Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Tags: Holocaust, Memory

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"A flag, what is that? A stick with a rag on it? No, sir, a flag is more than that. With a flag one can lead men wherever one wants to, even into the Promised Land. For a flag men will live and die." Theodore Herzl.

On April 19th, 1943 Jewish men and women determined to fight with pride, waved flags to symbolize the onset of their courageous resistance against the Nazis who sought to destroy the Jewish People.

The dream of my life has risen to become fact. Jewish self-defense in the ghetto will have been a reality. Jewish armed resistance and revenge are facts. I have been a witness to the magnificent, heroic fighting of Jewish men in battle. Mordechai Anielewicz

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising represents courage, unity of destiny and the leadership inherent in the Jewish people from our outset.

Painting by Israel Bernbaum, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Every year, the Jewish nation honors the memory of our fallen soldiers on Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day and we celebrate our independent Jewish State on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

Israel Forever is proud to be a part of helping people around the world feel more connected to these events and to understanding their personal significance as we protect the legacy of our national story - from Holocaust to renewal, from exile to independence.

We hope you will join us in an annual celebration of the uprising that emerged from the depths of ghetto and continues to call out to the world as a legacy of Jewish dignity and resilience.

As a testimony to their courage and commitment, RAISE YOUR FLAG in memory of this momentous event as we mark the 4 weeks of the historical uprising between April 19 - May 8.

“It is a necessity… an imperative, due to the historical truth and the legacy that our generation will bequeath to those who will come after us, to speak not only of the loss…but also to reveal, in its fullest scope, the heroic struggle of the people, the community and the individual, during the days of massacre and at the very epicentres of destruction.” Yitzhak Antek Zuckerman, a hero of Jewish resistance, and a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Tags: Holocaust, Memory