The Holocaust of millions of Jews was the most horrendous assault against humanity in the 20th century. The people responsible for carrying such massacres often gathered Jewish people and others into ghettos. The purpose of this discussion is to examine the Warsaw Ghetto, which is one the most studied of the Ghettos established by Germany. The discussion will also focus on the Warsaw uprising.
The Warsaw Ghetto
The Warsaw Ghetto was located in Warsaw, Poland. Prior to the war an estimated 30% of the population in Warsaw was Jewish (“Warsaw”, 2008). It had the highest Jewish population outside of New York City (“Warsaw”, 2008). It was vibrant and the center of commerce prior to the war. According to the United States Holocaust Museum, Germany invaded Poland on the 1st of September, 1939 and the German army came into Warsaw on September 29, 1939.
Under German occupation a Jewish Council was created with the expressed intent of developing a Ghetto in Warsaw. As a way to subjugate Jews living in Warsaw Jewish Children could no longer for to school, men were made into slaves, the personal property of the Jewish people of Warsaw was stolen (“Warsaw”, 2008). In addition the Jewish peopl
ConclusionThe purpose of this discussion was to examine the Warsaw Ghetto, which is one the most studied of the Ghettos established by Germany. This uprising included both the Jewish community and Polish resistance movement (Krakowski, 1984). In addition, the Warsaw ghetto was patrolled by armed guards to ensure that no one could escape the ghetto ("Warsaw", 2008). The discussion also focused on the Warsaw uprising. The German occupation had done this in a very short time, yet the worse was yet to come. It lasted for a month but the Jewish fighters were eventually overwhelmed by German troops. first opened fire on German troops in January of 1943, when the German troop attempted to deport more people to death camps. According to a book entitled The War of the Doomed: Jewish Armed Resistance in Poland, 1942-1944, those living in the Warsaw Ghetto understood that Treblinka was not a work camp but a death camp; nearly 300,00 people had been taken to Treblinka and killed according to reports that leaked back to the ghetto (Krakowski, 1984). All of these events occurred prior to the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto. A month after these orders were given the area was sealed off and the Jewish inhabitants were confined to the area of the Ghetto ("Warsaw", 2008). As a result they believed that an uprising was necessary even though they knew the odds were against them.