Monday 8 December 2014


NOSN BUKSBOYM (September 14, 1890-October 1944)
Born in Lemberg (Lvov), he graduated from a public high school and studied jurisprudence.  After being a student, he worked in the socialist movement.  From 1912 he was a member of Poale-Tsiyon.  Over the years 1915-1918, he was an officer in the Austrian army.  From 1919 he was a member and secretary of central committee of Poale-Tsiyon in eastern Galicia.  From 1921 he was living in Warsaw.  From 1929 to 1943, he was a member of the Warsaw city council and a member of Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization).  In 1931 he was sent by Tsisho, together with Yankev Pat, to the United States.  From 1924 he was a member of the central committee of the left Poale-Tsiyon in Poland.  He was editor of Folksblat (People’s newspaper), Der yidisher arbeter (The Jewish laborer), and Geverkshaft un arbeter-kultur (Union and workers’ culture); a member of the editorial board of Arbeter-tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper) and of the Tsisho organ, Shul-vegn (School ways).  He was a member of the managing committee of the Jewish literary association in Warsaw.  From 1936, he was an executive member of national council of professional associations.  Over the years 1939-1942, he was in Lemberg, initially under the Soviet occupation, later under German occupation.  In the summer of 1942, he was sent by an underground organization to Warsaw and there we was killed.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Dr. R. Fledshuh, Yidisher gezelshaftlekher leksikon (Jewish communal handbook), vol. 1 (Warsaw, 1939); M. Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 1.

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