Misconceptions about Warsaw Ghetto Uprising abound, says historian Zachary Mazur


April 21, 2023

Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski

Jews in the process of being deported from the Warsaw Ghetto following the revolt of April-May 1943. (From the family archives of Maciej Grzywaczewski, son of Leszek Grzywaczewski.)

(JNS) - The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was not the only example of armed Jewish resistance against the Nazis during the Holocaust. A very small percentage of ghetto prisoners fought, and the revolt occurred late in the war, from April 19 to May 16, 1943.

"There is plenty of ignorance in the general public about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and about the context in which it took place," Zachary Mazur, a senior historian at the Warsaw-based POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, told JNS.

Mazur will participate in a discussion on "Battles over the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Memory Wars" on April 3...

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