a shattered resistance

Forcibly removed from their homes,
Disease and death were rampant.
We are returning to the Middle Ages.
Jews were led straight to their demise,
In a gas chamber.
The Jews worked to their death.
Hard to imagine any resistance by the Jews...
Jews faced DEATH!
Jewish Resistance in the
Armed Resistance!
Jewish Resistance in the

Usually short lived and PUNISHMENT was always fatal.
Warsaw, a name to remember.
1,000 fighters,
Mostly unarmed and without equipment.
Half million original inhabitants had been depleted
To about 60,000 as a result of starvation, disease,
Cold and deportation.
S.S. entered the ghetto.
They were met by a volley of bombs,
Molotov Cocktails, and the bullets from a few firearms which
Had been smuggled into the ghettos.
Twenty S.S. soldiers were killed.
A few machine guns, some hand grenades, and about a
Hundred rifles were smuggled in during battle,
Survivors were sent to death camps.
Uprising would be quelled in three days...
Four weeks.
The ghetto was reduced to rubble.
Gas attacks, and burning of every structure by the Nazis.
300 Germans were killed and 1,000 wounded
Treblinka, never forget,
Warsaw and the Bialystok district:
Jews gassed.
Underground group planned revolt.
Warsaw ghetto uprising
Acquire weapons,
Take over the camp.
Shovels, picks, homemade hand grenades
For Resistance fighters.
A shot rang out!
It caught the inmates off guard.
Two hundred prisoners escaped.
Half survived.
A name that will always be associated with death.
Resistance took various forms.
A Jewish woman
Drew a pistol...
Shot two SS guards.
All women executed by SS.
667 prisoners escaped.
Hiding and transporting Jews:
Oskar Schindler,
Father Jacques.
Few people rescued Jews in German-occupied Europe.
Indifference, anti Semitism, fear deterred efforts.
75 pounds,
Jan Karski saw terrible things:
That will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The same reaction from everyone -- disbelief or
Aiding the Jews was impossible.
No side issues should intervene with the basic war strategy,
The Jewish tragedy was never...more than a side issue.
But such is the world, such is humanity.
I wanted to forget what I saw.
The Jews were abandoned by governments,
By religious institutions,
By all existing social structures.
The Jews were not abandoned by all humanity,
There were thousands who tried to help the Jews.
Fellow Fighters in the
Shaken and broken, our people behold the loss of the men
Senselessly and irresponsibly driven to death and
Revolutionize us
Godless, impudent, and conscienceless exploiters and
Executioners -
This is the struggle of each and every one of us for
Our future, our freedom, and our honor
Freedom and honor!
Up, up, my people,
Let smoke and flame be our sign!
Breakthrough of freedom and honor
To save one life is as if you have
Saved the world.

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