Warsaw

Memorial to the Evacuation of Warsaw Ghetto Fighters

  ul. Prosta 51 ,   Wola         04 Nov 2019
Unveiled in 2010, this monument is located on ul. Prosta 51, right next to the sewer entrance where a group of around 50 fighters from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising escaped on 10 May 1943 when ordered to get out of the ghetto by the leaders of the Jewish Combat Organisation (ŻOB), commanded by Mordecai Anielewicz. On 01 May, Symcha Ratajzer-Rotem (codename 'Kazik') was ordered to get to the 'Aryan' side of the wall and make contact with one of the leaders of the Uprising, Yitzhak Zuckerman, who would help in aiding the evacuation of fighters from the ghetto. Kazik returned to the ghetto on the night of 08 May to aid the escape of fighters from the bunker HQ at ul. Miła 18. The escape could not happen immediately, as German patrols were above, however, on 10 May, many of the fighters exited the sewer and into a waiting truck which took them to the outskirts of Warsaw in the direction of Łomianki. Most of the fighters would later go on to fight in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in the ranks of the partisan People's Army (Armia Ludowa). Some of those to escape the ghetto on this day were Cywia Lubetkin, Tosia Altman, Michał Rozenfeld and Marek Edelman.

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