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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10Jews in Early Modern Poland$
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Gershon David Hundert

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774310

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.001.0001

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‘That Incredible History of the Polish Bund Written in a Soviet Prison’: The NKVD Files on Henryk Erlich and Wiktor Alter

‘That Incredible History of the Polish Bund Written in a Soviet Prison’: The NKVD Files on Henryk Erlich and Wiktor Alter

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(p.247) ‘That Incredible History of the Polish Bund Written in a Soviet Prison’: The NKVD Files on Henryk Erlich and Wiktor Alter
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10
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Gertrud Pickhan

, Uta Ruge
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0010

This chapter explores the poignant and disturbing fate of Henryk Erlich and Wiktor Alter at the hands of the Narodni Komitet Vnutriennykh Diel (National Committee for Internal Affairs: the Soviet secret police, NKVD). Erlich had been one of the most important representatives of the General Jewish Workers Union of Poland, known as the Polish Bund. He was also a member of the Central Committee of the Bund, editor-in-chief of the Folkstsaytung, and, with Wiktor Alter, a delegate of the Bund to the Executive Committee of the Socialist International since 1930. He was arrested on October 6, 1939, and charged with anti-Soviet and counter-revolutionary activities. The chapter then looks at Erlich's history of the Bund, which, because of the circumstances of its creation, is unique.

Keywords:   Henryk Erlich, Wiktor Alter, NKVD, Polish Bund, anti-Soviet activities, Soviet prison, Soviet secret police, General Jewish Workers Union of Poland, anti-Soviet activities, counter-revolutionary activities

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