Roman Zambrowski

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Roman Zambrowski

Roman Zambrowski (born Rubin Nassbaum;[1] 15 July 1909 – 19 August 1977) was a Polish communist politician.[2]


Zambrowski was born into a Jewish family in Warsaw. He was a member of the Communist Party of Poland (1928–1938) and of the Central Committee of the Young Communist League of Poland (1930–1938). During World War II in the Soviet Union, he was one of the main organisers and leaders of the Union of Polish Patriots (ZPP) from 1943 and of the Central Bureau Communists of Poland (CBKP) in 1944. He was the head of the Political and Educational Leadership of the First Polish Army (1944–1945).[3]

From 1944, Zambrowski was a member and one of the leaders of the Polish Workers' Party (PPR) and then, from 1948 to 1968, of the Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR). He was in the PZPR's Central Committee (1948–1964) and held the office of the secretary of the Central Committee (1948–1954 and 1956–1963). He was in the PZPR's Politburo from 1948 to 1963. In 1956, he was a leader of the faction in the PZPR known as Puławianie. Zambrowski was a deputy in the State National Council (1944–1947) and then in the Sejm (1947–1965), where he was Deputy-marshal of the Sejm (1947–1952). In 1945–1954, he was the chairman of a special commission for combating economically harmful activities and misconduct; in 1963–1968 vice-president of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK).[3]

Zambrowski was accused of inspiring the 1968 Polish political crisis and of Zionist affiliations; in 1968 he was expelled from the PZPR and removed from the vice-presidency of the NIK.[3]

Later life and legacy[edit]

He is the father of journalist Antoni Zambrowski. Antoni Zambrowski died in 2019.

A collection of Zambrowski's journals and other writings about Poland and Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza are held in the collection of the Hoover Institution.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Korboński, Stefan (1989). The Jews and the Poles in World War II. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 9780870525919. Roman Zambrowski, born Rubin Nussbaum.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Jack (2017-03-24). Jews and Leftist Politics: Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107047860.
  3. ^ a b c "Zambrowski Roman". WIEM Encyklopedia (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  4. ^ "Roman Zambrowski papers". Online Archive of California. Hoover Institution. Retrieved 11 July 2022.