The Warsaw Ghetto
-October 16th, 1940 Hans Frank, a senior Nazi, ordered establishment of a ghetto after his successful invasion in Poland
-November 16th the ghetto was sealed off
-Enclosed by 10 foot wall topped with barbed wire and also heavily guarded
-Largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe
-Around 400,000 Jews were in the ghetto. It was 1.3 square miles with an average of 7 people per room.
- Adam Czerniakow wrote "Children starved to death.." as people only got 186 calories per day
-100,000 people died from starvation or disease
- April 19, 1943 uprising started after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport surviving inhabitants
- Newspaper Report: "Germans bombarded ghetto with firebombs...Fewer than 100,000 people lined up at concentration points [to be sent to be killed] and 20,000 fought against the German Nazis."
- Nazis walked in the ghetto and shot anyone they saw, and 55,000 people were killed in the uprising
-Anyone found alive after the uprising was sent to Treblinka and killed.
- End of May, Warsaw Ghetto ceased to exist
- In the city, there was less than 6% of the population left before the revolt
- The uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto inspired other ghettos to revolt
- One of the causes of the extermination camps
- Was the early stages of all of the concentration camps, and Hitler's totalitarian reign