The captial of Poland that in November 1940 was where a ghetto was estalished for 500,000 Jews. Starvation, disease, cold, and shoting killed 45,000 over the course of almost a year. An attempt by General Jurgen Stroop to send the Jews to Treblinka led to a revolt on April 19, 1943. On May 16, the survivors were all deported to camps.
The capital of Poland, where about 350,000 Jews lived on the eve of WW II. In October-November of 1940, the Germans established the Warsaw Ghetto, into which some 500,000 Jews were crowded to live and die in cramped, cold, unsanitary conditions and restricted to approximately 135 calories of food a day. An average of 5,000 to 6,000 died each month from starvation, disease, exposure to cold, and shootings. Tens of thousands were transported from there to Treblinka in 1942, having to walk the distance from the ghetto to the Umschlagplatz (gathering place or disposition center), where they were loaded into cattle cars for the trip to the death camp. After an uprising in the ghetto, organized by resistance fighters, with headquarters at Mila 18, who held off the might of the German army for twenty days, which ended on May 16, 1943 (and is now annually commemorated by Jews and their friends throughout the western world), the surviving Jews were deported to death camps.