Footbridge

Memorial installation of the wooden footbridge that connected two parts of Warsaw ghetto.

It was called “The Bridge of Sighs”.

One of the buildings visible on the old pictures is still here.

Footbridge 1

Footbridge 2

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Footbridge 5

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Footbridge 8

[10.07.2012]

A day to remember

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Heroes Of The Ghetto monument, Warsaw.

Sixty nine years ago, on April the 19th 1943, people who’d been already sentenced to death decided to chose the way they would die.

That day, German troops entering Warsaw ghetto in order to finally “clear” it, were welcomed by bullets and home-made grenades. Jewish military organisations started the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

It wasn’t fight to win, it wasn’t fight for freedom. It was the way to regain dignity.

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The Warsaw ghetto 1947. Photo by Henry N. Cobb, from the collection of Warsaw Historical Museum.

After the fighting ceased a month later, all the buildings of the ghetto were destroyed. Those inhabitants  who survived, were sent to concentration camps.