Today, April 19th, 2021 marks the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the largest Jewish insurrection during World War Two, and the first urban insurgency in occupied Europe.
The 2021 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign has been hosted by the Polin Museum for close to a decade. Today hundreds of volunteers in Warsaw and other cities worldwide are handing out yellow badges – paper daffodils. This is done to raise awareness about the Uprising and its significance. This year, due to the pandemic, the POLIN Museum is running their campaign online.
We are inviting you to join the 2021 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign by posting a photo of yourself wearing the paper daffodil on social media, and saying why this anniversary is important to you.
The Campaign official hashtags are: #WarsawGhettoUprising #POLINMuseum #RememberingTogether
Daffodil is the symbol of remembrance
Many years ago on April 19th Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, received a bouquet of yellow daffodils from an anonymous person. He laid them at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes to commemorate the heroes of the Uprising. He used to lay a bouquet of yellow daffodils there every year. Marek Edelman passed away in 2009 but his legacy lives on. Thousands of people wear yellow paper daffodils on April 19th to commemorate the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
How to make a daffodil? All you need is paper, glue, and scissors. Click on one of the links below for more info:
More about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Daffodils Campaign can be found on the POLIN Museum website.