Sunday, March 24, 2013
The first night of the Seder this year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Indeed, it was on the first night of the Seder in 1943 that the Germans began the process of attempting to liquidate the Jewish community which lived in the Warsaw Ghetto, in a vain attempt to crush the Jewish spirit, soul, and nation.
The Warsaw Ghetto originally contained 450,000 souls. However, by the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, only 35,000 Jews were permitted to remain within the ghetto by the Nazis, while an additional 20,000 Jews were in hiding. The Nazis sought to finish off the few Jews who remained within the Warsaw Ghetto by Hitler’s birthday, which corresponded with Passover, yet the Nazis also wanted to render the idea of Jewish liberation from slavery as meaningless..........
FULL ARTICLE HERE: 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising this Passover | United with Israel