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A little background: Warsaw Ghetto was a district created by Germans to brought Jews in. Citizens of this thing were living in horryfying conditions, mainly due to high population density (146 000 people /square kilometer – about 7 people for one room) and rationing the food which didn’t cross the line of 400kcal per day for an adult person. In 1943 Jews organized an uprising that in the end failed. German then decided to wipe out Ghetto and all the Jews in it, to the end of the ocupation this place served as a nice spot for germans to carry mass executions of Polish people and captured Jews (who weren’t yet killed or sent to death camps).
Warsaw was completely destroyed much worse shape than Berlin, close to hiroshima/nagasaki level of damage.
Literally just finished reading The Pianist. Difficult to comprehend the extent to which Germans destroyed the place until you see something like this
Fitting as tonight is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) eve.
So with Himmler’s orders to raze every building, why did the church escape destruction? Any documentation of the reasons?
The Pols in Warsaw "I hope you didn’t come to Warsaw to see old buildings"
Why wasn’t that church destroyed? It just looks so crazy that everything around is literally leveled