Nixon Designates April, 29 to Mark Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

President Nixon, hailing the “honored and desperate heroes” of the Warsaw Ghetto resistance, has designated April 29 to mark the 30th anniversary of the up-rising in the Polish capital against the Nazi occupation forces “by the beleaguered and outnumbered Jews.”

In a proclamation in accordance with the resolution passed unanimously by both houses of Congress, Nixon said that the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto “by their heroic deeds reaffirmed the determination of the oppressed to fight for freedom and dignity and thereby helped keep alive the spirit of liberty.”

“All who took part” in the “resistance of desperation” in the Warsaw Ghetto, the President said, “knew that death would be the almost certain consequence, yet they readily chose that path in their struggle for freedom.”

“As we recall the valor of these honored and desperate heroes.” he added in his proclamation, “we are mindful that the price of freedom is high. The debt we owe the gallant defenders of the Warsaw Ghetto is part of the same obligation all of us who live in freedom owe to those who refuse to capitulate in the face of invasion or violence. The names of these Warsaw Ghetto warriors are an inspiration to free men everywhere.”

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