Warsaw remembers Ghetto Uprising
PR dla Zagranicy
Daffodil flowers added a splash of colour to the Polish capital as the city remembered the 72nd anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising.
Rabbi Schudrich prayed at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising monument on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
The third edition of the “Akcja Żonkile” (Daffodils for Memory) commemorated the anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising in the Polish capital.
The slogan of this year's "Daffodils for memory" event was "We are connected by memory". Photo: Magda Starowieyska/POLIN museum
Dozens of wreaths were placed in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in central Warsaw, and flowers were also laid at the Umschlagplatz Monument on Anielewicza Street.
The events were attended by representatives of the Prime Minister's Chancellery, as well as members of the Jewish community in Poland, including Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich.
Several thousand took part in the Uprising in 1943. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
The POLIN Museum of Polish Jews will hold a musical concert in the evening as part of the commemorations.
Several hundred Jewish fighters actively took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the German Nazi troops.
The Uprising was finally crushed on 16 May 1943. It is estimated that about 13,000 Jews died in the ghetto during the revolt. The majority of captured survivors were transported to death camps, marking the final liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. (rg)