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Schwartzbard Trial Begins Tuesday, Paris Court Announces

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The trial of Sholom Schwartzbard, slaver of Semion Petlora, will begin Tuesday, October 18, the day when Shininch Atzereth will be observed, according to an official announcement in the Paris court.

It was learned today that many synagogues in Paris will hold services for the victims of the Ukrainian pogroms at the memorial services on Tuesday.

Judge Flory will preside at the trial. The public prosecutor will be Raynard Campinki. The trial is expected to last until October 29.

The case is officially described as an assassination trial. In the court records Schwartzbard’s first name is given as Samuel due to the mistake of the French officials at the time of his arrest. The demand for admittance to the courtroom is exceedingly high. In view of the limited space it is likely that many Jewish newspapers throughout the world will not be able to have their representatives admitted. The admittance cards are being distributed through the Paris Association of Foreign Correspondents.

The testimony of 100 witnesses is expected to be presented to the court Czeslaw Poznansky, a Baptised Jew, attorney of Warsaw, arrived here today to represent Petlura’s widow at the trial on the civil aspects of the case.

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