The cigarette sellers from the Warsaw ghetto

Grant for the Jewish Community of Warsaw for the project commemorating the cigarette sellers from Warsaw ghetto

A plaque on Plac Trzech Krzyży in Warsaw will commemorate the cigarette sellers identified with this spot during the Holocaust. Their story is one of the few and perhaps the only one about a group of children aged 6 to 16 who escaped from the Warsaw ghetto and survived through sheer cunning, luck, and solidarity. They slept in the bushes or in vacant buildings, selling newspapers and cigarettes on the street by day. Members and supporters of the Jewish Community of Warsaw initiated this project in their memory.