Marek Edelman, the Heroic Anti-Hero

“I am the Guardian of the Jewish Graves” by Itzhak Luden Translated from the Yiddish by Barnett Zumoff; published in the Yiddish Forverts, 10/5/2009 In principle, the most important thing is — life. And when there is life, the most important thing is freedom. And after that, one gives his life for freedom. Then one […]

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April 17: Marek Edelman, Fighter and Healer

Dr. Marek Edelman, the only one of five commanders of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to survive the conflagration, was awarded Poland’s highest medal, the Order of the White Eagle, on this date in 1998. Edelman was a young Bundist when he helped create the Jewish Fighting Organization. He escaped the burning ghetto through the […]

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