Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on SepiaTown

67 years ago today the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to its tragic end and the Nazi's plot to deport and exterminate the remaining population of Warsaw's once vibrant Jewish community succeeded.

At the start of the Uprising in April 1943 roughly 63,000 Jews still remained in the ghetto.  By May 16th 13,000 of those had been killed (many burned alive in fires set by the SS) and the other 50,000 had been captured and shipped to concentration and extermination camps, most notably Treblinka.
Read more about it here...

See mapped Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising related images on SepiaTown...

(click on any image to see its page on the site)

1 comment:

  1. The photos are like today's news. So very current looking and the pain so utter and chilling. God help us.