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Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Summary: Many European Jews fought back against their mistreatment by the Nazis during the Holocaust of the 1930s to mid-1940s. Underground groups formed, and armed resistance took place, in both the ghettos where Jews were forced to live and in concentration camps. The 1942-43 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the largest single partisan group resistance during World War II, was one of several such uprisings. And resistance in concentration camps took various forms, ranging from alleviation of suffering, and cultural activities to a few instances of armed revolt.

Jewish Resistance during the Shoah

From early 1930s to middle 1940s, Jews in Germany, Poland, and other parts of Europe faced discrimination from Hitler and the Nazis. They were sent to ghettos and later concentration camps and extermination camps. In the ghettos, Jews had to live in small homes and consumed small amounts of food. In addition, disease and death were rampant. Living conditions were worse in the concentration camps. In contrast to common belief, not all Jews accepted such unreasonable and unequal treatments of the Nazis. Consequently, Jews resisted in various forms.

Underground groups in concentration camps and ghettos used arms to fight against the Nazi rule. Passive resistance such as smuggling and hiding also occurred. However, Jews were faced with some obstacles. First, the Nazis were equipped with powerful weapons. Second, by collective responsibility, the whole group was held responsible if one person resisted, causing death...

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