Tuesday, 5 November 2019

EMANUEL SHERER


EMANUEL SHERER (August 25, 1901-May 3, 1977)
            He was born in Cracow, Poland.  He graduated from the law faculty of Cracow University.  In 1941 he moved to New York.  From 1918 he was a member of the Bund and one of its main leaders in the United States.  After the death of Shmuel-Mortkhe Zigelboym, he was the representative of the Bund to the Polish government in exile in London.  He was the editor for many years of Unzer tsayt (Our times) in New York.  In it he published numerous theoretical and politically polemical articles.  In book form: Problemen fun sotsyalizm in amerike (Problems of socialism in America) (New York: Unzer tsayt, 1950), 32 pp.; and he co-edited Di geshikhte fun bund (The history of the Bund), 3 vols. (New York, 1960-1966).  He died in New York.

Sources: Pinkhes Shvarts, in Unzer tsayt (New York) 3-4 (1949); Shneur Levenberg, in Unzer vort (Paris) (January 6, 1977); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Yekhezkl Lifshits


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