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Krystyna Budnicka

I didn't see any firearms on my brothers, perhaps they didn't have any in the bunker, but I know they were in the Uprising, at the beginning, maybe for several days. They said they had come back from the Uprising. And when everything was coming down, burning, they were with us.
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In the ghetto I hardly ever got out, since at the beginning I was still a small child and then I was in hiding; neither did I see the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising [6] with my own eyes, and when I was on the Aryan side I didn't go out on the street.
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Apolonia Starzec

And me with that package, it was worth a lot of money. And someone answers me, 'Don't you see? They're burning the kikes in the ghetto.' I saw flames over the ghetto... [It was the beginning of the Ghetto Uprising].

And then I had my encounter with a szmalcownik [37]. A navy-blue policeman [38]. I was unable to keep a brave face. Terrible anxiety, and what to do? I arrive in Ochota, at Narutowicza Square a navy-blue policeman gets off with me and stops me, 'Your kenkarta, please.' He had been following me, must have [found out] from my reaction to the words about 'burning the kikes in the ghetto.' I say, 'I won't go with you, I have some business to do around here.' 'Okay, I'll go with you.' And he did.
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henryk lewandowski

I remember the ghetto uprising [43]. There were inscriptions on the walls, and songs like this: 'One ax, one hoe, nail, stiletto/Jews with courage fight in the ghetto.' [Editor's note: 'One ax, one hoe' was a popular anti- Nazi song of the war years, a 'singable newsreel,' with new lines being added to comment on the most recent events.] You have to admit the ghetto uprising increased the respect for Jews by an order of magnitude, even for those hiding on the 'Aryan side.' It was a tragic event, no doubt. From where I lived on Krzyckiego Street you could see the glow of the blazes.
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Alina Fiszgrund

One special anniversary is that of the Warsaw ghetto uprising [43]. Few people attend it these days, they complain it's always the same lecture, but I don't think that's true. At least during the period when I worked there, each time they tried to refer the lecture to the current political situation.
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Gizela Fudem

And sometimes we went to celebrate the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising [24], because my husband comes from Warsaw.
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Estera Migdalska

Emilia Ratz

Unserem Haus gegenüber stand eine katholische Kirche, das einzige Gebäude, das den Feuersturm im späteren Warschauer Ghetto [siehe: Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto] [11] überlebte.
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Gustawa Birencwajg

My husband's friends used to come and speak Yiddish, my daughter's friends would visit her... we'd go to Jewish clubs, always on the anniversary of the ghetto uprising [14], we'd go to the monument [Heroes of the Ghetto Monument in Warsaw]. My grandson still feels he must go there, that has remained.
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Jozef Hen

His parents had been in the ghetto. They showed him what a wonderful bunker they had and what great provisions. They didn't predict one thing, that they'd burn to death. He witnessed it. He told me what it looked like and that there was nothing left.
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Maria Ziemna

In 1943, during the uprising in the ghetto [32], I was still with Tadeusz. I remember one incident: we went to the Vistula River, and there was an exit of a canal from the ghetto. There were lots of Hebrew or Yiddish magazines, and a military policeman stood there, waiting for someone to come out [33].
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Julian Gringras

We didn’t know that there was a ghetto, we didn’t know about the deportations to Auschwitz, we didn’t know about the uprising in the ghetto [22], for instance.
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Izaak Wacek Kornblum

I was dazed, depressed, I knew there had been the uprising in the ghetto [29]. People would say: ‘Jews are fighting, they’re being liquidated…’ [Editor’s note: The information about the uprising wasn’t parallel to the events].
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Ludwik Krasucki

I reached Warsaw without any problems; the rising in the Warsaw ghetto was in its third day [see Warsaw Ghetto Uprising] [26]. There was no news of my family. It was known that horrific things were going on, but exactly what and how – that we didn’t know. Under the circumstances, there was no use in trying, and a few days later I was, consistent with the orders I had received, on my way back to the unit.
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