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Resistance

Some commentators have accused Jews of ‘going like sheep to the slaughter’. Others have argued that their efforts to resist the Nazis were meagre and insignificant. In fact, both views are flawed since, against overwhelming odds, Jews found many ways to resist and defy the Nazis, often displaying extraordinary courage and ingenuity.

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Armed Resistance
Armed Resistance
Members of the Sonderkommando burning corpses on pyres in pits, Auschwitz II (Birkenau, 1944). This photo was taken clandestinely by Auschwitz prisoners.
Resistance in the Camps
Resistance in the Camps
Group of Partisan Men
Partisans
Partisans
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Bunker
Moral and Spiritual Resistance
Moral and Spiritual Resistance