Next Monday, April 17th, from 4 PM-5 PM BST, the Wiener Holocaust Library will host a virtual student and teacher talk to mark 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 on April 19th, 1943, 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. On May 16th, some 27 days after it began, 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 utilize 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:
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
FREE registration is available here.
1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.
2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).
3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavor to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.
4. The event will be recorded for the Library’s YouTube channel and will be shared at a later date
For more information on the Wiener Holocaust Library, please visit: wienerholocaustlibrary.org