To commemorate the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that took place on April 19, 1943, Chargé d’Affaires Bix Aliu expressed solidarity with the “Daffodils” social and educational campaign being conducted online this year by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Reflecting on this solemn moment in history, Chargé d’Affaires Aliu stated that “On the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we remember those who had the courage to oppose tyranny and who put everything on the line, knowing that the chances for freedom were slim. Their determination and tremendous courage will never be forgotten.”
Since 2013, the “Daffodils” social and educational campaign has promoted awareness of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, with over 1,000 institutions across Poland annually taking part in the handing out of paper daffodils. Due to the global pandemic, it is being held online once again this year. The U.S. Embassy is a proud supporter of this and other educational and cultural programs organized by POLIN. Each year the Embassy selects teachers from Poland to participate in a U.S. Department of State-funded Holocaust teacher training held every summer in the United States, in cooperation with the POLIN Museum and the U.S.-based Association of Holocaust Organizations. Since the inception of this program, the United States has brought more than 300 teachers from thirteen countries –including over 90 from Poland–to the United States for these summer training programs.
The Embassy would like to take this opportunity to remember and solemnly honor those who sacrificed their lives for freedom in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.