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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


The Warsaw Ghetto

Published 18 April 2013

April 19 marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in which a small number of armed Jews resisted the German Army as it attempted to clear out the ghetto for a month before being crushed. These photos were taken by Joe J. Heydecker, a German author and journalist who served as a simple soldier in the German Army. Using a Kine Exakta camera, he recorded many scenes that he saw during the war, including a series of photographs from the Warsaw Ghetto taken between November 11, 1941, and April 16, 1942. He continued to take photographs in spite of the ban issued in 1941 on independent photographers. (18 PHOTOS)

1

A man holds a girl.

2

A snowy street in the ghetto

3

Jews stand by bread baskets on a ghetto street.

4

A Jew in the ghetto displays newspapers for sale.

5

Jews in a ghetto street

6

A Jew in the ghetto

7

A resident of the ghetto displays his wares.

8

Two Jewish policemen stand near barbed-wire fences.

9

Jews deal with smuggled merchandise.

10

A beggar in the ghetto

11

A German soldier inspects a Jew's documents.

12

A sign in the ghetto forbids entrance to the area quarantined for typhus sufferers.

13

A young woman and a girl beg in the street.

14

A German soldier checks the documents of two Jews.

15

A store sign says "Manicure-Chana Branstein."

16

A Jew sells mouse traps in the ghetto.

17

An elderly Jew and a child in the ghetto

18

A snowy street in the ghetto