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Lucjan Blit

Title: Lucjan Blit
Inclusive Dates: 1941-1978
ID: RG 1458 
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1'10.5"; 4 5"lgl; 1 2.5"lgl
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Lucjan Blit (1904-1978) was active in the Jewish Socialist Youth Movement (Tsukunft), as well as in its parent organization, the Jewish Labor Bund in Poland, before World War II. He became Secretary of the Tsukunft Central Committee in 1925 and a member of the Socialist Youth International Executive in 1935. He was the author of pamphlets, posters, and other publications in Yiddish and Polish, and co-editor of the Yugnt veker, the central organ of the Tsukunft.

In the early days of World War II, he was arrested by the Soviets while attempting to return to German-occupied Warsaw from Soviet-occupied Wilno (Vilna) and sentenced to work in camps in the Gulag. He was eventually freed as a result of the Stalin-Sikorski agreement. He was appointed one of the three-member Bund European delegation during World War II in London, where he did extensive writing (articles, pamphlets, books) and broadcasting.

After the war, Blit remained in London and was a correspondent for the Jewish Daily Forward (New York), Robotnik (the organ of the Polish Socialist Party during its brief existence in Communist Poland), and the Arbeiter Zeitung (organ of the Austrian Socialist Party). He also contributed articles to other publications in Yiddish, Polish, and German. He wrote under his own name, as well as under the pseudonyms W. Finster, Lucjan, and L.B.

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Inventory, English, 12 pp., typed
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Acquisition Note: Transferred from the Bund Archives of the Jewish Labor Movment to YIVO, 1992
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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