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Zola-like Defender of Beilis Dies in Moscow

Brazul Brushkowsky, Russian journalist ##ied here today, Mr. Brushkowsky was well-known in Russia in 1912, during the period of the Beilis trial in Kiev. He was at that time employed as a reporter on the influential Russian paper, “Kievskaya Hysl,” and upon the arrest of Beilis, whom he believed innocent he initiated an investigation to find the real murderer, which he succeeded in doing.

He uncovered evidence, which proved conclusively that Ushchinsky, the murdered boy, had been killed in the house of Vera Cheberak, the owner of a house of doubtful reputation.

For his Zola-like action, Brushkowsky was for a long time the object of attacks and persecution from the Russian Black Hundreds, and even served a year in jail on a trumped-up charge.

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