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Samantha Baskind on the surprising legacy of the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the now-legendary battle that began on April 19, 1943 and lasted for twenty-eight remarkable days, was a glimmer of bravery and hope amid crushing devastation and loss and has since served as a touchstone for post-Holocaust Jewish identity. The uprising has long outlived the actual historical event in varied and often unexpected ways. As I did research for my book, The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture, I found hundreds of representations of the ghetto in many media, including fine art, book illustration, film, literature, theater, television, poetry, fiction, and comics. I came across three notable surprises while I visited archives across the country.

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