European Press Stirred by Schwartzbard Trial; French Opinion Divided

Petlera Committee Issues Book; Contradicts Documents That Were Published by Paris Committee (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The entire French press devotes much space to the trial of Sholom Schwartzbard for the slaying of Semion Petlura in revenge for the anti-Jewish massacres in the Ukraine.

Opinions vary in the editorial comment. The “Journal Populaire” makes an impassioned appeal against anti-Semitism. “Le Matin” limits itself to a description of the details of the assassination and the trial. The “Echo de Paris” insists on its charge that relations existed between Schwartzbard and Bolshevism. The “Liberte” urges watchful waiting. The “Journal” refers to the allegation made in the act of indictment that Sholom Schwartzbard had been convicted for burglary in Austria.

Almost all of the French newspapers however, pay homage to the record of Sholom Schwartzbard’s service is the French army during the World war, praising him for his bravery.

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