Obit

Last Leader of Warsaw Ghetto Dies

Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, died Friday in Warsaw at the age of 90. After the war, Edelman worked in Lodz as a cardiologist, and was a member of the democratic opposition to the communist regime in Poland that fell in 1989. More than 55,000 people were killed or sent to Nazi concentration camps during the uprising.