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Żydowski Związek Wojskowy w getcie warszawskim
Jewish Military Union in Warsaw Ghetto

Author(s): Maciej Wójcicki
Subject(s): History
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Jewish Military Union; Zionist revisionists; Warsaw Ghetto; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Summary/Abstract: This article sheds a different than the prevailing light on the history of the Jewish Military Union (ŻZW) in the Warsaw Ghetto. According to the author, this organisation was set up in the summer of 1942 by underground Zionist revisionist units and operated independently until the April 1943 uprising. The contacts between ŻZW and the Polish underground were hardly vast, they were largely limited to commercial deals. In the period preceding the Ghetto uprising, ŻZW probably carried out several operations against German agents and operatives. During the uprising the ŻZW fighters were active chiefly in the area of Muranowski Square. Nearly all the ŻZW members perished, including all the commanders

  • Issue Year: 217/2006
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 35-47
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish