Marek Edelman

Marek Edelman (1919 - 2009)

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Marek Edelman
Born in Gomel, Belarus,Russiamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Warsaw, Polandmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 3 Dec 2018
16:15: Aaron Gullison edited the Biography for Marek Edelman (1919-2009). (fix cites) [Thank Aaron for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Jewish Roots | Unconnected Notables of Poland.

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Marek Edelman has Jewish Roots.


History Marek Edelman, The Last of the Mohicans - Proof that one can be a 'Polish Jew' without being a Zionist 05-10-2009


My nie chcemy ratować życia. Żaden z nas żywy z tego nie wyjdzie. My chcemy ratować ludzką godność ( We do not want to save our lives, no one will come out alive from here, we want to save human dignity )

Arie Wilner (aka Jurek) soldier of the ŻOB (Jewish Combat Organization), Warsaw, April 1943

Marek Edelman died on October 2, 2009. He was the last surviving fighter of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 and arguably the most endearing character of his generation.

Marek Edelman was born in 1919 in Gomel, Belarus.
His family had moved to Warsaw in the 1920s, after fleeing the Soviet Union, where twelve of his uncles had been liquidated by the Blocheviks for socialist opposition.
His father Natan Feliks, who died in 1924, was close to the Trudoviki,
Labor Party activists who were to join the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party after 1917, and his mother Cecylia Percowska was an activist in the Labor Party.
Bund ( Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln a Rusland), the General Union of Jewish Workers, which was both a party and a union, socialist, secular and opposed to both Zionism (Lenin described the Bundists as " Zionists who are seasick ") and the Bolsheviks.[1]


Marek Edelman Find A Grave Index
Name: Marek Edelman
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 2009
Event Place: Warsaw, , Mazowieckie, Poland
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 01 Jan 1919
Death Date: 02 Oct 2009
Affiliate Record Identifier: 42858528
Cemetery: Cmentarz Zydowski
Document Information:


Wikipedia records two alternate sources for birth date and location, Homel (now Belarus) in 1919 or Warsaw, Poland, 1922.


  1. Last of the Mohicans - Proof that one can be a Polish Jew without Zionist Biography
  2. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch
    ( : 13 December 2015),
    Marek Edelman, 2009;
    Burial, Warsaw, , Mazowieckie, Poland,
    Cmentarz Zydowski;
    citing record ID 42858528,
    Find a Grave, Burial

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