Life in the Warsaw Ghetto Documentary WWII

On October 2, 1940, German Governor-General Hans Frank signed a decree declaring the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto. Frank instructed that Jews in Warsaw and its suburbs were to be rounded up and put into the sealed-off ghetto. This documentary chronicles life before and during the establishment of the ghetto, which left hundreds of thousands homeless and starving. Children snuck out of the ghetto in search of food and were shot if they were caught. Jan Zabinski, depicted in The Zookeeper's Wife, smuggled Jews out of the Warsaw Ghetto to the Warsaw Zoo, where he and his wife gave them refuge. The documentary reveals the horrors of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, where death was a constant presence. Related Article: The Zookeeper's Wife: History vs. Hollywood

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