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|Brief Description||Buildings on Listopadowa 11 Street in Warsaw. A celluloid factory was situated here.||Similar Items|
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Buildings on Listopadowa 11 Street (November 11th; Poland's Independence Day) in Warsaw. A celluloid factory was situated here, beside a factory that produced railroad tracks.
The celluloid factory on this street was used as a hiding place by Jewish Fighting Organization fighters who got out of the ghetto on May 10, 1943 via the sewers. Two weeks later, on May 24, 1943, a fire started by a fighter's carelessly discarded match spread through the building and most of the group were burned alive. Some of the badly burned were taken by the Polish police to a German hospital, where they remained untreated and died. The only survivor, who also suffered burns, was Eliezer Geller.
Borzykowski, Tuvia, "Between Tumbling Walls," Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House: Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (1972), pp. 123 - 124.