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Paweł Frenkiel

A memorial stone for the leaders of ŻZW in the Warsaw Ghetto Paweł Frenkiel and Dawid Moryc Apfelbaum on ul. Dubois (Dubois Street) in Warsaw. (Part of the Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle in Warsaw)
A plaque in memory of Paweł Frenkel at 5A Grzybowska Street in Warsaw

Paweł Frenkiel (sometimes also Frenkel, Hebrew: פאוול פרנקל‎; 1920-1943) was a Polish Jewish youth leader in Warsaw and one of the senior commanders of the Jewish Military Union, or the ŻZW. Although one of the most important leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Jewish resistance in the months preceding April 1943, Frenkiel is also one of the least well-known to historians and both his earlier life and his ultimate fate are a subject of some controversy.[1]

Paweł Frenkiel was born in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of 18 he joined the revisionist Zionist youth movement Betar.[2]

Following the outbreak of [3] In recent years some historians went as far as to suggest that Apfelbaum did not even exist at all.[6][7]

In any way, it is probable that Paweł Frenkiel personally commanded one of the armed companies of armed fighters during the ill-fated Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. According to a widespread opinion he was killed in action while defending the headquarters of the Jewish Military Union at #7 Muranów Square. According to some other sources he was killed on 19 June 1943 in Grzybowska Street in Warsaw.[8]

References

  1. ^ various authors (2007).  
  2. ^ (Polish) "Żydowski Związek Wojskowy".  
  3. ^ a b  
  4. ^ Życie codzienne warszawskiego getta; warszawskie getto i ludzie (1939-1945 i dalej) [Everyday life of the Warsaw Ghetto: Warsaw Ghetto and its' people] (in Polski). Warsaw: Ojczyzna. 1995.  
  5. ^ David Wdowinski; Chaim Lazar (1985). And we are not saved. Morris Chariton (2 ed.). New York: Philosophical Library.  
  6. ^ Dariusz Libionka;  
  7. ^ The controversy surrounding Apfelbaum's existence is further discussed in: Dariusz Libionka; Laurence Weinbaum (2011). Bohaterowie, hochsztaplerzy, opisywacze: wokół Żydowskiego Związku Wojskowego [Heroes, Liars, Story-tellers: around the Jewish Military Union] (in Polski). Warsaw: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów,  
  8. ^ Dariusz Libionka; Laurence Weinbaum (2011). Bohaterowie, hochsztaplerzy, opisywacze: wokół Żydowskiego Związku Wojskowego [Heroes, Liars, Story-tellers: around the Jewish Military Union] (in Polski). Warsaw: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów,  

External links

  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader gets recognition - at last
  • "Flags Over the Ghetto". Israeli stamp with Paweł Frenkiel
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