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  • 1. Warsaw Ghettos

2. The Beginning
The ghettos were for the Jews
The first ghetto was formed in October 1940
The ghettos were in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw was the capital of Poland
About 400,000 Jews were sent to live in the ghettos
3. The Ghettos
By November, the ghettos were closed off by a wall with barbed wire on the top
About 7.2 people lived in one room
After more Jews were sent to live there the rooms got even more crowded
The ghetto was divided into two sections, North and South
The ghetto took up about 2.4 of the citys land
4. Conditions
Life was tough in the ghettos, and later they got worse
People began stealing food to bring into the ghettos
The poor had nothing to eat so they began to starve
After starving for weeks the poor Jews died
The dead bodies would be all over the streets
This began to bring disease in the ghettos
Families had to strip their dead family members clothes so they could sell them for money and food
5. The daily food ration was about 181 calories
Smuggling the food into the ghetto was very risky and many people lost their lives
Many of the Jews were demanded to do things
Some were demanded to kill their families or lose their own lives
6. Disease Spreads
Disease spread because of the dead corpses laying all over the roads
It was estimated that 6,000 Jews died every month
Disease also spread because of very poor sanitation
The German troops didnt care to help the Jews with the sanitation problem so it just more to die
7. Rebellion
After living in the ghettos for years, Jews began to rebel
In 1942 the Jews began to rebel, this is none as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Some of the Jews started the group called Z.O.B (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa)
They wanted the Jews to resist going onto railroad cars
The ghetto fighters used guns causing the troops to retreat
8. Shots were fired everywhere at the Jews by the German troops
Doctors were put in prison for helping the hurt Jews
Many say the uprisings were started because Jews still living in the ghettos found out that the Jews sent to the death camps were killed
They found out that they were killed by gas chambers and burning the bodies
About seven thousand died fighting or hiding in the ghetto during the uprising
The uprising left a huge destruction on the ghetto, buildings torn and burnt down
9. Liquidation
By January, the Jews were training to defend the ghetto
The Jews caused the German troops to withdrawal on April 19, 1943
The remaining Jews were sent to labor camps
Although, many labor camps turned into death camps
Many Jews hid so they wouldnt be taken away
The Jews hid in abandoned buildings and they hid in the ruble from burnt down buildings
10. At the time of liquidation about 100,000 residents died of starvation and disease
The Jews were getting deported from the ghettos
Many ran and hid while others were sent away
11. Importance
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is still important today
Everyone remembers that event because it shows that Jews finally stood up for themselves
They took control and tried their hardest to fight off German force
12. Bibliography
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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, by Marek Edelman." CPCW: The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. 25 Mar. 2010..
Warsaw Ghetto | Warsaw Life." Warsaw Life | Warsaw Travel Guide | Restaurants Shops Pubs and Apartments Warsaw Hotels | Poland. 25 Mar. 2010. .
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising." Jewish Virtual Library - Homepage. 25 Mar. 2010. .
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Photos from the Stroop Report." Scrapbookpages.com - a Web Site for Tourists and Armchair Travelers. 25 Mar. 2010. .