Adolf Jerzy Warski
Warski, Adolf Jerzy
(real name, Warszawski-Warski). Born Apr. 20, 1868, in Warsaw; died Aug. 21, 1937. A leading figure in the Polish workers’ movement; a publicist. Born into the family of an office worker in commercial trade.
Warski was one of the organizers of the Union of Polish Workers in 1889. In 1893 he helped to organize the Social Democrat group of the Kingdom of Poland, and later on, its successor, the Social Democrat group of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL); he was a member of the governing body of the SDKPiL. He took part in the revolutionary events in Poland in 1905-07. He served as the delegate of the SDKPiL at the Second Congress and the Fourth Congress of the RSDLP. After the SDKPiL joined the RSDLP in 1906 he became a member of the Central Committee of the RSDLP as the representative from the SDKPiL. He was repeatedly arrested and sent into penal exile. In 1918 he was one of those organizing the merger of the SDKPiL and the PPS Leftists (the left faction of the Polish Socialist Party) into a single Communist Party of Poland. From 1919 to 1929 he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Poland. In 1923 he was elected a member of the Politbureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Poland, and in 1926 he was elected a deputy to the Sejm from the Communist Party. He participated in the Third Congress of the Comintern in 1921, the Fourth in 1922, the Fifth in 1924, and the Sixth in 1928. In March 1929 he was forced to emigrate. He took up residence in the USSR, working at the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute on a history of the Polish workers’ movement.