Attempted Assassin of Krushevan Dies
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Attempted Assassin of Krushevan Dies

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According to a letter received here today by an American Jewish resident in Berlin, Pinchas Dashevsky, Russian Zionist who in 1903 attempted to kill Peter Krushevan, prime mover in the incitement leading to the bloody pogrom of that year in Kishinev, died recently in the Soviet Union.

Dashevsky was sentenced to serve five years in jail for the attempted assassination, but was free dafter serving only part of his sentence. He was defended by Dr. O. O. Grusenberg, brilliant Russian Jewish attorney who later defended Mendel Beilis in the famous Kiev trial. Dashevsky’s bullet grazed the throat of the notorious anti-Semite.

In March, 1914, Dashevsky, together with Krasovsky, Kiev police chief who was dismissed from his post because he was convinced of the innoncence of Mendel Beilis, came to the United States and stayed for three months, questioning American Jewish witnesses who could give additional proof of the innocence of Mendel Beilis, but were reluctant to return to Russia.

After the revolution of 1917 Dashevsky worked for the Soviet government as an engineer, but took no part in the political life of the country.

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