The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Final Stand When the concentration camps were liberated, only 60,000 people were found alive, 10,000 of them later died due to disease and the effects of malnutrition. During the holocaust there were different camps and ghettos designed to keep the Jewish community imprisoned. Inside these “prisons” Jewish people showed resistance and defiance in various ways. Jewish people showed armed and spiritual resistance to preserve their honor and humanity.
Jewish people preformed spiritual resistance by forming schools and creating records. Keeping records was one of the ways the Jews resisted the oppression of the Nazis.”Groups in may ghettos established secret archives and methodically wrote, collected, and stored reports, diaries, and documents about daily life in the ghettos.”(Spiritual). This was a way of resistance because it allowed the Jewish people to keep a sense of control and not lose track of what is happening around them. They also weren't allowed to keep these archives and did it under high risk. Another form of spiritual resistance was education. Jewish people would open small, clandestine schools to keeps the children educated. ”Throughout occupied Poland, hundreds of clandestine schools and classes were organised inside the ghetto.”(Spiritual).This quote explains that the jewish people
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This was shown in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. “ŻOB commander Mordecai Anielewicz commanded the Jewish fighters in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Armed with pistols, grenades (many of them homemade), and a few automatic weapons and rifles, the ŻOB fighters stunned the Germans and their auxiliaries on the first day of fighting, forcing the German forces to retreat outside the ghetto wall.”(Warsaw).The Jewish people did this to at least die by their own means. By engaging in armed resistance they did what they could to preserve the honor that they had. The Jews also made several stands against the Nazis in ghettos throughout