Ambassador Mosbacher Honors the Heroism of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Ambassador Mosbacher and Embassy staff commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 2019

To commemorate the 77th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that occurred on April 19, 1943, Ambassador Mosbacher 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 from her home, Ambassador Mosbacher noted that “No matter what occupies our minds right now, we can never forget the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. While I cannot join Embassy colleagues for a photo this year, I’m posting one from last year. The bravery of those who sacrificed everything 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 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.