By Victor Erlich
Erlich inspires what it used to be prefer to be a Bundist, the depth of Socialist existence on the time, the considering after the Nazi invasion of Poland-before the pact among Hitler and Stalin turned obvious. Figures akin to Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendel Wilkie, Marc and Bella Chagall make appearances, in addition to the well-known truth seeker Tarski, flunking Erlich in math. all through, regardless of the darkness, even the horror, of a lot of what he describes, the writer continues the beguiling tone and the nice and cozy demeanour of 1 who has reached the recent millennium with infrequent and hard-won perception into the human comedy of his time.
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The fact of the matter is that my examiner was a man who was yet to be recognized as one of the most creative mathematical logicians of his generation, Alfred Tarski. It was testimony to the prevalence of anti-Semitism on the Polish campuses that this eminent scholar was reduced to teaching math at a Warsaw high school. He must have converted somewhat later, changing his original name of Tajtelbaum to Tarski, a move which enabled him to land a junior position at the University of Warsaw. ) Naturally, he resented his status in 1926 and 1927 and seemed to be taking it out on me by asking sophisticated, essentially philosophical questions which a high school sophomore could not have been expected to tackle.
My brother, who at the age of six shattered the complacency of a bourgeois household by shouting revolutionary slogans in the middle of the night, was clearly predisposed for an early engagement. ) At the age of ﬁfteen, Alex was “sure” on both counts. By the time I graduated from high school, he was an active and prominent member of the Bundist youth movement Tsukunft (“Future”). With his acute sense of social justice and his instinctive bias in favor of anyone who could be plausibly construed as an underdog, Alex was one of the most organic socialists I have ever known.
Some ﬁve years later, as I was enrolling at the Free Polish University, I was ready, indeed eager, to join the Bundist student group Ringen (“Links”), known in Polish as Ogniwo. Over the 34 child of a turbulent century course of the decade, I assumed an increasingly prominent role in that organization. Let me say that to be a Bundist student activist was not, at least in some respects, a typical Bundist experience. It meant that one was afﬁliated with a relatively weak segment of a vital mass movement which toward the end of the interwar period became a signiﬁcant force in Poland’s Jewish community.