Leon Kasman, pseudonyms "Adam," "Bolek," "Janowski," "Zygmunt"[1] (born 28 October 1905 in Łódź; died 12 July 1984 in Warsaw) was a Polish communist journalist and politician of Jewish descent.[2][3] Head of the propaganda and agitation department of the Central Committee of the Polish Workers' Party.[4] He was a first editor-in-chief of the Trybuna Ludu daily, deputy to the Sejm of the Polish People's Republic. As a result of the conflicts within the communist party, Kasman resigned from this function in December 1953.[5] He was among the “Puławianie"[6] faction in PZPR. Leon Kasman died in 1984 and was buried at the Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw.

Leon Kasman
Leon Kasman’s tombstone in Warsaw.

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  1. ^ Prazmowska, A. (2004-07-29). Civil War in Poland 1942-1948. Springer. ISBN 9780230504882.
  2. ^ Naimark, Norman (2018-02-07). The Establishment Of Communist Regimes In Eastern Europe, 1944-1949. Routledge. ISBN 9780429976216.
  3. ^ Schatz, Jaff (1991). The Generation: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Communists of Poland. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520071360.
  4. ^ Gerrits, André (2009). The Myth of Jewish Communism: A Historical Interpretation. Peter Lang. ISBN 9789052014654.
  5. ^ Herf, Jeffrey (2013-10-31). Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: Convergence and Divergence. Routledge. ISBN 9781317983484.
  6. ^ Polin. Basil Blackwell for the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies. 2009. ISBN 9781904113362.