It is shocking that almost nothing was written in English language papers about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. To determine this, I used the extensive historical archive of the Australian press: National Library of Australia, Trove, digitised newspapers and more. I introduced the appropriate boundary dates to the internal search engine and the clear-cut phrase: Warsaw Ghetto. The Australian press is quite authoritative in similar cases because it used Marconi messages (wireless press services) from London and New York. Here are the results:

"On November 24 the worst fears on this score were confirmed, when reports confirming the mass extermination programme were received through facilities made available by the State Department.

That same day, the Polish Government in London offered further corroborative evidence in the fact that in October of 1942 only 40,000 ration cards were printed for the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, where the population in March of 1942 totalled 433,000."

(Source) Exterminating Jews, RECORD OF NAZI ATROCITIES, The Northern Champion (Teera, New South Wales), April 21, 1943, p. 4

They fought to their last dying breath

"The Jews, secretly armed by Polish Government emissaries, with shops as their strong posts and bedsteads as their barricade, have been defending themselves against German execution squads ordered to destroy the few thousand Jews remaining. The Tribune [most probably: Chicago Tribune] says: 'We have no role of honor of those who fall, no honors being awarded, but let us not forget it, for the battle has gone on ever since April 20, and many Germans have been killed by people almost unarmed."

WORMS TURN, The Truth (Sydney, NSW), 9 May, 1943, p.


They died by burning alive

"From Our Own Correspondent. LONDON, Sunday The Warsaw Ghetto, in which Jews besieged by the Gestapo are fighting back, is still holding out despite the Nazi use of artillery and flamethrowers. But messages received in London last week showed that the struggle was nearly over."

40,000 JEWS STILL BESIEGED IN WARSAW GHETTO, The Argus (Melbourne), 24 May 1943, p.


There was no hope

"To replace the murdered Polish Jews new transports of Jews from all over the continent were brought to Warsaw. During the last 15 months about one million of Jews passed through the ghetto. In the last week of April, the final liquidation of the remaining 35,000 in the ghetto had begun. They defended themselves despairingly."

Source -LIQUIDATION OF WARSAW GHETTO, The Canberra Times, 25 May 1943, p.


The British and Canadian press was hardly better

Some American journalists were covering the Holocaust with verse and contempt for millions of victims

Correctly stated, the Yanks also had their own problems, their own pain, and sorrow, of course. But the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the first armed rebellion in occupied Europe. For the almost whole month the handfull of young men and women, a bunch of kids, and a small detachment of former Jewish Polish Army soldiers fought against the most dangerous war machine of their time. It was not only news capable of making the headlines but an international emergency of the first order!

Nevertheless, the American press preferred to write rather about such matters: "Because so much civilian output has been curtailed — automobiles and refrigerators are a good example of items which won't be made again till peace comes — Americans are storing up billions of dollars which can't be spent."

(Sourced via) Post-War Prosperity Is Given Serious Study, The Free-Lance Star, April 29, 1943, p.


In the pictures gallery, I present breathtaking examples of how and where the news about the genocide committed by the Third Reich were presented in this otherwise serious newspaper.

There is no justification for all that

After few days of unbelievable fierce hostilities, the SS leaders decided to burn the Warsaw Ghetto to the ground. The Ghetto was engulfed by the sea of flames. These huge fires were perfectly visible throughout the Warsaw and the Polish underground radioed the reports about this development on a daily basis to London. But the unequal battle didn't shake the Western world’s conscience.

I don’t want to be one of them who are citing only honest, moral characters

I chose another mission; to show people the way the world works, and in the 1930s and 1940s it worked on a very wrong way.

This has changed nowadays, although there is too little distinction between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism, and the Polish State was forced to introduce Holocaust Speech Bill. There is still no much ground to rejoice.