Jewish resistance fell after 28 days of desperate fighting.
40,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto had been attacked by the Nazi's who were armed
with artillery, flame-throwers, high explosive and incendiary bombs.
Himmler had ordered the ghetto's destruction and those remaining to be rounded
up to concentration camps.
fought the SS, police and Wehrmacht units with home-made explosives, rifles and
Nazi's blocked drains which were used for escape, placed mines on the tops of
buildings where they knew the resistance fighters were.
Central Committee of Jewish Labour and the Jewish National Committee in Poland
had sent a message on 28th April pleading for help.
excerpts from the message read:
women and children who are not burnt alive are murdered en masse."
is imperative that the powerful retaliation of the United Nations shall fall upon
the bloodthirsty enemy immediately and not in some distant future, in a way which
will make it quite clear what the retaliation is for."