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Memorial to Warsaw Ghetto uprising is vandalized

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WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — The entrance to a memorial for the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising was vandalized.

The words “Jude Raus,” meaning “Jews Out,” were discovered Wednesday at the Anielewicz Mound in Warsaw, a monument to commander Mordechai Anielewicz and his fighters.

Police are investigating the vandalism to the monument on Mila Street, which was a busy thoroughfare in Jewish Warsaw before the Holocaust.

Anielewicz and the Jewish Combat Organization made their plans and directed operations from a bunker at 18 Mila St. The Germans surrounded the bunker on May 7, 1943. Most of the 100 resistance fighters and leaders inside the bunker committed suicide, though a few escaped.

A memorial stone atop the mound recounts the story of the resistance fighters led by Anielewicz.

 

 

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