Wednesday 26 October 2016


            He was a member of the central committee of the Labor Zionists in Russia.  Over the period 1913-1914, he administered the party’s work in Vienna.  During WWI he played a major role in the left Labor Zionist party in Poland.  After the February Revolution in 1917, he lived in Moscow and Petrograd, belonged to the leftist faction of his party, and later left to join the Communists.  He co-edited Dos vort (The word) in St. Petersburg (1914), and he edited Di royte armey (The Red Army), organ of the central military division of the Labor Zionists, in Moscow (1919-1920).  He was known as well by the names: Avrom Shloser and L. Altman.  There has been no further information about him since the 1930s.

Sources: A. Kirzhnits, Di yidishe prese in ratnfarband (The Yiddish press in the Soviet Union) (Minsk, 1928), p. 126; Y. Lev and Z. Abramovitsh, Yidisher arbeter-pinkes (Jewish labor records) (Warsaw, 1928), pp. 313, 315, 321, 329; Naḥum Nir, Pirke ḥayim (Chapters of a life) (Tel Aviv, 1958), pp. 166, 203, 209, 276.
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