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Shalom Schwarzbard

Title: Shalom Schwarzbard
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1938
ID: RG 85 
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1'8"; 4 5"lgl
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This collection is indexed and arranged as a portion of the Tcherikower Archive, which includes RG 80 through RG 89. The pages within the Tcherikower Archive index which correspond to this collection are pp. 150-154. The folders which constitute this collection are folder numbers 876-912
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Jewish revolutionary in Russia who assassinated Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian leader and commander of the Cossack units which carried out pogroms against Jews in the years 1918-1920.      Schwarzbard was active in the revolutionary movement of 1905 and participated in Jewish self-defense during the pogroms of 1905-1907.  During World War I he joined the French Foreign Legion and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. In 1917 he returned to Russia and joined the Red Guard in Odessa and fought against the Ukrainian units.  Fifteen of Schwarzbard's relatives were murdered in the pogroms. Schwarzbard returned to Paris in 1920.  In May 1926 Schwarzbard assassinated Petlyura who had settled in Paris the same year. He was acquitted in the trial which followed. Born in Bessarabia.  Lived in Paris.  Died in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Inventory: Tcherikower Archive, Yiddish, ms., pages 150-154 (folders 876-912)
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