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.

Simcha Rotem-Ratayzer, a former insurgent in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in front, stands in front of a new monument, in Warsaw on May 13, 2010. Image: Getty Images

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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