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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 initially centered on underground groups, 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 them being in Warsaw. In Western Europe, the activity of the youth movements in this period focused mainly on organizing rescue attempts.

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 16
Diaries and Letters 14
Documents 25
Lexicon Entries 25
Photographs 33
Research 1
Testimonies 2
Works of Art 1
   
Total Sources 117