The Lonely Struggle:
Marek Edelmann, Last Hero of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
60 minutes, 1988
In this documentary, the sole surviving member of the Jewish high command looks back on the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, a unique event in Jewish as well as non-Jewish history: for the first time the Jews took up arms against the Nazis. In 1943 the remaining 50,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto realized that there was no hope that any of them would survive the holocaust. Dr. Marek Edelman, who never left Poland, is now a cardiologist in Lodz where in the 1980s he played a leading role in the then underground trade union Solidarity.
Filmed and interviewed on location in Warsaw and Lodz, Marek Edelman gives an insider's account of the dramatic events that unfolded in 1943. The documentary contains unique historical footage.
Produced by AVA Productions (Netherlands).