uprising
Updated: 12/19/2019
uprising
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  • Women began to hear from the Sonderkommando prisoners the horrors that occured in the death camps
  • Auschwitz 1943
  • oh my gosh!
  • These women held secret meetings where they coordinated plans with the death camp workers to use gunpowder, guns and other weapons to revolt and escape from the camps
  • October 7th 1944
  • PLAN
  • For Months, Several women smuggled gunpowder from the munition factory and received guns, knives and small axes through the fences of the camp to give to the crematorium workers
  • January 5, 1945
  • The crematorium workers get news of the liquidation and decide to act now. They will begin their revolt at 3 pm on October 7th 1944
  • The prisoners use many tactics like breaking through the fences, setting fires and were even able to shove one guard into an oven.
  • Around 250 prisoners died during the fighting and another 200 was killed for the action of the revolt
  • THe Germans got word of the names of the women who planned these revolts and hung the four women in front of the Women's work camp as a reminder of their failures
  • Be strong and be Brave
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