Kovno (Jun. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Interesting details of the life story of Solomon Gurevitch, one of the 20 persons recently shot in Moscow on the charge of contra-revolutionary activity, were made known here.
It appears that Gurevitch was a native of Kovno. He studied in the high schools of Kovno and Shavli. During the war evacuations, he was taken to Moscow where he studied at the University of Moscow. Later he volunteered for the Russian Imperial Army. When the first revolution broke out he was given a commission as staff officer in the republican army. When the Bolshevik revolution broke out, he escaped to Siberia and enrolled as a volunteer in Koltchak’s army to fight the Bolsheviks. When Koltchak’s army collapsed, he returned to Russia under a false passport. In Moscow he obtained a responsible government position and was the head of the Russian Boy Scouts and other sport organizations. In 1925 he was arrested under suspicion of contra-revolutionary activities and was kept in prison until his execution.