Warsaw ghetto uprising fighter Simcha Rotem dies at 94

Holocaust survivor among last-known Jewish fighters from 1943 uprising against the Nazis

Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last-known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94.

Rotem, who went by the underground nickname Kazik, took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Though destined to fail, the Warsaw ghetto uprising symbolised a refusal to succumb to Nazi atrocities and inspired other resistance campaigns by Jews and non-Jews alike.

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