Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
All of the photos on this page are from
The Stroop Report, a 75-page book, which consists mostly of telegrams
about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Four of these telegrams from the Stroop
Report are quoted below:
April 25, 1943:
In total, 1690 Jews were captured
alive. According to stories from the Jews, there have definitely
also been parachutists dropped here and bandits who have been
supplied weapons from an unknown location. 274 Jews were shot,
and as on other days, uncounted Jews were buried alive in the
blown-up bunkers and, as near as can be determined, burned. With
today's bounty of Jews, a very large portion of the bandits and
lowest elements of the Ghetto has, in my opinion, been captured.
Immediate liquidation was not carried out due to the onset of
darkness. I will attempt to obtain a train for T II (the Treblinka death camp) for tomorrow, otherwise
the liquidations will be carried out tomorrow.
April 26, 1943:
At this time there are no more captured
Jews in Warsaw. The previously mentioned transport to T.II was
May 13, 1943:
The few Jews and criminals still remaining
in the ghetto have for 2 days used the refuges available in the
ruins in order to go back to their well-known bunkers at night,
and there to eat and supply themselves for the next day. No evidence
on further bunkers known to them can be obtained from the captured
Jews. The rest of the inhabitants, where the fire fight took
place, were destroyed by the strongest explosive charges. From
a Wehrmacht operation 327 Jews were captured today. These captured
Jews will only be sent to T.II.
May 24, 1943:
Of the overall total of 56,065 captured
Jews, about 7,000 have been destroyed in the course of the large-scale
action in the former Jewish living quarter. 6,929 Jews were destroyed
(vernichtet) by transport to T. II, so that overall, 13,929 Jews
were destroyed. It is estimated that, in addition to the number
of 56,065, 5 - 6,000 Jews were destroyed (vernichtet) by explosions
T.II is a reference to the Treblinka
II death camp where Jews were gassed immediately upon arrival.
Treblinka I or T.I was a labor camp.
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