Warsaw ghetto uprising head dies

The last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, Marek Edelman, has died at the age of 90.

The uprising – triggered by the Nazis’ decision to send residents to concentration camps – lasted three weeks before it was crushed.

Mr Edelman, then 23, was one of 200 young Jews who fought German troops. His friend, Paula Sawicka, told the Associated Press that he died “at home, among friends”.

Former Polish Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski paid tribute to him.

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