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    German and Israeli Leaders to Commemorate Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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    On Thursday, the Polish President’s Office announced that the presidents of Israel and Germany will join the Polish head of state in Warsaw to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The occasion will be marked with special events and ceremonies.

    “On April 19, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the President of the State of Israel Issac Herzog and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay a visit to Poland, they will meet with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and jointly take part in the main commemorations of the anniversary on the Square of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto,”

    the Presidential Office announced in a statement.

    On April 19, 1943, an incredible act of resistance began in Warsaw, Poland. For nearly a month, fighters from the Jewish Combat Organisation and the Jewish Military Union used whatever weapons they had to battle the SS, Wehrmacht, Security Police and auxiliary forces. This is believed to be the first urban uprising in occupied Europe, and it stands as a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.

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