way about The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story… 465 more words

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