The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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“The Jewish quarter was surrounded by barbed wire and later closed off with a 10­foot high, 11­mile ­long brick wall, which established the Warsaw ghetto. A 24­ member Jewish Council, created by the Nazis and known as the Judenräte, maintained order and was the administrative link between the Jews and the Nazi Occupiers”(Warsaw Ghetto Uprising). An uprising that lasted five months by the Jewish people was turned around when Nazis bombed the ghetto and demolished synagogues in WWII. They moved in 150,000 Jews and established the Warsaw Ghetto. Over the next couple years it became cramped and many of the people died of starvation, disease, and extermination. Many Jews were also transported to death camps which was Hitler’s final solution. A Jewish…show more content…
He fled Warsaw and headed East to get away and make a plan. When he returned to Warsaw with his girlfriend the Nazis had already taken over and created barbed wired ghettos. He became active in the underground movement to help people escape this horrific place.
There were many ghettos, extermination camps, and labor camps that were destroying the Jewish population. “Hitler and other Nazi leaders viewed the Jews not as a religious group, but as a poisonous "race," which "lived off" the other races and weakened them”(Mordechai Anielewicz). Hitler being the chancellor of Germany, convinced his people that nationalism and having their race being ideal was the only way to rebuild Germany. German people listened to Hitler’s ideas because this was their only hope to making their country
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However, Britain and the United States did not want to take in Jews after escaping Germany. Once the United States was aware that 's when Peter Bergson advertised what was happening through newspapers. This forced Roosevelt to create a government agency to devise ways to rescue European Jewry and the United States reacted. “The establishment of the board did not resolve all the problems blocking American rescue efforts. For example, the War Department repeatedly refused to bomb Nazi concentration camps or the railroads leading to them”(Berman). Roosevelt was under pressure, “The American public discovered the full extent of the Holocaust only when the Allied armies liberated the extermination and concentration camps at the end of World War II. And as historians struggled to understand what had happened, attention increasingly focused on the inadequate American response and what lay behind it. It remains today the subject of great debate”(US Holocaust Memorial
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