House of Commons
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING - 75th ANNIVERSARY
EDM #1155
Tabled 16 April 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, from 19 April to 16 May 1943; notes that after Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, more than 440,000 Jews were confined to just 1.3 square miles of Warsaw, sealed in by a wall patrolled by armed guards; understands Ghetto residents were forced to live in appallingly squalid conditions, with an average of 7.2 people per room, with food rations deliberately insufficient to sustain life; realises many thousands of Ghetto inhabitants died of starvation and disease, while in July 1942, the Nazis began deporting Jews to Treblinka extermination camp, murdering 265,000 in two months; acknowledges that the lightly armed Jewish Combat Organization, led by 23-year-old Mordecai Anielewicz, resisted heroically when on 19 April 1943, SS forces attacked with heavy artillery, tanks and aircraft to liquidate the Ghetto, battling German forces for nearly one month while the SS razed ghetto buildings, destroying bunkers in which thousands of surviving residents had hidden; welcomes the 75th anniversary's commemoration with Warsaw's people laying daffodils upon the grave of Marek Edelman, the last surviving uprising commander; and hopes that the bravery of the Jewish resistance fighters who resisted genocide will be commemorated internationally for years to come.

Signatures (50)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
10 May 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
25 April 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
19 April 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
23 April 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 May 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
08 May 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
25 April 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
17 April 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
24 April 2018
Hollern, Kate
Labour
24 April 2018
Jones, Graham P
Labour
01 May 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
26 April 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
19 April 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
26 April 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
25 April 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
27 April 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
18 April 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
23 April 2018
Ryan, Joan
Labour
08 May 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
19 April 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
15 May 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
02 May 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
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