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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 05:59 AM

(Jewish Group) Simcha Rotem, Jewish resistance fighter and Holocaust survivor, dies at 94


Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, died Dec. 22 in Jerusalem. He was 94.

Israeli government officials announced his death. The cause was not disclosed.

Mr. Rotem, who went by the underground nickname “Kazik,” took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Though guaranteed to fail, the uprising symbolized a refusal to succumb to Nazi atrocities and inspired other resistance campaigns by Jews and non-Jews alike.

Mr. Rotem helped save the last survivors of the uprising by smuggling them out of the burning ghetto through sewage tunnels. The Jewish fighters fought for nearly a month, fortifying themselves in bunkers and managing to kill 16 Nazis and wound nearly 100.

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JudyM Dec 2018 #1

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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 07:00 PM

1. A hero to remember.

Blessed memory.

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