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This day 70 years ago: 19 April 1943 - the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: 70th anniversary marked in Poland
Some of the last survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising gathered in the Polish capital to commemorate the 70th anniversary one of the most desperate acts of defiance to German occupation and the slaughter of Polish Jews.


Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: 70th anniversary marked in Poland - Telegraph

They left it too late to strike IMO

If ever there was a case of 'too little too late' this was it :?

But at least they went down fighting :cool:
 
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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: 70th anniversary marked in Poland
Some of the last survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising gathered in the Polish capital to commemorate the 70th anniversary one of the most desperate acts of defiance to German occupation and the slaughter of Polish Jews.


Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: 70th anniversary marked in Poland - Telegraph

They left it too late to strike IMO

If ever there was a case of 'too little too late' this was it :?

But at least they went down fighting :cool:
Too early, surely?

Edit- sorry, the ghetto uprising, not the city uprising - the latter was too early...
 

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Those fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto had good reason to hate the Nazis. The hatred helped them fight so bravely.

You might fear that this and all the hatred arising from WW2 would then poison us for years. But we have been fortunate that most of the poison has been drained away. Especial thanks should go to the Jewish people, the European Community and people like Willy Brandt - Warschauer Kniefall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Lets not forget the heroic Soviets who stopped their tanks outside Warsaw and allowed the Nazis finish off the Ghettos. Gilmore and his like forgot that when they were supporting the Workers Party love affair with the USSR
 

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a socialist and communist organised up-rising, in case you didn't know.

When the Warsaw Ghetto rose up

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I accept everyting you say and have posted but the actions of the USSR right from the Molotov Ribbontropp Agreement, Katyn Wood massacres, division of Berlin, Iron Curtain, Hungarian and Czechoslovakian interference are completely unjustified and how so many of the so called Irish Left supported the USSR including Tomas MacGiolla, Sean Garland, Gilmore, De Rossa and Rabbitte supported them remains a mystery to me. I can imagine the uproar if Kenny and the Blueshirt scum highlighted their support of Franco, Peron, Le Man and Pinochet
 
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Those fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto had good reason to hate the Nazis. The hatred helped them fight so bravely.

You might fear that this and all the hatred arising from WW2 would then poison us for years. But we have been fortunate that most of the poison has been drained away. Especial thanks should go to the Jewish people, the European Community and people like Willy Brandt - Warschauer Kniefall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And Jean Monnet.

http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=jean monnet&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Monnet&ei=KMlxUcnrCo6BhQfevoGYDg&usg=AFQjCNFoEO-H4Ug3ipxLSKGCnr6NYAQ6Lw&bvm=bv.45512109,d.ZG4
 

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Lets not forget the heroic Soviets who stopped their tanks outside Warsaw and allowed the Nazis finish off the Ghettos. Gilmore and his like forgot that when they were supporting the Workers Party love affair with the USSR
Yes well and however

The Soviets were stretched to breaking point by the time they reached the banks of the Vistula

It would have needed weeks of rest and re supply to launch a direct assault of this Major River line and into an heavily defended urban area

From a Military perspective it would make no sense

And from Stalin's perspective it made no political sense

BTW the PHA made little attempt to help the Jews either in their Last Stand in the Ghetto...:oops:

So maybe it was a case of what goes round

- comes round...:shock:
 

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An odd thing just happened in my little world. The film 'The Odessa File' was on TV recently and I recorded it. I had seen it years ago and was curious enough to watch it again. I started to watch it a few hours ago and decided to do a search for 'Roschmann' (a character mentioned numerous times in the film and seen in flashbacks too). Anyway, this search led me to a man (using the word 'man' very loosely here) named Dirlewanger. An absolute savage and probably the worst of all Nazis I've read about. He was at the forefront of the final decimation of the last of the Warsaw resistance people.

I then read an account by a German soldier of his experiences of the events of August 1st-5th and I found myself sympathising with him. I'll try to provide a link shortly. Then this thread appears. Strange indeed.

Edited to provide link: http://www.warsawuprising.com/witness/schenk.htm
 
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In my view the Soviets and British left those poor people to it after false promises.
 
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