Thursday, 5 July 2018


MOYSHE (MAURYCY) PAPIER (1884-March 9, 1949)
            He was born in Nowy Targ, western Galicia.  In his youth he worked as a painter and joined the socialist movement.  After May 1, 1905, when the Jewish Social Democratic Party of Galicia was proclaimed, he was one of its leaders in Cracow.  He was also editor of Sotsyal demokrat (Social democrat) in Cracow.  He also contributed work to Nowe życie (New life), a Bundist publication in Polish.  He was a builder of the trade union movement of Jewish workers and of workers’ cooperatives in Galicia.  At the time of the last uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto (1944), he was wounded.  After the liberation of Poland he departed for Sweden.  He died in London.

Sources: Avrom Reyzen, Epizodn fun mayn lebn (Episodes from my life), vol. 3 (Vilna, 1935), pp. 10-14; A. Krokover, in Unzer shtime (Paris) (March 23, 1949); M. Aleksandrovitsh, in Unzer tsayt (New York) (April-May 1949); Dr. Z. Nusbrekher, in Unzer shtime (March 28, 1948); Doyres bundistn (Generations of Bundists), vol. 1 (New York, 1956), p. 190.
Leyb Vaserman

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