Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began yesterday

"I, myself, remained on the balcony and fired at the confused and embarrassed Germans with my Mauser. From my balcony, I could see them in all their helplessness and their loss of control. The air was full of wails and shouts. Many of them tried to run to the walls of the houses for cover but everything was barred and beyond that, death was pursuing them. In the noise, the fluster, and the cries of the wounded, we heard the astonished outcry of one of the Germans: 'Juden haben waffen! Juden haben waffen!' ('The Jews have arms!') . . .

The battle lasted for about a half an hour. The Germans withdrew and there were many corpses and wounded in the street."

Definitely a day to remember, and honor those who rose up.

And, connected with the 'have arms', something on strippers and bandoliers here, as well.

1 comment:

Phelps said...

Three of the sweetest words in the world ever shrieked by a fleeing coward -- "judden haben waffen!"