This Day in Jewish History 1943: Polish-Jewish Socialist Wiktor Alter Executed in Russia

Respected longtime leader of the social-democratic Bund, both in Poland and internationally, Alter was one of the founders of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.

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On February 17, 1943, the Polish-Jewish socialist Wiktor Alter was executed in Russia, on the order of Joseph Stalin. At the time, Soviet authorities announced that Alter – respected longtime leader of the...