Given name: Maurycy Family name: Orzech

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  • Male
  • Maurycy
  • Orzech
  • As a representative of the Bund, he was a member of the Social Council of the JOINT ([American] Jewish Distribution Committee) in the Warsaw Ghetto. He came from a wealthy, religious family. In 1907, as a young man, he already belonged to the Bund. He became one of its active leaders, journalist and publicist. In the ghetto, he was one of the editors of the Bund underground press. During the First Action, he crossed to the 'Aryan side'. He tried to go abroad, but he was caught by the Gestapo and shot in August 1943.

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