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'Hell on Earth': Poland Remembers Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Poland commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising on Friday, marking the day by bestowing honors on survivors and opening a new Jewish history museum.

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Gene J (290)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:52 pm
"Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising on Friday, honoring the armed revolt by Jews against Nazi German forces with ceremonies and the opening of a new Jewish history museum."

70 years? In all truth I learned more about the Jewish experience in that period from two wonderful works, one of fiction but incredibly detailed, historically accurate detail, accounts of the events leading up to and through the end of the second WW. Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. And another, this a graphic novel, written by the son of a Jew who made it through that hellish era, but not easily, it is Maus, by famed cartoonist, Art Spiegelman as he interviewed his father. Neither are celebrations, but they are truth, and the truth of what humanity is capable of should not be lost in commemoration of single events but remembered in totality, that such things may never happen again.

Hilary S (65)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:27 pm
a jewish museum?
one of hitler's goals, once he had rid the world of all traces of jewish people, was to establish a museum to a forgotten race. it seems to me that this warsaw museum has too much in common with that concept.
i guess this museum might be seen as a nod to something somewhat decent in a country which celebrated the eradication of its jews under nazism, but anti-semitism continues to thrive and grow there.

Jason S (50)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:01 pm
Good posting, thanks

Jaime A (52)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 3:38 am
Noted with a sad heart, Thanks.!!

Sherri G (128)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:06 am
It may sound trite but we must never forget. I hired a Chemical Engineer from MN about 20 years ago and something came up about Hitler. His response was "Hitler? He had something to do with WWII didn't he? I was shocked and asked if he didn't study WWII at University. His response was anyone getting a chemical engineering degree didn't have to take history classes. Unbelievable. Thus the reason for the saying, "history forgotten is history repeated". Thanks Cal

paul m (93)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:04 am

They must never forget..

Michael O (176)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:43 am
Never forget.

Diane B (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:05 am
we may never never forget what's happened in that period and we must tell the youth about it so they can't forget it to , all this horrible things must stand on everybodys heart and maybe there is "pece" someday, peace for everybody living on this planet and at places we never heard from,

Peace, Love and Light


Caroline S (78)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 12:49 pm
Ne JAMAIS oublier. JAMAIS. Never forget what happened. Never.

Jennifer W (40)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 12:55 pm
I learnt recently that the Nazis 'eliminated' 48,000 non Jewish Polish people before they started on the Jews. Anyone with any leadership qualities, right down to 16 year old boy and girl scout troop leaders were murdered to ensure the occupation went unchallenged. Makes one think that the current thinking of 'everyone is equal' could be a dangerous concept.

Svetlana B (20)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:50 pm
Never forget! NEVER. Thanks for posting this

Stan B (123)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:17 pm
Noted with great sadness.
Unfortunately the Holocaust is getting to the end of its grieve-by date, many people are forgetting it or don't want to know about it, hence the rise again of anti-Semitism in many countries.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:13 pm
thx Cal .
Sherri : " I was shocked and asked if he didn't study WWII at University. His response was anyone getting a chemical engineering degree didn't have to take history classes"
I am shocked,too! History classes, at university???? Are you saying that is NOT taught in every regular US school? At least highschool and mandatory ?
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