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80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The presidents of Poland, Germany and Israel – Andrzej Duda, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Izaak Herzog – bowed in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw

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On the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, central ceremonies are held in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, with the participation of, among others, President Andrzej Duda, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Israeli President Isaac Herzog. All three at the beginning of the ceremony bowed in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw.

After 12 o’clock there was also a ceremony of laying wreaths by the presidents in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. The prime minister is also among the gathered Mateusz MorawieckiMarshal of the Sejm Elizabeth WitekSpeaker of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki, Minister of National Defense Mariusz BlaszczakMinister of Culture Piotr GlinskiDeputy Minister of Culture Jarosław Sellin, Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Kasprzyk, President of the Institute of National Remembrance Karol Nawrocki, Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz, Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich.

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The presidents of Poland, Germany and Israel bowed before the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in WarsawTVN24

At noon, to commemorate the anniversary, alarm sirens wailed all over Warsaw.

At noon, sirens wailed and bells rang

Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto

80 years ago, on April 19, 1943, an uprising began in the Warsaw Ghetto, which went down in history as the greatest act of opposition to the Holocaust.

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It was the first urban uprising against the Germans in occupied Europe, an act of a symbolic nature, considering the slim chance of success. In an uneven fight that lasted almost a month, the poorly armed fighters of the Jewish Combat Organization and the Jewish Military Union resisted SS, Wehrmacht, security police and auxiliary formations. At that time, the Germans razed the ghetto to the ground, methodically burning down house after house. For the Germans, a symbolic act of “completion of the mission to finally deal with the Jews of Warsaw” was the blowing up of the Great Synagogue on Tłomackie Street on 16 May. The fighting of individual groups continued, however, in May and June.

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