Saturday, 3 October 2009

Marek Edelman: Remembering courage in the face of tyranny

Marek Edelman, has died at the age of 90.

The Beeb report the death of the last surviving leader  from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis in 1943.

"For nearly a month in the spring of 1943 a group of young Jews, armed with pistols and home-made bombs, held off the German army before the ghetto was razed to the ground.

Jewish residents fought for nearly a month before the uprising was crushed. By that time the Nazis had sent 300,000 Jewish residents of the ghetto to the gas chambers at the Treblinka death camp."

Three hundred thousand..... 
To take arms in the face of tyranny has my utmost respect..

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