Friday, December 27, 2019

Profile: Sholem Schwarzbard


  1. Great profile. According to sources in Wikipedia, though, "It has been documented that Petliura actively sought to halt anti-Jewish violence".

  2. Yeah, and the next sentence says "Conversely, he is also accused of not having done enough to stop the pogroms and being afraid to punish officers and soldiers engaged in crimes against Jews for fear of losing their support."

    "A total of 1,236 violent attacks on Jews had been recorded between 1918 and 1921 in Ukraine. Among them, 493 were carried out by Ukrainian People's Republic soldiers under the command of Symon Petliura"

    Not gonna argue with Schwartzbard here.