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Simha Rotem, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents,speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Warsaw marks 70 years since uprising in ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Eight-foot high concrete wall encircling Jewish ghetto in German occupied Warsaw, Poland, during World War II. Enclosing Jews, the wall surrounded more than 100 city blocks. After the 1944 uprising, this area was razed to the ground.

Irena Sendler... "a Polish woman who outfoxed the Nazis during WWII and saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children...." "Suppressed during the Communist regime in post-war Poland, and for decades afterwards...Sendler's lucid account of her life and work is a testament to the human capacity for moral courage in the face of depravity and evil during history's darkest times." - PBS.org

Irena Sandler: In the Name of Their Mothers is the story of a group of young Polish women, who outfoxed the Nazis during World War II and saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children.

Remnant of Warsaw Ghetto wall behind a house at Sienna Street 55

The remains of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto built by the Germans in seen today.

#Monument to the Ghetto Uprising Heroes in #Warsaw #poland.. marble originally brought in by Hitler to build a monument for the 3rd Reich in the Warsaw Ghetto.  So, glad it could be utilized for a proper memorial instead

to the Ghetto Uprising Heroes in marble originally brought in by Hitler to build a monument for the Reich in the Warsaw Ghetto. So, glad it could be utilized for a proper memorial instead

Photo Credit: Czarek Sokolowski/APA worker polishes a recently restored monument to the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which stands across from the nearly finished Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, on July 4, 2012.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews will open in Warsaw in 2013

Photo Credit: Czarek Sokolowski/APA worker polishes a recently restored monument to the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which stands across from the nearly finished Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, on July

The Umschlagplatz is located in Warsaw on Stawki Street. This memorial marks the Umschlagplatz, the deportation site for residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.

The Umschlagplatz is located in Warsaw on Stawki Street. This memorial marks the Umschlagplatz, the deportation site for residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.

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