Hold Rites for Pollock, Lawyer for Refugees
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Hold Rites for Pollock, Lawyer for Refugees

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Funeral services for Simon Oscar Pollock, early Russian revolutionist and for years legal defender here of refugees from Czarist Russia, were held Friday afternoon. He died Thursday at the age of sixty-eight. Burial was at the Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens.

Mr. Pollock was scalded in a shower bath recently and died from the effects of the injury, at the Home of the Daughters of Israel, 107th street and Fifth avenue, at the time of his death.

Expelled from the University of Moscow in 1887 for his political activities, Pollock entered Dorpat University. Within a year or two, however, he was forced to flee the country and came to the United States.

As a student he was a leader in the propagation of underground revolutionary agitation. Several times he was arrested, and on one occasion he led the students in an uprising against the police.

In 1890, Pollock married Julia Moschowitz, who had fled from Russia at about the same time, and for the next quarter of a century devoted himself to trying to save other Russian refugees from extradition. He was counsel to the Political Refugees Defense League of New York.

With Herbert Parsons and Professor Isaac A. Hourwich, he succeeded in saving Jan Janoff Pouren, Russian revolutionist, from deportation.

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