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Israeli postage stamp commemorating the Warsaw ghetto uprising

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Postage stamp (unused) issued April 24, 1968, in Israel to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The stamp depicts a Jewish fighter, based on a detail of the bronze sculpture by Nathan Rapoport memorializing the rebels, which stands in Warsaw. On April 19, 1943, Jewish fighters in the ghetto made their final stand against German troops sent to deport the last of the ghetto’s population to the death camps. The rebels managed to fight back for four weeks as the Germans resorted to burning down the ghetto building by building.

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  • Title: Israeli postage stamp commemorating the Warsaw ghetto uprising
  • Location: Warsaw (Poland)--History--Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943--Anniversaries.
  • Provenance: The postage stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Raul Hilberg.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Warsaw. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance.
  • Type: Exchange Media
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular paper form with perforated edges. Recto has illustration of the head and upper body of a man holding a rifle. The denomination 0.60 is printed in the lower left. Text in Hebrew is printed in the lower right corner and along the right border. Text in English and Arabic is printed along the left border. Above the illustration is a blank area separated by a line of perforations. Verso is blank, coated with adhesive.

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