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This Happened

This Happened — May 16: Warsaw Uprising Put Down

The Warsaw Uprising officially ended on this day in 1943, when the remaining Jewish fighters were killed or captured by German forces.

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What was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a military operation by the Jewish resistance during World War II aimed at resisting the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps. The uprising began on April 19, 1943, and lasted for 28 days. It is believed that between 13,000 and 16,000 Jews were killed during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, including both combatants and civilians.

Why did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fail?

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising failed due to a combination of factors, including lack of outside support, insufficient weapons and supplies, and the overwhelming military power of the German army.

What happened to the survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

Many of the survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising were sent to concentration camps or forced labor camps by the Germans. Others went into hiding or joined the Polish underground resistance movement.

What was the impact of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Jewish history?

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is seen as a symbol of Jewish resistance and bravery in the face of oppression. It has become an important part of Jewish history and has been commemorated in literature, film, and other forms of art.

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The Changing Destiny Of Chicago's Polish Diaspora

Based on conversations with author and psychotherapist Gregorz Dzedzić, who is part of the Polish diaspora in Chicago, as well as the diary entries of generations of Polish immigrants, journalist Joanna Dzikowska has crafted a narrative that characterizes the history of the community, from its beginnings to its modern-day assimilation.

The Changing Destiny Of Chicago's Polish Diaspora

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Polish diaspora was still quite insular.

Joanna Dzikowska

“There were instances when people came here from Polish villages, in traditional shoes and clothing, and, the next day, everything was burned, and I no longer recognized the people who came up to me, dressed and shaved in the American fashion. The newly-dressed girls quickly found husbands, who in turn had to cover all of their new wives’ expenses. There were quite a lot of weddings here, because there were many single men, so every woman — lame, hunchbacked or one-eyed — if only a woman, found a husband right away."

- From the diary of Marcel Siedlecki, written from 1878 to 1936

CHICAGO — To my father, Poland was always a country with a deep faith in God and the strength of Polish honor. When he spoke about Poland, his voice turned into a reverent whisper.

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