The American Experience.America and the Holocaust.People & Events | The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 - May 16, 1943) | PBS: "January 1943 the Nazis surprised the Jewish fighters, by suddenly deporting 6500 Jews. A struggle ensued in which a German police officer was badly injured and the planned mass deportation came to a halt. Enraged by the incident, Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler ordered the liquidation of the ghetto. The emptied district was then to be razed to the ground. "
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