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Free Film- Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story
January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story- January 22
6:30 pm- Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, heavily equipped German forces entered the Warsaw ghetto. Against them stood an army of a few hundred young Jewish men and women, armed with pistols and Molotov cocktails. Who were these Jewish fighters who dared oppose the armed might of the SS troops? The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world. Despite that, the generally accepted account of the Uprising is incomplete. The truth is that among the uprising fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a group that was not granted commemoration. The story of those fighters disappeared from history books and their place in the myth of heroism during the Holocaust was omitted. How did it happen? Were political and ideological reasons behind this disappearance?
(Running time: 61 minutes, Hebrew and English with English subtitles, 2017)