Edelman’s spirit challenges the rising nationalist right in Europe

This month marks 75 years since the Warsaw Ghetto uprising ended.

In 2006, I met the last living leader of that heroic act of resistance, Marek Edelman.

We talked in the Warsaw home of his friend, Paula Sawicka, a human rights activist and founder of Open Republic: the Polish Association Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia.

Edelman died on October 2, 2009, aged 90.

Nenu 1aHis was a public funeral, attended by Polish citizens from many walks of life.

In reviewing his remarkable life, and his deep friendship with Sawicka, I am struck by the urgent relevance of…

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