Mordechaj AnielewiczMordecai Anielewicz
) was the commander of the ŻOB (Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa
, Jewish Fighting Organization) during the Warsaw ghetto
uprising. A leader of a Zionist-socialist youth group, he was involved in smuggling people out of occupied Europe, but returned to the Ghetto to fight the transportation of Jews to Treblinka
. He died in battle in the ŻOB bunker at 18 Mila Street on May 8
. Kibbutz Yad Mordechai
is named for him.