The Day a Jewish flag flew over the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was established in October 1940. Jews in Warsaw and its suburbs were rounded up, and 400,000 people, about 30% of the population of Warsaw, were squeezed into the Ghetto that was about 2.4% the size of Warsaw. Over 100,000 Ghetto residents died due to rampant disease or starvation, as well as random killings. Between Tisha Be’Av (July 23) and Yom Kippur (September 21) 1942, about a quarter of a million Jews were deported from the... Read More