Israeli president to take part in Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary
PR dla Zagranicy
President Shimon Peres of Israel will take part in April’s events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto Uprising in Warsaw.
Warsaw Ghetto monument: photo - wikicommons
The Israeli president, born in Wiszniew, Poland (now Vishnyeva, Belarus) in 1923, will pay tribute to the insurgents together with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski.
The programme of anniversary events was unveiled at a press conference in Warsaw, where Dorota Keller, deputy director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, said that daffodils, which are a symbol of remembrance, respect and hope, will be handed out to Varsovians on 19 April to remind them of the importance of the events of seventy years ago.
A number of cultural events will take place at Jewish Theatre and the Museum of Warsaw Rising, including a concert of Warsaw Ghetto songs, and walks along the sites connected with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.
Around 13,000 Jews were killed during the uprising, with most of the remaining 50,000 residents of the ghetto captured and transported to Treblinka and other death and concentration camps by the German Nazis. (pg/mk)