New monument to commemorate Warsaw Ghetto archive buried during Holocaust

The monument is a collection of documents from the Warsaw Ghetto buried during the war to hide it from the German Nazi occupiers was honored on April 19. It consists of an underground chamber with an illuminated document visible above ground at the site where the first canister of documents was dug up. The archive contains around 6,000 documents from the ghetto, including newspapers, testimonies, reports, poetry, letters and posters. They document life in the ghetto, but also the destruction of Jewish communities in German-occupied Poland. It was built with support from donors from around the world, as well as Jewish historical institutions and museums in Poland. The video shows people coming to the monument, reading the information presented there, and thinking about the past times.

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