Pinkus Kartin

Pinkus Kartin was born in 1914 in Luck, Poland. He joined the Communist Youth at a young age and later the Polish Communist Party. He entered the International Brigades in Spain in January, 1938 and fought in the ranks of the XIII Dombrowski Brigade. He was wounded and returned to Paris in April 1939 where he edited Dziennik Ludowy, the newspaper of the Polish section of the CPF, which was forbidden by the French authorities. When his birth town was annexed to Soviet Union in 1940, he became Soviet citizen and went there in 1941. Subsequently, he was parachuted into Poland, entered the Warsaw ghetto, and worked to create the "anti-fascist block" but he and other activists were betrayed by an infiltrated Gestapo member leading to their arrests. He died in June 1942.

Pinkus Kartin
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