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Participant of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto revolted by the publication of his love letters

Israeli Simcha Rotem, one of the few surviving participants in the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, won a legal battle with the publishing house PWN, published his love letters to the military girlfriend Irene Gelblum.

These messages were used in the book of Remigius Grzeli called «Choice Irene,» writes Sunday, September 24, the Jewish news Agency JTA.

The court of appeals in Warsaw on Friday issued a verdict in the case, ordering the defendant to apologize to the plaintiff and to sacrifice $ 5900 for charitable purposes.

The article said that two years earlier the District court in Warsaw found no violations of law in the actions of the publishing house, as the daughter of Irena Gelblum gave consent to publication of letters. However, the court did not consider the position of the author of the texts of Simcha Rotem, who strongly opposed the disclosure of the details of his personal life

92-year-old Rotem lives today in Israel. During the Second world war he was a soldier of the Jewish resistance organisation (ZOB), which resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto.

Irene was also a member of this organization and took part in the uprising. Until 1968 she lived in Poland, and then left the country and published a collection of poems in the Italian language under the alias Irena Conti di Mauro.

Participant of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto revolted by the publication of his love letters
24.09.2017

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