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The Little Boy With His Hands Up

Few countries were affected by the Holocaust more than Poland. In 1939, the Nazis invaded Poland (known as the Defensive War or the September Campaign) and subsequently occupied the country for the duration of WWII. Due to the high Jewish population of Poland, Nazi occupation of Poland had dire consequences for Jewish communities in Poland, especially in Warsaw, the country's capital. Nazi rule in Warsaw consisted, among many policies, of the creation of a specific quarter of Jewish residence, walled off from the rest of the city. This quarter is known as the Warsaw Ghetto, which became the largest of all Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occuppied Poland. This exhibit is meant to visually document the experience of Jewish residents in the Warsaw Ghetto and the responses and reactions that led to the famous Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in April - May, 1943 and its aftermath. The Nazi suppression of the Uprising in Spring, 1943 resulted in the deportation of the vast majority of the Jewish population of the city to Nazi concentration camps. The title of this exhibit is a reference to one of the seminal and striking images of the emptying of the Ghetto. Every effort has been made to give full and proper credit to the sources for these resources, however, if there is any fault in this resource, please contact the curator (Dawson McCall) at dmccall1981@gmail.com

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