Moscow (Jan. 30)
Pavel Gorsky, leader of the wealthy peasants in the village of Vitegri, will be sentenced to death for attempting to organize an anti-Jewish pogrom in the village, which was only prevented by the local poor peasants.
Gorsky gathered all the peasants around the village’s cooperative store and began agitating against the Soviet and the Jews and urged an immediate slaughter of the Jews in his own village. With the slogan “kill the zhids and save Russia,” he proceeded to translate words into actions by attacking the first Jewish villagers he met in the street.
The village meeting today will demand the death sentence for Gorsky and it will probably be granted.