Jewish Journal

A hero apart

By Stanislaw Krajewski

October 15, 2009 | 8:38 pm

Marek Edelman died on October 2, 2009. His death became a major news in Poland. TV programs reported it at length. A leading daily paper devoted to the obituary almost the whole first page,... read full article

  • Marek Edelman, a hero

    Leonard Fein

    October 7, 2009 | 7:40 pm

    Let us speak of heroes.  Not, mind you, the voguish kind, whether the super-powered sci-fi heroes of the NBC television show or the very nice people nominated for United Jewish Communities’ current folly, “Jewish Community Hero of the Year.”  I mean the real kind, the kind...

  • Letter to Marek Edelman

    Stan Levy

    October 7, 2009 | 7:28 pm

    This is a letter from Lech Walesa to Marek Edelman dated April 17, 1988.  When Poland first offered to recognize Solidarity as the official state union, one of their conditions was that they expel Marek Edelman from its Exec. Committee.  Lech Walesa refused and instead wrote this letter to Marek on Passover 1988, the 45th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    Click here to view and download the letter.

  • Remembering Marek Edelman

    By Shana Penn, JTA

    October 7, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Marek Edelman could be said to embody both Poland’s Holocaust history and its modern Jewish revival. The last surviving leader of Warsaw’s ghetto uprising, a man credited with “awakening” Poland’s postwar generation to its proud Jewish legacy, Edelman was a hero to Polish...