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July 7, 2017

Ivanka Trump honors Warsaw Jews who were killed by the Nazis

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:45 pm

What does one do when in Warsaw on a visit? Honor the Jews, of course.

Ivanka Trump lays flowers at monument to Jews in Warsaw


I took this photo of the Warsaw Monument to the Jews on my trip to Poland in 1998.

You can read about Ivanka Trump’s visit to Warsaw on this news article:

Begin quote from news article:

While in Warsaw on Thursday, Ivanka Trump visited the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

In a social media post, President Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter called the experience “deeply moving.”

“It was a privilege to be able to pay my respects and remember with gratitude those who fought with such tenacity against all odds,” she wrote.

Ivanka Trump — joined by her husband Jared Kushner — is accompanying her father during his current trip to Poland and Germany.

In a speech delivered in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square on Thursday, President Trump warned against the threats of “terrorism and extremism.”

“As the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail,” Trump said. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”

End quote from news article

The date that the Nazis chose to destroy the Warsaw Ghetto was on Passover, April 19, 1943, a Jewish holiday. But the leader of the Jewish resistance movement, Mordechai Anielewicz, was determined not to give up without a fight.

By this time, the Jews in the Ghetto knew that the daily trains to Treblinka were not transporting the Jews to resettlement camps in the East, but were taking them to a death camp to be killed in gas chambers. It was because the ghetto residents began refusing to get on the trains that the Nazis decided to liquidate the ghetto.

Ukrainian and Latvian SS soldiers marched into the ghetto on April 19, 1943, entering at the northern border of the Ghetto on Zamenhofa street.

It was not until May 16 that the SS was able to defeat the handful of resistors, who lasted longer than the whole Polish army when the Germans and the Russians jointly invaded Poland in September 1939.

On April 19, 1988, the 45th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a Memory Lane was marked out through the former Ghetto. The route starts at the corner of ul. Anielewicza and ul. Zamenhofa where a plaque tells you that this was the site of the former Ghetto.

The buildings were severely damaged during the fighting, and the Ghetto was torn down. Jewish prisoners were sent to Warsaw from the Auschwitz death camp to clear the ruins of the Ghetto.

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