The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising In The Pianist

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The second world war was a massive calamity for Poland and Europe as a whole. Major cities were turned into battlegrounds and ghettos, one of the most infamous ghettos during the war, was in Warsaw. The Warsaw ghetto was one of the worst acts of genocide and enslavement that the world has ever seen, the uprising that soon began was also another act which saw a large resistance of civilians, it was one of the biggest acts of civilian resistance. With the Warsaw ghetto uprising being one the bloodiest acts of resistance in all of human history, as seen in “The Pianist”, the Jewish civilian militias fought back with their limited resources and set the path for future generations such as ours today. The ghettos came to fruition in 1939, when German authorities began to concentrate Poland's population of over three million Jews into a number of extremely crowded ghettos located in large Polish cities. The largest of these ghettos was the ghetto of Warsaw, which had a Jewish population of somewhere in the range of 300,000-400,000, they were enforced to remain in the compact space of the ghetto which ranged approximately 3.3 kilometers. At this point there was already a substantial number of deaths due to rampant disease and starvation, we see in the film “The Pianist”, many people fought amongst one another and beat each other mercilessly just for the smallest amounts of food. The death toll was already significantly high due to all of these factors, this was all…show more content…
“The Pianist”, shows everything through the eyes of Wladyslaw, which does not show every single detail of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, but does show a large proportion of the events that transpired. Moreover, Both show the brutality of the uprising, also set the tone for future generations as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a massive revolt. It has set the tone for protests we see today in our country and in many other countries as
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