Skip to comments.Warsaw Ghetto uprising leader Edelman dies at 90
Posted on 10/05/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of WWII Warsaw Ghetto uprising, died Friday in Warsaw at the age of 90.
Paula Sawicka told The Associated Press that Edelman died at her family's home at 2 p.m. EDT (1800GMT) of old age.
"He died at home, among friends, among his close people," Sawicka said.
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The whole reason we have the Second Amendment is so that we have the means to fight our own government, trading up our personal weaponry for military-grade hardware as the opportunity presents itself.
Edelman knew the score.
“Mila 18” is also pretty good.
Thanks for posting it, ‘Rabs. Yer one o’ the good ones, brother.
God bless his soul, and grant a worthy warrior a Home in Heaven. We’re short on folks like him nowadays...
NEVER FORGET - AND NEVER AGAIN...
"He who saves one life, saves the World entire."
Mr. Edelman is in a much nicer place than that piece of filth who is aiming a gun at a 5year old child (referring to the posted picture).
I know I have a heart, because it BREAKS every time one of these gentlemen passes away.
I’m involved with many WWII veterans, and it kills a piece of me as well, every time...Like the best and most decent part of us is leaving.
And it fills me with an anger as well - as what they fought and bled for is being eroded and deliberately ripped apart.
Ya’ll know the rest, brother. I’ll save the vitriol for a later time. I’m sure we’ll get PLENTY of opportunity to vent it.
What did Yamamoto say? “I fear that all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve...”
..and of course, our P-38s blew him out of the sky over Bouganville not quite a year later, after Pearl Harbor...
Yeah...we’re AMERICANS. We’re like that.
Make that Ms.
One less hero in the world today.
It was Mr., but I could see the confusion:
“Paula Sawicka told The Associated Press that Edelman died at her family’s home at 2 p.m. EDT (1800GMT) of old age. “
The “her” referred to Paula.
Thank you! I’m so jet-lagged. Just got back from Frankfurt yesterday. (I thought Marek was a man’s name!)
That Book completely and profoundly changed my life.
It personalized "evil" in my mind. A concept I rarely thought about at the time
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Stalin ordered his partisans to liquidate all self-identified “Jewish Partisans,” because he thought they would complicate the post-war situation. He was a regular piece of work.
Never, never give up.
“I read “Mila 18” when I was about 16 years old.
That Book completely and profoundly changed my life.
It personalized “evil” in my mind. A concept I rarely thought about at the time”
I too read Mila 18 when I was in high school, and like you, the book made a lasting impression on me. I would actually like to reread it now. Time to head for Amazon.com, books.
I can't understand why so many people in the West, esp. in America know only about a Jewish uprising in Warsaw Ghetto, or, at best, confuse it with Warsaw Rising '44.
With due respect to Polish Jews, their uprising, although of TREMENDOUS MORAL MEANING, was small and insignificant from the military viewpoint because it broke out on April 19,1943, after most of 300,000 Warsaw Jews had already been shipped to German death camps. Ghetto Uprising'43 was limited only to a small restricted area in downtown Warsaw and according to different sources was carried out by 1,000 - 1,500 Jewish underground fighters.
On the other hand, Warsaw Uprising 44 covered the entire area of the left-bank Warsaw and was performed by 50,000 strong Polish underground army, called Home Army. As a result of this, 97% of left-bank Warsaw was utterly destroyed, about 18,000 Home Army soldiers and more than 200,000 civilians were killed.
See the short documentary on Warsaw Rising 1944 by CNN. I recommend it to you, although I hate to hear when Americans say "Nazis did this, Nazis did that" because we Poles fought against German Hitlerite invaders, not mythical Nazis.
Who were so called Nazis?
Where did they come from?
Has anybody ever heard of the nation in Europe called Nazis or a country called "Naziland", or so?
While Poland was trampled by millions of German invaders, only several thousands of them belonged to NSDAP, German Nazi party. Warsaw trolleys had special parts called "Nur fur Deutsche" (Only for Germans). I live for a long time and I swear by God I have never heard of any trolley compartments named "Nur fur Nazis", or so.
We, Poles, we were murdered because we were Polish, not because we weren't Nazis!!! Lots of Polish prewar far-right activists were murdered by Germans as well. Despite they were Nazis, they were killed too. So, Nazis killed Nazis?! WHAT INCONSISTENCY! The truth is that Germans murdered Poles regardless of Poles' political views and they murdered 6 million citizens of Poland, incl. 3 million Jews with Polish prewar citizenship, one fifth of the entire population.