Two Dead Men
Victor Alter and Henryk Ehrlich were two Poles whom most people had never heard of. Yet the news of their executions in Russia raised an international rumpus last week.
Both were Socialists. Ehrlich was leader of the Jewish Workers Federation in pre-war Poland; Alter was president of the Polish National Council of Trade Unions. Both were also avowed antiFascists, anti-Stalinists.
According to Polish accounts, the Russian secret police caught them when Russia and Germany split up Poland in 1939. They were still in Russian prisons when Moscow and the Polish Government...