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Resistance in the Ghettos

The ghettos were centers of organization for various forms of Jewish resistance. In some ghettos the resistance activity revolved around underground groups. These were often founded by Jewish youth movements that functioned alongside the Judenrat - whether in cooperation or in confrontation with it. As it became clear that the Nazis intended to murder the Jews of Europe, the activity of the underground groups in the ghettos evolved into armed resistance. This resistance reached its peak during the deportations, when Jewish uprisings broke out in various ghettos. The most well known and largest of these uprisings was in Warsaw. In Western Europe, the activity of the youth movements in this period focused mainly on organizing their own rescue.

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 15
Diaries and Letters 15
Documents 22
Lexicon Entries 11
Photographs 34
Research 1
Testimonies 3
Works of Art 1
Total Sources 102