The last Jewish resistance fighters from the Warsaw Ghetto is dead. Simcha “Kazik” Rotem had died, according to Israeli media at the age of 94 years in Jerusalem.

Red, also known as Kazik Ratajzer, managed to escape in 1943, after heavy Fighting against the Germans, with other comrades, by a sewer from the destroyed Warsaw Ghetto. After his immigration to Israel, he reported, according to the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu many people of his exploits.

“His stories will accompany our people will always be”

acknowledged Together with the state President Reuven Rivlin him the head of the government, as the last fighters of the ghetto. Red have fought “against the Nazis and the Jews saved,” wrote the President on Twitter. “His story and the story of the uprising will accompany our people forever.”

in the 19th century. April 1943 rebelled Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto against SS-units. The almost month-long battle against the superior German failed at 16. May 1943. A bloody crackdown, the fate of most of the, until then, survivors of the Warsaw Jews was sealed.


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