POLAND: Shining Granite

In 1943, Adolf Hitler felt fairly confident about the future. He sent an order to Sweden for grey granite; he planned a giant victory monument in Berlin.

In that same year, at dawn on the day before Passover, six Nazi tanks and a column of infantry moved into the Warsaw ghetto. They were making a routine roundup for the concentration camps and gas chambers. They penetrated as far as the ghetto's main street. Suddenly, windows and doorways erupted fire; from the housetops, grenades and gasoline were hurled on the tanks. The infantry were decimated; the tank crews burned alive.

The Passover...

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