Last surviving Revisionist Warsaw Ghetto fighter dies

The last surviving member of the Revisionist movement’s Jewish Military Organization (ZZW) to have fought during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising was buried in Israel Wednesday afternoon.

Ziuta Hartman-Rutenberg, born in 1922 in Kielce, took part in the revolt against the Nazis as part of the underground group founded by members of the militant Jabotinsky Betar youth movement, which fought alongside the better known left-wing Jewish Combat Organization lead by Mordechai Anielewicz.

The role of the revisionists was largely minimized in the public eye for generations, although it has gained greater notoriety in recent years, especially following the publication of former Defense Minister Moshe Arens’ book Flags above the Ghetto: The Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in 2009.


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