...Now that Warsaw has witnessed the last act of the
bestial German action, we cannot simply pass over the change in attitude of
the victims, who, being unable to change their fate, decided to fall with
arms in their hands. This stand of theirs, understood by every Pole,
changes the picture significantly. From a people without hope, a herd
slaughtered by the German murderers, the Jews rose to the heights of a
fighting people. And if it could not fight for its existence – a thing
made impossible by the overwhelming advantage in numbers of the enemy –
it did demonstrate its right to life as a nation.
The Polish public looks upon this happening with great
respect, gives it its moral support and hopes that its resistance will
continue for as long as is possible....
Yad Vashem Archives, O-25/25.
* From the Underground newspaper Mysl Panstwowa ("State Thought"), No. 37, April 30, 1943.