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Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Death of Prominent Jewish Poet Observed in Moscow

Hundreds of Jews were turned away last night from the crowded premises of the Moscow Jewish Theatre where a memorial meeting was held marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Osher Schwartzman, noted Jewish poet, who was only 29 years old when killed in action on Dec. 18, 1919, during the civil war in Russia.

Principal speaker at the meeting was Adel Schwartzman, wife of the late hero, who spoke of the life and work of her husband and of his devotion to the Revolution. She revealed also that her only son, David Schwartzman, is today a senior lieutenant in the Red Army, having distinguished himself at Stalingrad and was three times decorated for bravery. He is now fighting in the Danube theatre of the war.

A large number of high military officials, including a number of Jewish generals, were among the audience. The speakers included prominent Jewish writers and posts.