Tuesday, 3 July 2018


MOYSHE-LEYB POLIN (b. October 6, 1890)
            He was born in Novidvor (Nowy Dwor), near Warsaw.  At age six he moved with his family to Kishinev, Bessarabia.  He attended religious elementary school and an underground Bundist school.  At age thirteen he took part in a spontaneous self-defense at the time of the Kishinev pogrom.  In 1906 he was exiled to Siberia, and from there he fled in 1910 to the United States.  He worked in shoemaking in Philadelphia.  In 1915 he became the manager of the Philadelphia bureau of Forverts (Forward); in 1929 he became manager of the Forverts in Baltimore, and in 1937 in Chicago.  He wrote articles in the Forverts, Naye prese (New press), and Naye velt (New world)

Sources: Arbeter-ring yorbukh (Workmen’s Circle yearbook), dedicated to the 75th birthday jubilee of M. Polin (Chicago, 1975); Forverts (New York) (May 23, 1966).
Leyb Vaserman

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