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Częstochowa Ghetto Uprising

Shelled Warsaw Square (now Ghetto Heroes Square, circa 1944) after the Częstochowa Ghetto uprising

The Częstochowa Ghetto Uprising was an insurrection in Poland's Częstochowa Ghetto against German occupation forces during World War II. It took place in late June 1943, resulting in some 2,000 young Jews losing their lives.

The first instance of armed resistance took place on January 4, 1943, at the so-called Large Ghetto established by the Germans in April 1941.[1] During the 'selection' of some 500 Jews to be deported to the ghetto in [2]

The final liquidation of the so-called Small Ghetto (work camp for munitions factory) commenced in June 1943,[3] after four months of mass executions at the Cemetery (Jewish elders, children, intellectuals) and 'selections' of Jews for deportations to slave labour camps including in [2]


  1. ^ The Jews of Czestochowa. Coexistence—Holocaust—Memory, 2004. PDF 875.6 KB. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jewish community of Częstochowa. History".  
  3. ^ Andrew Rajcher (translated from Polish original), The Częstochowa Ghetto. World Society of Częstochowa Jews and Their Descendants (Home Page). Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Shmuel Krakowski (translated from Hebrew by David Fachler) (2010). "Armed Resistance".  
  • "Ruch podziemny w częstochowskim getcie : wspomnienia" Liber Brener

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