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The notorious Chaim Rumkowski

Yesterday we took a brief look at the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw and at Adam Czerniaków, the Jewish politician appointed by the Nazis to run it. 504 more words

Anti-Semitism

Collaborating in Warsaw

When the Nazis rolled into Poland in September 1939, starting World War II, they quickly crushed the Polish Army, occupied the cities, subdued the population, and eliminated politicians and intellectuals. 590 more words

Anti-Semitism

The Diary of Mary Berg(Miriam Wattenberg)

Mary Berg lived in the Warsaw Ghetto, but her situation was very unusual. Though she was born in Poland, her mother was an American, so her ultimate fate was different from most of her neighbors. 449 more words

History

Touring the Former Warsaw Ghetto

On Shabbat, the study tour group took a walking tour through what was previously the Warsaw Ghetto. Despite Nazi intentions to destroy Warsaw as they pulled out of Poland, pieces of the city still stand, including sections of the wall. 637 more words

Special Tours

The Jewish ghetto Police

Officially called the Jewish Organization for the Maintenance of Public Order (Ger., Jüdischer Ordungsdienst; Pol., Żydowska Służba Porządkowa), Jewish police units were established under Nazi occupation in most East European ghettos. 1,082 more words

History

Some wiggling, some crying, and lots of walking in Warsaw

HOB started and ended our Polish trip in Warsaw, sleeping at the same hostel both times.  Though we’re used to being the oldest people at the hostel, this time we were… 653 more words

Travel

May 12, 2008 Angel of Warsaw – Today in History

All told, Irena Sendler saved about 2,400 Jewish children and infants and about 100 teenagers, who went into the forests to join partisan bands fighting the Nazis. 14 more words

20th Century