Last Survivor Of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Dies
The last living survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has died at the age of 94 in Jerusalem, local media are reporting.
Simcha "Kazik" Rotem took part in the 1943 act of Jewish resistance, which took place in Nazi-occupied Poland in opposition to the Germans' final effort to transport the ghetto population to concentration camps.
During the revolt, Rotem fought and served as a negotiator between the ghetto residents and the so-called Aryan side.
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu both paid tribute to Rotem, with Netanyahu writing on Twitter that he had "fought the Nazis, saved Jews, ... and told his story of heroism to many Israelis".
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