May 23, 2013 |
WARSAW, Poland - Boruch Spiegel, 93, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. Mr. Spiegel died May 9 in Montreal, where he had spent the last four years in a nursing home, his son, Julius, said Tuesday. With Mr. Spiegel's death, the tiny group of survivors of the legendary World War II revolt that was crushed 70 years ago this month grows even smaller.
October 15, 2010 |
A canister of film on a shelf in a bunker in the German woods, an archive of Nazi propaganda, discovered after World War II. A label on the canister: " Das Ghetto . " In the extraordinary, powerful, disturbing A Film Unfinished , much of the footage from that reel, shot in May 1942 in the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw, is replayed - and revisited with the knowledge that it was a lie. Directed by an unknown Nazi official, who deployed cameramen...
April 19, 1993 |
Edith Millman remembered the sky over the walled, 200-square-block Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. "The sky was black with fires; they just burned everything down," Millman, now of Willow Grove, recalled of the bitter, 27-day Jewish uprising that began 50 years ago today as German soldiers moved in, intent on finally making Poland's capital city "Jewish-free. " About 3,000 people, many of them Holocaust survivors, gathered to commemorate the anniversary yesterday at the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, the haunting sculpture of twisted limbs and flames erected 29 years ago at 16th Street and the Parkway.
March 23, 2003 |
Poking around a Lambertville flea market six years ago, artist Ed Adams stopped, mesmerized by the faces before him. Staring back at him from worn, unlined ledger paper were the expressive eyes of pensive men. One with a Jewish star on his clothing. Another holding a young boy's hand. Another man in prayer. These were among the 13 pencil drawings at a vendor's table. "What attracted me was the quality of the drawings," Adams said. "When I heard the background from the vendor, they completely haunted me. " Adams was told that the drawings came from the Warsaw Ghetto and made their way to the United States by a family that knew the artist.
June 9, 1994 |
On Sept. 19, 1941, in violation of army orders, an otherwise unexceptional middle-aged German soldier entered the Warsaw Ghetto and photographed the mixture of horror and struggle that he saw there. Sgt. Heinz Jost's photographic foray, conducted on his birthday, produced 129 graphic images and several enduring mysteries: What was his initial motivation? How was his view of the Nazi mission altered by this close encounter with its devastating effects? Why did he keep the pictures to himself for more than 40 years, and why did he finally offer them to the world?
April 8, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Israel dedicated its annual memorial day for the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to mark 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a symbol of Jewish resistance against the Nazis in World War II that resonates deeply in Israel to this day. At the opening ceremony at nightfall, President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both linked the desperate Jewish revolt of 1943 to the warrior mentality that enabled the...
April 28, 2003 |
"URGENT! To all Ghetto Inhabitants! Resettlement means Treblinka and Treblinka means Death. Defy the Enemy, Defend Yourself and Your Family. Attack the Enemy with Whatever you have, Even with your Bare Fists. " If the new measure of modern massacre is Sept. 11, consider for a moment the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, where 400,000 Polish Jews were herded into the tenements of the city's Jewish quarter with little idea the Nazis planned to simply slaughter them all. Then alarming leaflets such as the one above appeared on buildings and gates.
November 24, 2012
Vladka Meed, 90, a courier and weapons smuggler for the Jewish resistance in Poland during World War II who published a harrowing early chronicle of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, died Nov. 21 at her daughter's home in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The death was confirmed by her son, Steven Meed. The cause was Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Meed was born Feigel Peltel in Warsaw on Dec. 29, 1921. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, she and hundreds of thousands of other Jews were systematically rounded up and forced into a squalid Warsaw ghetto of one-square mile.
January 19, 2000 |
A survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto yesterday told a federal judge about Nazi atrocities as seen through the eyes of a 14-year old Jewish boy. But Samuel Hilton, now 70, couldn't identify Fedir Kwoczak, a retired Philadelphia construction worker, as one of the guards who brutalized and killed Jews in Hilton's hometown or other places in Poland during World War II. At times in tears, Hilton, of Scottsdale, Ariz., an accountant, recalled how the Nazis and their Russian and Ukrainian guards turned his native Warsaw into a slaughter pit in 1943.
May 23, 1990 |
In another time and place Irene might have taken piano lessons from Annetta Lockhart, a Cherry Hill composer. But not even Irene's second name survives and all that remains of her short and horror-filled life are a few poems she wrote chronicling her existence in the Warsaw ghetto before she met her death at Auschwitz. Lockhart is concerned that even those shards of memory, and the memory of millions of other lives lost in the Holocaust, seem to be receding with the passage of time.