The IPN paid tribute to the insurgents from the Warsaw Ghetto

The IPN paid tribute to the insurgents from the Warsaw Ghetto on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Uprising. The Deputy President of the Institute, Dr Mateusz Szpytma laid flowers in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw on 17 April 2020.

On 19 April 1943, fighters from the Jewish Fighting Organization (ŻOB) and the Jewish Military Union (ŻZW) mounted armed resistance against German troops who liquidated the ghetto. It was the last act of the tragedy of Warsaw Jews, mass-deported to Treblinka German death camp. The Uprising lasted less than a month, and its tragic epilogue was the blowing up of the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie Street by the Germans. It was then that SS general Jürgen Stroop, commanding the suppression of the Uprising, who authored the report documenting the course of fighting in the Ghetto (now in the resources of the Institute of National Remembrance) could proclaim that "the Jewish district in Warsaw no longer exists."

On the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Institute of National Remembrance would like to encourage everyone to learn more about the history of the uprising through numerous publications, articles and educational materials which are available on the Institute's website and the IPN’s History Point website:

The IPN has been researching the history of the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish relations for many years. The catalogue of the IPN's publications on this subject includes several dozen publications:,The-Holocaust-and-Polish-Jewish-relations-during-the-Second-World-War-Publicatio.html

It is further worth mentioning that a cooperation agreement in the field of archival research, historical research and educational initiatives was signed  between the Institute of National Remembrance and the Warsaw Ghetto Museum on 17 April 2019

More information:,The-signing-of-a-cooperation-agreement-between-the-Institute-of-National-Remembr.html

Photographs from the IPN’s resources portraying the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto :,Tragedia-Zydow-z-getta-warszawskiego-fotografie-z-Archiwum-IPN.html.

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