The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: myth and reality
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Arch Psych Psych 2006;8(4):29-44
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Myth has been created over time to frame the event as a guerrilla-like, belated resistance of the Warsaw Jews to the genocide. In reality, only a very small fraction of the ghetto's population, totaling 220 young people, instigated and carried out the uprising on April 19, 1943. The suicidal, futile nature of this event is frequently denied, but we the Holocaust survivors know that resistance was impossible and playing for time was the only avenue of frustrating the genocidal program. The mythical version of the Uprising is inconsistent with the reality and memoirs of those who participated in the event.
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