Posts Tagged ‘history’

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Almost since the very beginning of the World War II, Poland went completely under control of German Army. About 3 millions of Jewish people were collected in this country in special ghettos and concentration camps, located all around the territory. The Warsaw Ghetto was established in 1940 and became the largest and the most crowded ghetto, which held from 380,000 up to 450,000 Jewish prisoners. Thousands of people died there much before the uprising, mostly from hunger and different diseases. In 1942 Hitler ordered to begin deportation of ghetto residents in order to liquidate such camps. Till September 1942 about 300,000 Jewish people were transported to another death camp in Treblinka, where the soldiers murdered all the prisoners. Therefore, only about 55,000 – 60,000 people left in the Warsaw Ghetto, and in January 1943 this amount decreased down to 37,000 of exhausted and hardly alive people. Read more on The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising…

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact is known as a historic agreement created and signed by the new Settlers (the Pilgrims). In the end of 1620, over a hundred of the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic on the ship Mayflower and arrived to the New World near Cape Cod, the coast of Massachusetts. They established a new colony there and, knowing that earlier settlements failed because of the absence of proper government and strong leadership, they signed the Mayflower Compact. Formally, this agreement was setting up the government of the colony and, by signing this document, the settlers declared their willingness to abide the rules and laws established by the government for the sake of survival of the colony.

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