Mordecai Anielewicz

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz Full Name: Mordecai Anielewicz


Profession: Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Why Famous: As leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Anielewicz has been remembered in popular history as a hero who forcibly resisted the mass deportations taking place in Nazi Germany. The unexpected resistance the Nazis faced stymied their efforts to clear the Warsaw Ghetto for months, though Anielewicz's comrades suffered heavy casualties.

For his efforts in coordinating the largest Jewish armed resistance during the Holocaust, several memorials have been dedicated to Anielewicz in Poland and Israel.

Born: May 8, 1919
Birthplace: Wyszków, Poland
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: May 8, 1943 (aged 24)
Cause of Death: Suspected to have committed suicide rather than surrender to NAZI troops that had surrounded his command bunker at 18 Miła Street

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