Barlicki, Norbert Stanislaw
Barlicki, Norbert Stanisław
Born June 6, 1880; died Sept. 27, 1941. Figure in the Polish workers’ movement and publicist.
Born in the small town of Sieciechow, near Radom, Bar-licki was a teacher by profession. He became a member of the Polish Socialist Party in 1902. In 1905–06 he participated in the revolution in Poland. From 1917 to 1937 he was a member of the Main Council of the Polish Socialist Party, and between 1926 and 1931 he served as chairman of its central executive committee. During 1918–19 he was vice-minister of internal affairs in the government of bourgeois Poland. From 1919 to 1933 he was a deputy to the sejm, and in 1926 he became minister of public works. During 1929–30 he headed the so-called Center-Left bloc of parties opposed to the sanacja regime. Barlicki supported a united front with the Communist Party. During 1936–37 he worked as editor of the newspaper Dziennik popularny. During the fascist occupation, Barlicki gathered the forces of the Polish Socialist Party’s left wing in the underground. On Apr. 21,1940, he was arrested by the gestapo; he died at Auschwitz.