Marek Edelman: An Appreciation

by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, University of Judaism, founding director of the

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising died in Poland on Friday October 2nd in Poland at the age of 90.

Born to leftist parents, his father died when he was a child. Edelman mostly had to fend for himself after his mother