WARSAW, Poland – Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a 1943 revolt by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland during World War II, has died. He was 93.
Spiegel's son Julius Spiegel said Tueday that his father died on May 9 in Montreal, where he had spent the past four years in a nursing home.
With Spiegel's death, the tiny group of survivors of the legendary revolt grows even smaller.
Spiegel was one of about 750 Jewish fighters who rose up on April 19, 1943. Only a few dozen survived, escaping the ghetto through underground sewage canals to reach the so-called "Aryan side" of the city. Spiegel and his future wife Chaika Belchatowska were among them.