[Marxism] Marek Edelman, antifascist fighter, dies

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 06:02:17 MDT 2009


I sent this to the list of my group, Al-Awda-NY: Palestine Right to
Return Coalition, thus the emphasis on his antiZionism.
If you google his name you'll turn up lots of more general
biographical detail on him, including his account of the ghetto
uprising.
Andy
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Edelman was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against
the Nazis. He died in Warsaw, where he stayed after the war, refusing
to move to Israel. His political party, the Bund, was antiZionist. He
referred to Israel as "a historic failure," and was involved in a
comradely dialogue with Palestinian liberation fighters about their
tactics (he was mistaken tactically, but the point is he saw them as
comrades).
He and the Bund weren't the most revolutionary force among Jewish
workers in Europe, but they were a far sight better than the Zionist
quislings in Warsaw who counseled silence and practiced betrayal, all
in pursuit of their hopes to eventually become colonizers in their own
right.




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