Holocaust Resistance Movements
By Christopher Gooch
Armed resistance was a more violent form of resistance movements brought by Jews being persecuted at the time of the Holocaust. Armed resistance from the Warsaw ghetto is an example; German troops were surprised by the ferocity of the uprising, but they were able to calm it down within a few days. Although, it took months to completely pacify the entire ghetto.
Other Forms of Resistance
One way is that they would escape Jewish ghettos and into the forests. There they joined Soviet partisan units-or their own unit-to harass Nazi occupiers.
Another form of resistance would be, for example, a Jewish council chairman named Moshe Jaffe, who refused to hand over Jews to the Nazis for deportation.
German troops arrest Jews at the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
A group of Jewish partisans, or survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising who escaped capture.
German soldiers burn down residential buildings in an effort to drive out Jews in hiding during the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
The Warsaw Ghetto
A group of participants in the uprising of the Sobibor extermination camp.
A message sent by telegram to go over the losses during the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
Three participants of the Treblinka killing center uprising who fled and survived World War II.
Impact of Resistance
“The question is not why all Jews did not fight, but how many of them did.
Tormented, beaten, starved, where did they find the strength—spiritual and