Leader of Pogrom on Jewish Settlers Gets Death Sentence

Death sentence was pronounced five days after perpetration of a pogrom on Jewish settlers in the village Strugovo-Bude, against Afanasi Shkapa, leader of the attack and murderer of the Jewish woman settler, Madam Zlata Bychowski. Two of his accomplices were sentenced to six and eight years solitary confinement, with deportation to follow.

The trial was held in the district court of Klynezy, called with extraordinary urgency to deal with the pogrom band.

The attack took place on Sunday afternoon, when an organized band of village peasants plundered the houses (Continued on Page 4)

of the 9 Jewish colonist families in the village. Mrs. Bychowski, a widow, tried to save herself, when her house was attacked, by jumping from a window. She was followed by Shkapa, who smashed her head with an iron bar in the street, villagers looking on. Shkapa escaped from the village on horseback. He was caught and brought back the next day.

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