Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
These two women, soon to be executed, were members of the Jewish resistance. Dispatches by SS and Police General J. Stroop reported that "...Jews and Jewesses shot from two pistols at the same time...The Jewesses carried loaded pistols in their clothing with the safety catches off... At the last moment, they would pull hand grenades out...and throw them at the soldiers...."
Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Zydów Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 463.
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