Jewish resistance leader Mordechai Anielewicz delivered these words in an open letter to the Warsaw ghetto, calling on all Jews to fight back against the Nazis. It was a battle the Jews could not hope to win, but they decided not to go quietly to certain death. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, beginning World War II, the Nazis quickly destroyed Jewish life. After stripping Jews of all their rights, the Nazis forced them into a ghetto surrounded by brick walls. After more than three years of starvation, disease, and death, the Jewish people decided to resist. When the Nazis came to destroy the ghetto, the Jewish fighters were ready to strike back. Author Linda Jacobs Altman chronicles this brave and heroic story from the Holocaust.