Cherniakov (Tcherniakov; Tchernikhovski), Adam

   Polish labour leader. He was head of the organization of Jewish craftsmen in Poland after World War I. Under Nazi occupation, he was chairman of the council of the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1942, when confronted by the demand to supply the names of Jews for deportation, he committed suicide. His diary is an important historical source about the Warsaw Ghetto.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.