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Walking Tour of Mila 18/20 Excavations

Sunday, August 7, 2022 10 Av 5782

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a real time walking tour of the first excavations of Mila 18/20 after 80 years, broadcast over Zoom. The Warsaw Ghetto Museum together with Archeologist Jacek Konik in conversation with Michael Traison will broadcast live from the site of the excavations. The interview will be conducted in English, with a simultaneous interpreting into Polish.

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Anielewicz's bunker at 18 Miła Street – a bunker that no longer exists – was located at the corner of Miła and Dubois Streets in Warsaw's Muranów district. After heavy fighting during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the fighters of the Jewish Combat Organization had hidden there. On May 8, 1943, they were surrounded by the Germans. In a hopeless situation and without ammunition, they did not want to surrender to the enemy and several dozen of them committed suicide – together with their leader Mordechaj Anielewicz.

Since the beginning of June, the Warsaw Ghetto Museum has been conducting excavations near the former bunker in the neighborhood of Miła – Dubois – Niska – Karmelicka streets in Warsaw's Muranów district. The research in Miła Street could be an important element of teaching about the history of the ghetto in the future and contribute to changing our knowledge about the history of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Co-sponsored by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, Chicago Loop Synagogue, the Quad Cities Jewish Federation, and the Standard Club of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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