Polish president leads ceremonies to Warsaw ghetto fighters

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 5:06 PM

President Andrzej Duda led the ceremonies Tuesday on the seventy-third anniversary of the start of the uprising, April nineteen, one thousand nine hundred forty-three. As every year, the main state ceremonies were held in front of a memorial to the Jewish fighters in the heart of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

Polish president leads ceremonies to Warsaw ghetto fighters

Poland'south president has led state ceremonies honoring the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, youthful Jews who took up arms to fight against Nazi German occupiers during World War II rather than be transported to a death camp.

President Andrzej Duda led the ceremonies Tuesday on the seventy-third anniversary of the start of the uprising, April nineteen, one thousand nine hundred forty-three. As every year, the main state ceremonies were held in front of a memorial to the Jewish fighters in the heart of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

Duda said he was paying homage to "heroes who wanted to fight for their freedom and even though they knew they'd die, they wanted to die in battle with a raised head." He added that the ceremonies also paid homage to their "great dignity."

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