Wednesday, 30 April 2014


He came from Kovno, Lithuania.  He was a distinguished leader in the Bundist movement in Russia.  Arrested for his political activities in Ekaterinoslav, he came to Paris following his release to join his older brother, Dr. Yoysef Oguz, and he became secretary of the local Bundist group.  He served as a delegate from the Parisian Bund to the convention of foreign Bundist groups in 1901-1902 in Bern, Switzerland.  Following the October amnesty of 1905, he returned to Russia.  Under the pseudonym “Maksimov,” he contributed to the Vilna Folkstsaytung (People’s news).  Together with Z. Katsenshteyn he published the brochure, Vegn der teorye un praktik fun dem anarkhizm (On the theory and practice of anarchism) (Warsaw, 1906), 46 pp.  During WWI, he was an editor of Lodzher arbeter (Lodz worker).  After 1918 he returned to Kovno, where he was a high school teacher.  In 1940 he was still alive and, presumably, died thereafter.

Sources: Frants Kursky, Gezamlte shriftn (Collected works) (New York, 1952); Doyres bundistn (Generations of Bundists) (New York, 1968), pp. 208-9.

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