Women fighters. A walk in the footsteps of women fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Przewodniczka Julia Chimiak stoi obok kamienia-pomnika z wyrytymi nazwiskami.
fot. M. Jaźwiecki / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Anniversary walk dedicated to women who fought for their life and dignity hand in hand with men in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The event is part of the program accompanying 2022 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign.

  • 24 April (Sunday), 2.30 PM-4.30 PM
  • Meeting point: POLIN Museum main hall

We will get acquainted with the life stories of Rachela Zylberberg, known as Polish Joan of Arc, Tsivia Lubetkin or Władka Meed. We will visit the places connected to the lives and activities of the Jewish women fighters.

We will listen to the stories of their youth: from education, through activity in youth organisations and awaking of political awareness, to their wartime experiences. During the walk, we will talk about different forms of resistance in which they were involved.

These young women were not only liaison officers or nurses—they took an active part in combat. Various accounts emphasise the fact that they were determined and courageous. We will talk about fighting with arms in hand, involvement in social aid and in underground activities aimed to meet the needs of the Jewish community.

Our guide is Julia Chimiak, Romance languages filologist, translator, POLIN Museum guide, associate of the Memorial de la Shoah in Paris.