The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a feat of resistance against all odds that should always be remembered – but it has an intriguing postscript that has remained hidden from history.
The story of the small organisation of Muslims who were a crucial part of helping Jewish people hide in Nazi-occupied Warsaw is a piece of hidden history, but one we should remember and celebrate.
Johann Trollmann’s life journey was never linear. He was a rebel, a victim, an outsider and, most of all, a fighter.
The Czech deputy prime minister Andrej Babiš has caused a storm of outrage after making appalling Holocaust denial remarks. He said:
A hidden history of Jewish workers’ resistance in the factories of the Warsaw Ghetto should be celebrated today.
I have just returned from a series of lectures on Holocaust archaeology. They were engaging and serious, but the discussion was ruined by a callous argument about the Roma victims of the Holocaust.