Today in History: The Germans ym"s seal the borders of the Warsaw Ghetto
By Toby Friedman
Let us take a moment to commemorate what happened today, eighty-one years ago. It was the day the Germans sealed the borders of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, imprisoning 400,000 Jews behind walls that they had to pay for and build themselves. This brought the Germans ym”s one step closer to their plan of exterminating all Jews in occupied Poland.
Throughout its existence, 100,000 Jews perished from sickness and starvation in this ghetto. In 1942, two years after the Nazis enclosed the blighted area, 265,000 Jews were sent to Treblinka to be tragically murdered in the gas chamber. Today, people from all over the world come to see those walls that imprisoned so many innocent victims.
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