Marek Edelman


Age: 90

last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis considered as the first act of large-scale armed civilian resistance against the Germans in occupied Poland during World War II, who also fought the Nazis in the Warsaw city Uprising in 1944 and for decades fought communism in Poland.

Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

Born: January 1, 1919

Died: October 2, 2009

Warsaw, Poland