MOYSHE POLYAKEVITSH (b. 1903)
He was born in Biała Podlaska, Poland. From his youth until WWII, he lived in Warsaw. He practiced as a lawyer, was a member of the central committee of the Zionist Organization, and served as chairman of the “Al hamishmar” (On guard) faction. For many years he was secretary to Yitskhok Grinboym and an active fighter for Jewish rights in Poland. When the Nazis seized Poland, he fled to Vilna, and from there in late 1940 he came to the United States. He was co-editor of virtually all Zionist publications in Poland, such as: Haynt (Today), Tsienistisher leksikon (Zionist handbook), Al hamishmar, and Tsienistishe bleter (Zionist sheets), among others, in Warsaw. He was a member of the editorial board of Der poylisher id (The Polish Jew) (New York, 1941-1946) and the yearbooks Poylishe idn (Polish Jews) (1941-1944). He also contributed to such serials as Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York. Over the years 1948-1951, he lived in Paris and was editor of Tsienistishe shtime (Zionist voice).
Source: Y. Gar and F. Fridman, Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York, 1962), see index.
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