Event
April 19

What is the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign?

We welcome you to join the 2022 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.

Despite the events of the pandemic, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign spread around the world, and the yellow daffodil and our hashtags went viral for the past two years on April 19th. This year with countries beginning to open up and return back to normal, the 2022 campaign is ready to commemorate this historic event both online and in person.

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.

 

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

 

Partners

World Jewish Congress

Logo International March of the Living

Logo Congress of Jewish Culture

 

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