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Warsaw marks ghetto uprising


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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler

Warsaw residents, including representatives of the Jewish community, marked the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

The April 19 ceremony featured prayers and the laying of... read full article

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