“Take the child on your shoulders, you will see how the Jews are burning” – such comments were heard by ateenage scout from the Grey Ranks, Tadeusz Filipkowski (born 1932), from the inhabitants of Warsaw’s Wola district watching the burning ghetto. The seventh episode of ‘The Message’ series, entitled You could see the smoke from miles away, focuses on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the reactions from behind the wall, with recollections from:
- Sławomir Pocztarski (born 1930) – a member of the Grey Ranks, participant of the Warsaw Uprising;
- Stefan Laube (born 1930) – a member of the Grey Ranks, participant of the Warsaw Uprising;
- Barbara Marlow (born 1931) – a Survivor who participated in the Warsaw Uprising as a member of the scout movement.
Created from material recorded during the implementation of the project of the Education Department of the WGM ‘The Home Army on the tragedy of Polish Jews’, which is part of the program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – ‘Independent’.
From the interviews recorded at that time, we chose parts concerning the uprising and functioning of the Warsaw Ghetto – from the moment of its creation to its tragic end, as well as statements about pre-war, Jewish-Polish Warsaw.
The message is the main thought contained in someone’s statement – each of us can find it in a different part of the presented memories.