May 8, 1943 – Mordechai Anielewicz Dead
On May 8, 1943, Mordechai Anielewicz, along with his girlfriend and other members of the Zionist youth movement at Warsaw, allegedly took his own life as Nazi troops closed in.
Anielewicz had been instrumental in the first act of armed resistance that prevented a major, planned deportation and set off the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
There were no eyewitnesses to his death and the whereabouts of his remains are unknown. He was 24 years old.