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The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue) became head of the Warsaw Jewish Orphanage. In the ghetto, he did everything within his power to improve the situation of the children in his orphanage. Although offered the chance, he rejected the opportunity of going into hiding outside the ghetto and instead chose to stand by his orphans. On Aug 5, 1942, Korczak and the 200 children in his orphanage were deported to the Treblinka death camp where they all…

The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue)…

A street in the Warsaw ghetto - the biggest ghetto in the Poland, with almost half a million Jews. By the end of 1941 most Polish Jews had been moved into ghettos. The Warsaw ghetto was also used to temporarily imprison Jews deported from other countries on the way to the death camps.

Warsaw turned into a ghetto where Hitler sent Jews to live. The ghettos were poor conditions and was over capacity. It was hundreds of thousands of people in a very small place in the city.

Warsaw, Poland, Jews in a street in the ghetto.  From a collection of photographs taken by the German photographer Willi George in the Warsaw Ghetto during a day in the summer of 1941. The collection is unique in that the photographs are not staged.

A Summer day 1941 - Warsaw, Poland on the corner of Franciszkańska street and Nowiniarska street. From a collection of photographs taken by German photographer Willi George. The collection is unique in that the photographs are not staged.

Old building in Warsaw.  #Warsaw Photographs of people living there before 1939. It's probably near Prozna Str which was a part of ghetto during WWII.

PRÓŻNA STREET (part of the jewish ghetto during the war) in Warsaw. Photographs of people living there before

Warsaw, Poland, a woman dying in the street in the ghetto. In the album there are photographs taken in Poland and the USSR in 1941. Some of the Warsaw Ghetto photos are identical to photos in the Joest collection.

Warsaw, Poland, A woman dying in the ghetto street. In the album there are photographs taken in Poland and the USSR in Some of the Warsaw Ghetto photos are identical to photos in the Joest collection.

Three Jewish resistance members about to be executed during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1944.  The range of emotions is obvious;  one in mortal fear and pleading, one erect and defiant, and one resigned and relaxed.  During the uprising, the Jews managed to hold off the Nazis for a while, killing many and wounding more before being overrun and burned out of hiding.

Three Jewish resistance members about to be executed during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in During the uprising, the Jews managed to hold off the Nazis for a while, killing many and wounding more before being overrun and burned out of hiding.

Jews on cattle cars waiting for the inevitable, just horrific.

Deportation of Jewish women from the Warsaw ghetto - Poland, They are being sent to death camps by train.

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