There were two converted churches in the Jewish Ghetto where they prayed during the Holocaust. The two converted churches in the Jewish Ghetto were large and impressive. One of them was the "All Saints Church" (Kościół Wszystkich). This church served part of the converted Jews in the Ghetto and the other, in Grzybowski Square, was the Church of the Birth of Mary, located on one of the bustling streets of the Jewish Quarter. But the relations between the converts and the Jews in the ghetto, it is important to remember, were not simple. Their hatred towards Judaism was great. According to testimonies from this period, the children of Janusz Korczak's orphanage asked in a letter to the priest of the church to visit the garden of the church, but he refused them. It was the only garden in the Ghetto.
The Nazi anti-Semitic ideology in its modern incarnation saw Judaism as no longer a "religion," but a biological race, and even those who converted from Judaism remained Jewish.
At the end of World War II, the structure of the church was damaged and partially destroyed, mainly by the wounds sustained by the Germans during the heroic uprising of the Polish underground in 1944.
Over the years, the church has been relocated to make way for the expansion of a road. In a complex engineering operation in which the foundations of the structure were sawed, the church was moved 17 meters from its place, on a rail that was installed to drag it into its new location and connect it to new foundations.
Even if one does not agree with those who have decided to leave the Jewish faith and become Christians, or atheists who declare themselves non-Jewish, even if there is a bad taste in the open hostility shown by some of them to the Jews, it is hard not to be surprised by the Nazi cruelty towards them.
That the Nazis saw biology as the only thing that defines the Jew. With Jews who converted, they viewed them as Jews in every way, and therefore all the decrees and deportation fell on them - whether it was the Ghetto or the death camps.
This was the Nazi anti-Semitism, the same anti-Semitism of thousands of years, but in a new incarnation, fascist and racist without shame, anti-Semitism that says that Judaism is no longer a "religion," but a biological race in every respect.
Thus the converts were forced into the Ghetto, under the Nazis' bayonets. More than 2,000 converts were living in the Warsaw Ghetto. Against their will and despite their alienation from the Jews from which they fled, they found themselves sharing the same fate with the Jewish people to whom they had renounced.
Still, even when they were in the Ghetto, the converts hoped for German disillusionment and a special status that would enable them to leave the ghetto, to freedom, to the bulk of Warsaw. It did not happen.