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Marek Edelman (1922 - 2009)


McCoy 27 | 1,275  
3 Oct 2009 /  #1
The news has just come through that Marek Edelman, leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising has passed away. Edelman cut his political teeth as a leader of the Jewish Workers Bund - a mass Jewish Marxist organization - in prewar Poland - fighting against an authoritarian and anti-Semitic regime.

thethirdestate.net/2009/10/marek-edelman-rip/
peoplesarchive.com/browse/movies/6210/en/
Ksysia 25 | 430  
3 Oct 2009 /  #2
Another great one is gone
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
3 Oct 2009 /  #3
RIP for sure. He fought for all those innocent Jews who did nothing wrong. They have different business methods that Hitler couldn't accept and what he did to them was unforgivable.

Viva la resistance!
Ksysia 25 | 430  
3 Oct 2009 /  #4
He also gave credit to Poles, and that is very rare.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
3 Oct 2009 /  #5
Oct 3, 09, 13:37 - Thread attached on merging:
Warsaw ghetto uprising head dies

From the BBC -
The last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, Marek Edelman, has died at the age of 90.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8288156.stm

Edit - Thats the last time I directly cut and paste a title from the BBC
Jay24 12 | 64  
3 Oct 2009 /  #6
Marek Edelman

This man makes you feel proud to just be part of humanity.

R.I.P. Sir
OP McCoy 27 | 1,275  
4 Oct 2009 /  #7
This man makes you feel proud to just be part of humanity.

true. another great Pole is gone. and whats sad, there are no repleacements.
hpackard - | 2  
11 Oct 2009 /  #8
Well, a great fighter - I agree.
However he tried to minimalize the other Jewish organisation (ZZW) part in the resistance. And did this very unfairly.
For a oppressed Jew, it seems very strange that he asked the West to bomb Yugoslavia (dozens of civilians were killed)
yehudi 1 | 432  
2 Nov 2009 /  #9
He fought for all those innocent Jews who did nothing wrong. They have different business methods that Hitler couldn't accept and what he did to them was unforgivable.

That's your understanding of Hitler and Nazism, that there was an incompatibility of business methods?! That's why he gassed babies and murdered defenseless people by the millions? You twerp! Don't "Viva la resistance" me. You don't understand the first thing about any of this. Where were you educated?
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
2 Nov 2009 /  #10
Actually he understood quite well.

Viva la resistance (Palestinian one) :)

On topic, Edelman was awesome.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,080  
2 Nov 2009 /  #11
Where were you educated?

He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is Scottish. Speaking in his defence, I don't think he meant anything anti-Jewish in his comment, so your reaction seems highly exaggerated.

We may all feel very proud in Poland of Marek Edelman. By the way, Marek Edelman was not well "seen" by his compatriots in Israel as I got to know from an interview given to the "Rzeczpospolita" daily by one of the former Israeli ministers of defence (sorry, I forgot his name). There are less and less public figures of Jewish origin in Poland, another two of them as often seen on Polish TV as Edelman is Szymon Szurmiej and his magnificent wife Gołda Tencer, a most formidable couple of the artistic world.

Vive la culture juive en Pologne!

Viva la resistance :-))

La resistance of Marek Edelman againt Radio Maryja (God bless Radio Maryja and its fervent supporters: "moherowe berety" and "włóczkowe czapki") or,

la resistance of Radio Maryja against Jews who are the culprits of all the sins in the world (God bless the Jews to one of whom you made your son Jesus) ?
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
2 Nov 2009 /  #12
Viva la resistance :-))

Luckily he failed at his attempt at censorship, awesome as he was he was fairly misguided.

I completely agree that RM is an unpleasant little station but closing it down would be utter fascism.

Sjam

Dont worry about Sjam, they're (he and Harry) our own A-Team (as in anti-Polish) :)))

The guy repeatedly accused Poles of working with Nazi Germans in WW2.
sjam 2 | 541  
2 Nov 2009 /  #13
The guy repeatedly accused Poles of working with Nazi Germans in WW2.

Are you saying no Poles worked with Nazi Germans in WWII?

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