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Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Taken from the Stroop Report, the photograph shows German troops sweeping through the Warsaw ghetto, May 1943.

Wednesday 19th April 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, one of the largest forms of Jewish resistance to take place during the Holocaust.

Jews within the Warsaw Ghetto, many armed with handmade weapons, resisted the SS-led force as they entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. In response, the Nazis destroyed the ghetto, building by building, forcing Jews remaining in hiding to appear or be killed. 27 days after the initial April attack, on 16 May 1943, the uprising was crushed. While the uprising ultimately failed, it was an extremely significant display of resistance from Jews in Warsaw.

This talk, aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, will utilise sources from the Library’s unique archive to gain an understanding of the different types of resistance during the Holocaust; to study original archival material to comprehend the events of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; to consider why the event was so significant and to reflect on the event 80 years on.

Delivered by Kiera Fitzgerald, the Library’s Education Officer, this session is suitable for those studying the following:

KS3 History

  • Edexcel GCSE History: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939
  • OCR GCSE History: Germany 1925-1955, The People and The State
  • Edexcel A-Level History: Germany and West Germany, 1918–89
  • OCR History: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963
  • AQA History: Democracy and Nazism, Germany 1918-1945
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April 17, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Wiener Holocaust Library
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