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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising / Judaica: Getto walczy. Udział Bundu w obronie getta warszawskiego


[The Ghetto is Fighting. Participation of the Bund in the defense of the Warsaw Ghetto]


Large 12°, 67 pp., original illustrated wrappers (wrappers slightly dusty and stained with small chips and lines in ink and pencil, sporadic annotations in pencil inside).


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Marek Edelman (1919 or 1922 – 2009), a member of the Bund, the Jewish socialist movement, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during World War II, in 1943. He helped organizing guerrilla troops among the relatively unprepared inhabitants of the Ghetto and secret transportation of the weapons, which during the uprising fought much more powerful German troops, that tried to transport the remaining ghetto population to Majdanek and Treblinka death camps.

After the death of all the other leaders of the revolt, Edelman became the only surviving commander of the revolt. He managed to escape the winning German troops through the sewers under the Ghetto and joined the resistance at the Warsaw Uprising.

In his book, published by the Bund just shortly after the war, Edelman describes the events in the Ghetto and mostly the disbelief of the Jewish population, that Germans would try to deport them.

References: OCLC 559371466, 37298581 (with other versions), 492020304, 162836180.

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