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Herman Lieberman, 1931, during Brest trials

Herman Lieberman (Drohobycz,January 4, 1870 – October 21, 1941, London) was a Polish lawyer and socialist politician.

Life

Lieberman was born into a Jewish family in Galicia, then part of Austro-Hungary. In 1907–14 and 1917–18, he was a member of parliament in Vienna.

He was a Legionnnaire in World War I, and a leader of the Polish Socialist Party (PPS). In January 1919 he became a member of the Polish Sejm (parliament). After the May 1926 Coup d'État, he became an opponent of Józef Piłsudski. In the aftermath of his prosecution in the 1931–32 Brest trials, he emigrated to France.

During World War II, he cooperated with Władysław Sikorski. In September 3, 1941 – October 20, 1941, Lieberman was minister of justice in the Polish government-in-exile in London, England.

Award

In 1941 Lieberman was posthumously awarded Poland's highest decoration, the Order of the White Eagle, in recognition of his exceptional services to Poland.

See also

Sketch of Lieberman at the Brest trials

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