Maksymilan Horwitz 1937. Official photo made by NKVD in prison
September 6, 1877|
|Died||September 20, 1937
Maksymilian Horwitz (pseudonym: Henryk Walecki; 1877-1937) was a leader and theoretician of the Polish communist movement.
He was a member of the Polish Socialist Party - Left (PPS-Lewica) from 1906 and the Communist Party of Poland (KPP) from 1918 and sat on its Central Committee (1918–20, 1923–24) and politburo (1923–24). Starting from 1921 he was a senior officer of the Communist International, working in Spain, Belgium and Greece. During The Great Purge, He was arrested by the NKVD on 21 June 1937 and executed on 20 September 1937.
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