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Adam Próchnik

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Adam Feliks Próchnik (ˈadam ˈpruxɲik; Lwów, 21 August 1892 – 22 May 1942, Warsaw) was a Polish socialist activist, politician and historian. Life Próchnik was born in Lwów, Austrian partition (now, Lviv, Ukraine) on 21 August 1892 to a middle class Jewish family. His mother, née Felicja Nossig, was the sister of the sculptor and Zionist activist Alfred Nossig. According to some sources, he was the extramarital son of the Polish socialist Ignacy Daszyński. While in high school he became involved in socialist activism. As a student, he joined the Polish Social Democratic Party of Galicia; he supported the Polish Socialist Party – Left faction over the Polish Socialist Party – Revolutionary Faction led by Józef Piłsudski. Before World War I he joined the pro-independence paramilitary Polish organization, the Union of Armed Struggle. With the outbreak of World War I, he was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1914, and was badly wou
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