The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Preceding World War II, the Nazi party in Germany rose to power and, under Adolf Hitler, committed the largest genocide the world has ever seen: the Holocaust. The ideology of the Nazi party led to the discrimination and extremely harsh persecution of the Jewish people, as well as many others who did not seem fit for the perfect German race. Jews, as well as the handicapped, homosexual, disabled, and so on, were sent to concentration camps where they were forced to perform manual labor and then killed. However, before the Nazis sent the Jews to concentration camps, they set up ghettos throughout German-controlled territory in Europe. The largest of these ghettos was the Warsaw Ghetto, located in Poland. What…show more content…
Hitler used the Jewish people as a scapegoat for the problems Germany had as a nation. They were his main targets throughout his reign of terror and the majority of those killed, approximately six million, in the Holocaust. However, Nazi ideology was not discriminatory to only Jews. Gypsies, homosexuals, handicapped, homeless people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and communists were all targeted and killed or imprisoned, along with the Jews (Bergen…show more content…
leader, led a different battle on Zamenhof Street. He recalls in his memoir, A Surplus of Memory: Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto, him and his gang hiding in a room of the house as the Germans ran up the stairs yelling for them to get out. An astounding story Zuckerman clearly remembers is one of his friend, Zacharia Artstein, sitting and reading a book in the middle of the room as the Germans entered. When they looked around the room, Artstein shot the officers in the back and the gang gathered their weapons and ammunition (Zuckerman 282). This helped arm some of the resistance fighters and the battles waged

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