Two Noted Poles State They Will Testify in Schwartzbard’s Favor
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Two Noted Poles State They Will Testify in Schwartzbard’s Favor

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Further proof of the guilt of Semion Petlura, leader of Ukrainian pogrom bands slain by Schwartzbard, came to light here.

Stefan Mickiewicz, attorney of Vilna and grandson of the Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz, notified M. Henri Torres, Schwartzbard’s council for the defense, that he is willing to appear as witness in the Paris court for Schwartzbard. Mr. Mickiewicz was notified by Mr. Przanowski, a resident of Czenstochowa, Poland, and former representative of the Danish Red Cross in the Ukraine, that he too, would like to appear as a witness for Schwartzbard. Mr. Przanowski stated that he is in possession of actual evidence that Petlura himself signed the order to his troops to start the anti-Jewish massacre in Proskurow. “Schwartzbard’s act deserves the recognition of the entire civilized world,” Mr. Przanowski wrote.

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