Schwartzbard Witness, Jew, is Murdered in Paris by Ukrainians

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Another political assassination in connection with the Ukrainian anti-Jewish pogroms and the trial of Sholom Schwartzbard occurred here today.

Peretz Stein, forty-one years old, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, was mortally wounded by the shots of two Ukrainians. The shooting occurred in front of the Jewish Shelter House. The assassins escaped.

Stein, who arrived here recently from the Ukraine and was at the Jewish Shelter since May 11, was scheduled to appear as a witness in the trial of Sholom Schwartzbard, the Ukrainian Jew who killed Semion Petlura, leader of the pogrom bands in the Ukraine. Stein’s eight year old son, who was with him when the murder was committed, declared that the two murderers exclaimed: “Dirty Jew, this is for Schwartzbard.”

Several days ago Stein informed M. Henri Torres, Schwartzbard’s counsel, that he possesses evidence of the Ukrainian pogrom period which would be valuable in the trial.

Stein’s wife was killed in a pogrom in Rostov Don, where Stein was wounded. Later he joined the Jewish Self-Defense body in the Ukraine.

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