Ghetto Warsaw

Asiah Stephens

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe

From April 19 to May 16, 1943, during World War II, residents of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw

An estimated 7,000 Jews perished during the uprising, while nearly 50,000 others who survived were sent to extermination or labor camps

In November 1940, this ghetto was sealed off by brick walls, barbed wire and armed guards, and anyone caught leaving was shot on sight

An estimated 55,000 to 60,000 Jews remained in the Warsaw ghetto, and small groups of these survivors formed underground self-defense

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