Simcha (Szymon) Rathajzer
24 February 1924
|Died||22 December 2018 (aged 94)|
|Known for||Member of the Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa (Jewish Combat Organization), participant in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Warsaw Uprising|
Simcha Rotem (born Simcha (Szymon) Rathajzer; 24 February 1924 – 22 December 2018) was a Polish-Israeli veteran. He was a member of the Jewish underground in Warsaw. He was the head courier of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ŻOB), which planned and executed the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis.
He was one of the last two surviving Jewish fighters in the Warsaw uprising and the last surviving fighter from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising.
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- Associated Press (23 December 2018). "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Fighter Simcha Rotem Dies at 94". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 23 December 2018.