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Seventy years on, the city of Warsaw remembers its dead

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 @ 12:14

Last week, Poland observed the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto up­­rising. Gavin Drake reports

IT SAYS a great deal about the power of forgiveness and the spirit of reconciliation that the square in Warsaw in which the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes stands should be named after a former West German Chancellor. Also that a concert by the Israel Symphony Orchestra in the city, to mark the 70th anniversary of the uprising, should be of music by a German composer.

As the Nazi conquest took hold, Jews were gathered together in ghettoes throughout Eastern Europe - walled districts ...

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