EJC: Hundreds march through Warsaw to mark 80 years since Nazis liquidated Jewish ghetto

EJC: Hundreds march through Warsaw to mark 80 years since Nazis liquidated Jewish ghetto
25/07/2022

Hundreds of people marched through Warsaw to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Nazi liquidation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II.

The procession passed through the location where Jews were deported from the ghetto to the Treblinka death camp in central Poland in 1942, killing 260,000.

Marchers carried symbolic ribbons bearing the names of the deportees.

This year’s march was dedicated to the theme of victims of deportations and forced displacement, with millions of Ukrainians having fled their homes due to Russia’s invasion on February 24.

Nazi Germany created the Warsaw ghetto — the biggest of its kind in World War II — in 1940 to hold almost half a million Jews during its occupation of Poland.

Residents were crammed into a small neighborhood where disease and starvation were rampant, before a decree announcing the start of the ghetto’s liquidation arrived on July 22, 1942.

In three months, 260,000 people — a quarter of Warsaw’s population — were deported to Treblinka and killed as part of the Holocaust.

European Jewish Congress