Big Idea The Jews in several of the ghettos and camps rose up in armed revolts against the Nazis.
Events There were many armed revolts in camps such as: Treblinka Sobibor Auschwitz There were also uprisings against the Nazis in some of the ghettos such as Warsaw They went up against trained German soldiers and sometimes even tanks.
Treblinka Death Camp part of Operation Reinhard Locksmith came and made copy of key to SS arsenal August 2, 1943, weapons were stolen from the arsenal. Attack began a half an hour ahead of time. 400 escaped the camp. Only 100 evaded capture 20 Germans and 10 Ukrainians killed
Sobibor Death Camp part of Operation Reinhard October 14, 1943, sonderkommandos killed SS men and took their guns. A German was killed and panic arose as watchtower guards began shooting Prisoners escaping through the barbed wire killed by mines 300 escaped. 200 evaded capture
Auschwitz Death Camp part of Operation Reinhard Revolt put off several times 300 started a revolt alone with 3 pistols, a few explosives, and sharp tools Crematorium 4 explodedand fighting broke out 500 made it outside the fences. All were shot. January 17, 1944, the Germans abandoned the camp and took the remaining prisoners with them.
The Warsaw Ghetto Ghetto in Poland The Jewish Combat Organization (ZOB) planned to fight back Were smuggled inside. Jews armed by Polish Underground January 18, 1943, SS troops marched on Ghetto. They were met by gunfire. The Germans were forced to retreat SS attacked a second time with infantry, tanks, and artillery.
The Warsaw Ghetto Continued The Germans were defeated again SS finally killed the leaders of the ZOB and raised the Warsaw Ghetto to the ground. Some Jews managed to escape through the sewers to the non-Jewish side of the city
People Polish Underground-The organized resistance to the German occupation of Poland. They helped arm and supply revolts. SS Brigadier General Jürgen Stroop- High ranking officer in charge of defeating the Jewish Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. ZOB- Jewish Combat Organization
Words Revolt- an armed uprising to an oppressive rule Underground- secret organized resistance to an oppressive rule