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Commemoration of Jewish Uprising in Bialystok Against Nazis

The anniversary of the 1943 Jewish uprising against the Nazis which began in the Bialystokaghetto — the second largest after the Warsaw Ghetto — was officially commemorated in that Polish city on August 16, the World Jewish Congress reported today.

WJC monitoring sources here reported that Polish television gave coverage to the event. The television broadcast noted “the heroic struggle against the Nazi aggressor lasted ten days.” The broadcast added: “On the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the uprising, wreaths and flowers were laid at the place of Jewish martyrdom in Zabia Street in Bialystok.”