“Quiet until 12 o’clock. “Alarm”, the Germans are in our building, luckily it passes and we sleep on…” So begins the diary of an unknown woman, written in one of the secret bunkers established by the Jewish fighters during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising….
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.