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WARSAW, Poland – The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, has been virtually recreated with light as part of anniversary commemorations for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.
Light was projected Thursday night onto the facade of a modern building where the grand synagogue had stood before the Holocaust. It was the work of Polish multimedia artist Gabi von Seltmann and organized by Open Republic, a group that fights anti-Semitism.
A number of other observances are planned for Friday, the 76th anniversary of the start of the Jewish revolt against the powerful Nazi forces.
The revolt was brutally crushed and most of the fighters were killed, but it remains a powerful symbol of resistance central to Israeli national identity today.