April 19

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign

We welcome you to join the 2021 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign. This campaign has been hosted by POLIN Museum, 1000 year history of the Polish Jews for close to a decade.

We encourage communities around the world to learn about the events that took place on April 19th, 1943, and to share online what the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising means to you. You will find various materials and resources to help spread the campaign, as well as educational items that can be used for schools

In 2019, POLIN Museum took the campaign to New York and New Jersey and extended the campaign to Los Angeles and Israel in 2020. This year the campaign will be held mostly online, but some commemorative activities will take place at POLIN Museum.

Why the daffodil?

Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, used to receive a bouquet of yellow daffodils from an anonymous person every year on April 19. He would lay them at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in memory of those who fought and died. The paper daffodils, which people wear on this day, are inspired by this custom. Edelman, who remained in Poland after the war, passed away in 2009.

How can you get involved in the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


Attention educators!

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign is a meaningful and engaging activity that can be a part of your online curriculum. We invite you and your students to join schools around the world in commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. For curriculum materials, please visit Educational Resources.


Mary Seidler: [email protected], phone: +48 22 471 03 00



World Jewish Congress


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