Monday, April 29, 2013

Apr

29

1943

Conditions inside the burning Warsaw ghetto

The original German caption reads: "Destruction of a housing block". A housing block burns during the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

After their attempts to penetrate the Ghetto had failed, they decided to to spare themselves casualties by destroying it from outside with cannon and aerial bombings. A few days later the Ghetto was totally destroyed. Those who survived continued living in bunkers. Apparently the Germans concluded there weren’t many Jews left in the Ghetto and decided it was safe to enter during the day.