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Népszabadság - Hungary | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising unforgotten

On April 19, 1943 Jews rose up against Hitler's occupying power in Warsaw. The events that began that day went down in history as the "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising". For the left-liberal daily Népszabadság the uprising was one of the most influential and dramatic events of the Second World War because "humiliated, starved and unarmed people were capable of rebelling almost without any help from the outside world. The uprising took not only the Nazis by surprise, it also amazed the Poles beyond the ghetto's walls. The Jewish resistance fighters fought with pistols and weapons they had made themselves. ... Although the radical right doggedly tried to play down the rebellion as 'normal' war history, the drama that unfolded back then is still fresh in people's memories."

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