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A Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighter died. Humanity must never forget his story

A Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighter died. Humanity must never forget his story
Simcha Rotem is seen during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2014. (Abir Sultan / EPA/Shutterstock)

To the editor: My eyes got teary and my body turned cold as I read the story of the death at age 94 of Simcha Rotem, a Holocaust survivor who fought in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

These resisters were destined to fail and knew it, but they fought the overwhelming Nazi forces for a full month. Their story should be remembered forever by humanity as an example of standing up against tyranny, hate and injustice.

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The heroic story of those who fought for freedom and basic human rights must never be forgotten. A holiday should be established for every nation to preserve this history and observe those who deserve never be forgotten.

Sid Pelston, Marina del Rey

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