Moscow. January 12. INTERFAX – the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia Alexander Boroda sent condolences to the sons of Arkady Weisspapir, who died in Kiev in the night of 11 January on 97-m to year of life.
As noted in the FJC, A. Weisspapir was one of the last surviving participants in the uprising at the death camp Sobibor in 1943 – the only such uprising ended with success.
In his address, the leader of the Jewish community called the deceased “a great hero, the memory of which shall live forever in our hearts.”
“His courage and heroism can and should say a lot: Your father, like his comrades, appeared in the camp of Sobibor, found the strength to stand up and speak out against a seemingly well-functioning mechanism that has failed in the most unexpected place. Like the ancient heroes of the Jewish people, they do not expect that they will have to perform a feat beyond normal human strength, but they did it,” writes A. Beard.
On behalf of the Jewish community of Russia he promised to make every effort to perpetuating the memory of Arkady Wallspaper.