Warsaw (Jun. 25)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
A Jewish girl who is a citizen of the United States was arrested here when it was found that she had taken photographs of the funeral of the recently assassinated Hetman Oskilko, former leader of pogrom bands and aid of Petlura.
The police suspected that the girl was connected with Oskilko’s murder, but she was released as soon as it was established that she was an American citizen and that she took the photographs merely out of curiosity.
The commission which is investigating Oskilko’s assassination has reached the conclusion that Oskilko expected that an attempt would be made on his life. According to his wife, several attempts had already been made in the past to trap him and murder him, owing to political quarrels which he had with various Ukrainian groups. His wife also believes that the assassin of her husband has escaped across the border to Soviet Russia.
In connection with Oskilko’s assassination, it is learned that the Jewish typesetters in the Ukrainian printing shop where Oskilko’s paper was published had refused to set an article which was saturated with anti-Semitism. The workers threatened that they would not permit the issue to appear if the anti-Semitic article would be included.
The Jewish population in Rovno is perfectly calm now since it has been definitely established that the Jews had no connection with the assassination of Oskilko who, it was proved, was murdered by a personal enemy, a Ukrainian.
At a special meeting of the Ukrainian National Party, it was decided to elect as president of the party to succeed Oskilko, General Romenko, formerly a member of Petlura’s staff. It was also decided that the large archive which Oskilko possessed should be turned over to Romenko and Oskilko’s secretary, Woliniec. The archive contains important documents relative to occurrences in Ukrainia during Petlura’s regime.
Woliniec, Oskilko’s former secretary, is a notorious anti-Semite who conducted many horrible pogroms against the Jews in the Ukraine.
Plans for the establishment of the fourth Hillel Foundation at the University of Michigan, at Ann Harbor, have been completed according to a statement issued by the Independent Order B’nai Brith. It is expected the Ann Harbor foundation will be ready with the opening of the next scholastic year.