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On its 80th anniversary, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is remembered

By 04/19/2023 10:30 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Presidents, Holocaust survivors, and their offspring honored the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Wednesday with a sad awareness that the younger generations will be responsible for maintaining the legacy of the Holocaust.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the president of Germany, stated that the aggression of his nation should serve as a lesson since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “destroyed the foundations of our European security order.”

“You in Poland and Israel are aware of the necessity of defending freedom and independence because of your histories. At a ceremony with Polish and Israeli presidents Andrzej Duda and Isaac Herzog, Steinmeier remarked, “You know how crucial it is for a democracy to protect itself.

But we Germans have also internalized the historical lessons. Never again implies that there should never be another criminal act of aggression in Europe, like Russia’s assault against Ukraine.

The celebration celebrates the hundreds of young Jews who fought back in Warsaw in 1943 against the mighty Nazi German army.

There are no longer any fighting survivors. The final living commander, Marek Edelman, passed away in 2009.

He stayed in Poland and contributed to preserving the memory of the uprising there. Simcha Rotem, a warrior who used sewage tunnels to transport people from the burning ghetto, passed away in Israel in 2018.

The majority of the elderly witnesses who are still alive now were kids during the uprising.

Three presidents whose countries were irrevocably changed by World War II led the commemorations in front of the Memorial to the Ghetto Heroes, the combat site.

After the war, Israel was established to provide Jews with a place to feel safe after centuries of European persecution finally.

Germany has admitted its crimes and expressed regret for the death and damage it caused in the vast territories it controlled.

Steinmeier pleaded for pardon once more.

In front of you today, I bow to the brave warriors in the Warsaw ghetto, as German Federal President Steinmeier stated. “I bow in utter sorrow before the dead.”

And Poland, which was invaded and subjected to widespread murder and damage while also housing Europe’s biggest pre-war Jewish community, fulfills its obligation to preserve places like the ghetto and the Auschwitz death camp while also paying tribute to the enormous losses imposed on the whole country.

Approximately 3 million Jews and the remaining 5 to 6 million Poles, most Christians, died during the conflict in Poland.


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