Warsaw honors fighter killed in ghetto uprising

Ceremony for Jewish fighter Pavel Frankel attended by education minister, former defense minister Moshe Arens.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 21, 2012 01:40
Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar

Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar_311. (photo credit: Muki Schwartz)

Sixty-nine years after he died in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a plaque was dedicated to Jewish fighter Pavel Frankel in a ceremony held Tuesday in the city where he died.

The ceremony was attended by Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar, former defense minister Moshe Arens, a native of Poland, as well as Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and the Polish deputy education minister.

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“This represents the mending of the historical tragedy of Pavel Frankel and his brothersin- arms in the Jewish army, who fell in battle and whose story has not been told for many years and who did not receive the proper recognition they deserve for their part in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising,” said Sa’ar.

Frankel was 23 years old when he was killed fighting in the uprising in 1943.


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