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Warsaw marks ghetto uprising

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April 23, 2014 | 3:24 pm

<em>Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler</em>

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 wreaths at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in the Polish capital. The approximately 200 participants then marched to the Umschlagplatz square, the site where Jews in the early 1940s were rounded up by German troops for deportation to the Treblinka death camp.

Some 7,000 Jews were shot by Nazi troops in the month-long uprising of 1943. Approximately 40,000 Jews were ordered into the ghetto in 1940.

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