This documentary [04:45] portrays the events of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, led by the 23-year-old Mordechai Anielewicz. Included in this film is an excerpt from Anielewicz’s last letter to Yitzchak Zuckerman, another leader of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB).
Here is an excerpt from Anielewicz’s last letter, which he wrote just weeks before his death at the hands of the Nazis:
‘It is impossible to describe the conditions under which the Jews of the ghetto
are now living. Only a few will be able to hold out. The remainder will die
sooner or later. Their fate is decided. In almost all the hiding places in which
thousands are concealing themselves it is not possible to light a candle for
lack of air.
With the aid of our transmitter we heard the marvelous report on our fighting
by the “Shavit” radio station. The fact that we are remembered beyond the
ghetto walls encourages us in our struggle. Peace go with you, my friend!
Perhaps we may still meet again! The dream of my life has risen to become
fact. Self-defense in the ghetto will have been a reality. Jewish armed
resistance and revenge are facts. I have been a witness to the magnificent,
heroic fighting of Jewish men in battle.’
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