1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Shortly after occupying Poland 1939, the Nazis forced the Jewish residents of Warsaw into a two-square mile walled ghetto. In 1942, the Germans began to move Jews to concentration camp. Residents were told their neighbors were being moved to work camps, but word soon came back that those moved were being massacred. In response, the Jewish Combat Organization acquired small arms and led an uprising against the Nazis on January 18th, 1943. The Germans were driven from ghetto, and several subsequent Nazi tank attacks were also driven back. In total, it took almost five months and 300 dead troops for the Nazis to regain control. Almost all of the Ghetto’s occupants were killed in the attacks or in the subsequent deportation and extermination.