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Sentenced for Anti-semitic Acts

March 26, 1929
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Sentences were imposed by the Nizhny Novogorod court upon three anti-Semites who were found guilty of attacking Jewish residents on November 9th. Shouting “Hail the Communist International, slaughter the Zhids,” the three beat a number of Jews.

Arkalov, former officer in Denikin’s pogrom band, was sentenced to six year’s imprisonment; Krasnov to two years and Saxin to nine months’ hard labor.

The brutal acts of twenty Red Army soldiers became known here: The soldiers, on a train in Siberia, hurled two Jewish soldiers from the moving car after brutally beating them. They also pillaged Jewish stores at the stations along the way. Three of the soldiers were candidates for the Communist party.

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