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Warsaw Ghetto uprising leader Edelman dies at 90
AP ^ | 2009-10-03

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1943; germany; ghetto; godsgravesglyphs; holocaust; marekedelman; nazis; obit; poland; uprising; warsaw; worldwar2; ww2; wwii

1 posted on 10/05/2009 3:22:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: NFHale; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne; Travis McGee; ExTexasRedhead; Lurker; ...
*Ping!*
2 posted on 10/05/2009 3:23:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Never forget.


3 posted on 10/05/2009 3:25:32 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: rabscuttle385
I've known about the Warsaw Uprising for many year, but I'm reading "Unintended Consequences" right now, and there is a good re-telling of the tale in that book.

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.

4 posted on 10/05/2009 3:29:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Mila 18” is also pretty good.


5 posted on 10/05/2009 3:43:55 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rabscuttle385; NFHale; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne; Travis McGee; ExTexasRedhead; ...

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...
-Hale


6 posted on 10/05/2009 3:50:13 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: NFHale
I'm certain that G*d will welcome this worthy warrior with open arms.

"He who saves one life, saves the World entire."

7 posted on 10/05/2009 3:52:01 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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).

Never again.


8 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:54 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Lurker

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.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 4:01:06 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: Gapplega

Make that Ms.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 4:04:16 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: rabscuttle385

One less hero in the world today.


11 posted on 10/05/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gapplega

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.


12 posted on 10/05/2009 4:06:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

ping.


13 posted on 10/05/2009 4:07:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rabscuttle385
The US and the British wanted to air drop ammunition and grenades into Warsaw, but that meant they would have to land in Russia to refuel for the trip back. Stalin refused landing rights for the allied planes, calling the Warsaw freedom fighters “criminal adventurers” who didn't deserve help.
14 posted on 10/05/2009 4:26:03 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: dfwgator

Thank you! I’m so jet-lagged. Just got back from Frankfurt yesterday. (I thought Marek was a man’s name!)


15 posted on 10/05/2009 4:28:18 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: DuncanWaring
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

16 posted on 10/05/2009 4:35:20 PM PDT by Popman (Am I still a racist if I disgree with Obama white half ???)
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17 posted on 10/05/2009 5:00:13 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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18 posted on 10/05/2009 5:38:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Lockbar

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.


19 posted on 10/05/2009 5:55:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: SJackson; rabscuttle385
Against all odds...

Never, never give up.

20 posted on 10/05/2009 9:37:23 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Lockbar
This proves there was no difference between Nazis and Commies. Nazis called Polish resistance forces "Polish Bandits".

"...nigdy nie było dobrze
między nami a Gapami.
Jak na imię mam,
żadna z nich nie zapyta.
Gapie soldaty wołają mnie
Polski Bandyta."
21 posted on 10/06/2009 12:57:08 AM PDT by Verdelet (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori!)
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To: Popman

“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.


22 posted on 10/06/2009 6:33:37 AM PDT by flaglady47 (A post a day keeps the lefties away.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Mila 18" moved me emotionally like few other books have.

Leni

23 posted on 10/06/2009 7:39:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is Missing Its Idiot!)
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To: Lockbar; All
The US and the British wanted to air drop ammunition and grenades into Warsaw...


This is partially true as it happened to Warsaw Uprising in 1944 when the entire people of Warsaw stood up, not to Jewish uprising in Warsaw ghetto in 1943!  In 1943, Russians were more than a thousand miles away from Warsaw.


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.
 

"Powstanie Warszawskie - Zapomniani bohaterowie"(1)Warsaw Rising: The Forgotten Soldiers of WW II

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.

 

24 posted on 10/06/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT by Matt_Rel
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To: Matt_Rel
Sorry for the wrong link. This one is Ok.

WARSAW RISING The forgotten soldiers of WWII part 1

 

25 posted on 10/06/2009 11:16:16 AM PDT by Matt_Rel
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To: rabscuttle385; ex-Texan
Next the Iranian dictatorship will say Warsaw Ghetto uprising never happen, just like they falsely claim concerning the Shoah.

Murdering Nazi SS directing artillery directly into apartment buildings against a pocket of Jewish resistance, during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Warsaw, Poland, April 19th-May 16th, 1943.

"Never again!"

26 posted on 10/06/2009 4:53:12 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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