Anielewicz, Mordecai

Portrait
Born: 1919 AD
Died: 1943 AD, at 24 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Activists


1919 - Born to a poor family in Wyszków near Warsaw.

1939 - A week after the German invasion of Poland, he escaped with his members of the group from Warsaw to the eastern regions in the hopes that the Polish would slow down the German advance.

1940 - He returned to Warsaw in January, with his girlfriend, Mira Fuchrer, where he organized cells and youngsters groups, instructed, participated in underground publications, organized meetings and seminars and visited other groups in different cities.

1942 - He was visiting the southwest region of Poland – annexed to Germany – attempting to organize armed resistance.

1943 - A connection with the Polish government in exile in London was made and the group received weapons from the Polish underground on the "Aryan" side of the city.

       - He was instrumental in the first Warsaw ghetto uprising, preventing the majority of a second wave of Jews from being deported to extermination camps.

       - Committed suicide, along with his girlfriend and many of his staff, in the {OB bunker at 18 MiBa Street on the 8th of May, once their capture by the Germans was inevitable.


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