Poland’s lawmakers honor Warsaw ghetto fighters
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Poland’s lawmakers honor Warsaw ghetto fighters

As 70th anniversary of failed revolt against Nazis approaches, parliament salutes ‘the victims and heroes of the uprising’

A memorial ceremony for the Warsaw Ghetto heroes in Warsaw, Poland. April 19, 2009. (photo credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash90)
A memorial ceremony for the Warsaw Ghetto heroes in Warsaw, Poland. April 19, 2009. (photo credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash90)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers have paid homage to the victims and fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, days before the 70th anniversary of the ill-fated revolt.

The lower house adopted a resolution on Wednesday, at the opening of a session. The parliament “pays homage to the victims and heroes of the uprising whose courage and sacrifice have earned admiration, respect and the memory of generations that came after them,” the resolution said.

On April 19, 1943, a few hundred poorly armed Jews put up resistance to the Germans who were sending ghetto residents to death camps. The revolt was crushed in May and the ghetto was razed to the ground, its residents killed.

State observances will be led by President Bronislaw Komorowski on Friday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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