New photographs of the Warsaw ghetto found in the family collection

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Museum of Jewish History in Warsaw on Wednesday presented a group of photographs taken in secret during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, some of which have never been seen before, which were recently discovered in a family collection.

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews described the discovery of negatives with around 20 previously unseen images as a significant discovery.

The photos were taken inside the Warsaw Ghetto by a Polish firefighter, Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski, as Nazi Germans brutally crushed the 1943 uprising. As the Germans burned down the ghetto, they called in Polish firefighters to prevent the flames engulf nearby buildings. out of the ghetto.

Museum historians have said that the value of the Grzywaczewski images lies in the fact that they are the only known images of the ghetto uprising that were not taken by German forces, and therefore were not taken with the intention of serving Nazi propaganda.

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