Moscow (Mar. 5)
A case characterizing housing conditions in Russia and the hardships suffered by many families will come up for the forty-eighth time before a special investigation commission which has been sent from Moscow to Kiev.
A Jewish woman, Madam Turavskaya, will present her case for the forty-eighth time to the investigating commission. The forty-seven times she attempted, through court action, to secure the return of her own flat were unsuccessful. Until two years ago, Madam Turavskaya dwelt in her flat, which she was compelled to share with the Communists, Lazaniv, Piatygorov and Bogotov. When they made use of the flat for wild parties, Madam Turavskaya objected.
The “Rabotschaya Gazetta,” in relating the facts, states that the three then persecuted Madam Turavskaya and went to the Housing Committee with the demand that she be expelled from the flat. When the case came to court the judge decided that the woman was not a worker, although she had been engaged as a seamstress. Upon appeal, she was again reinstated in her house, only to be the object of further persecutions at the hands of her tenants, who called her “Zhidovka” (Jewess) and beat her. Due to the continuous persecutions, Madam Turavskaya lost her health and was forced to abandon her work. She was expelled from her house and for the last two years has been forced to stay with friends and acquaintances. The trial is expected to come up soon.