Holtzman Abram Zinovievich 

Soviet trade union and economic activist. 
Born in Odessa. He graduated from the Odessa vocational school. From 1910 he joined the revolutionary movement, at the age of 17 he was arrested, escaped from exile, the organizer of the Odessa trade union of woodworkers. Until 1917, he was arrested twice, made shoots, and was released under an amnesty just before the revolution. 
Under Soviet rule, Holtzman became a member of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik) in April 1917 at the leading trade union and economic work.

In 1919-1920 yy - Chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Metalworkers, in 1920-1921 member of the Presidium of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions, in 1925-1933 - member of the Central Control Commission of the CPSU (b), in 1927-1930 - candidate member of the Presidium, and in 1930-1933 - member of the Presidium of the Central Control Committee of the CPSU (b).

He was the head of the Main Electrotechnical Directorate of the USSR Supreme Economic Council, the organizer and the first head of the Main Directorate of the civil air fleet at the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR. His contribution to the development of civil aviation of the USSR was awarded the Order of Lenin. In 1925, Holtzman was a delegate to the XIV Congress. During the discussion on trade unions, he supported the platform Trotsky.

He combined active political, trade union and economic activities with editorial work: he was the editor of the magazine “Economy and Management”, a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Our achievements”. 
He died in a plane crash of the ANT-7 aircraft near Podolsk in the Moscow Region. Buried in the Kremlin wall.


Holtzman Island

(photo by E.A. Gusev)

Islands in the south of Minin's skerries in the Kara Sea. Named in 1933 by V.I. Vorobiev.


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