"RUSSKIY YEVREY"
(THE RUSSIAN JEW)
1882


No.2 (1882)

From Radomysl, Kiev gubernia:

On December 29 at village Krasilovka of our district, 30 local Jewish families, were victims of a robbery.
Their property was totally destroyed. Our constable Mr. Svitkin, arrived to the place of "pogrom". More details will be reported next time.

Kh. Potievsky.


No.4 (1882)

From Radomysl, Kiev gubernia:

I would like to inform you about some of the details about riots in Krasilovka. There is not difference between those riots and South Russian riots or the "pogrom" of Warsaw: smashed glass, broken windows and doors, pillow-down covered streets, etc. There is no difference also in the consequences for the victims and in other aspects. Only three of rioters were arrested.
They are in Radomysl prison now. Our constable Mr.Svitkin already came back from this place and is reporting horrifying details. It is unnecessary to describe the panic of surrounding Jewish population on hearing about Krasilovka's catastrophe.

Kh. Potievsky.


No. 5 (1882)

From Radomysl, Kiev gubernia:

As we know from newspapers reports, the last draft has completed successfully. All of the drafted Jews attended and were transferred accordingly. We cannot overlook the following phenomena, which under current circumstances of relations of Christians to Jews, is even more significant. The Jewish draftees will never forget the humane and unprejudiced treatment shown to them by the local military chief, Mr. Verkhovsky. While observing the letter of the law to the fullest, he nevertheless pitied the unfortunate position of the draftees, and where possible, he helped them. Thus more than a single family has seen it's members free again, more than a single mother has wiped away thankful tears because of Mr. Verkhovsky. Thanks to Mr. Verkhovsky and the constable's, not a single "l'gotniy" (draftees, who due to special or family circumstances were to be drafted only if the draft quota was not met) was drafted, and the draftees with large numbers thrown in the lots, were substituted accordingly by the draftees with lower numbers.

M.S.


No. 10 (1882)

Radomysl (Correspondence of "Russky Yevrey").
A fast - Subscription for the poor - the listing of Jewish property

Exactly 8 days ago, the Jews of village Makarov were fasting with all the details usually performed only on Yom Kippur, and today, February 11, the same fast was observed, with the exception of few details. Since the early morning and until noon, all Jewish shops were closed, not a single Jew was seen on the street. All prayed at the synagogues, sending fervent prayers to the Almighty asking to be shown his favor and be granted better life in present and future. The voices of the praying at the synagogues were heard together as a load moan, tearing at one's soul and filling the heart with heavy sorrow. While reading "slichot" and the Psalms, the moan became a mighty cry, and while reading the prayer "Avinu Malkenu" the men, women and the children were weeping.

In between the morning and the evening prayers at the synagogues, a subscription for the poor Jews of Radomysl, whom there are plenty, was conducted. The sum collected is as large as 2000 rubles, and it is a very large sum for a poor, unsupported Radomysl. It was agreed that a part of this money will be distributed as a one-time help, another part will become a loan capital, and the rest will be given to those wishing to immigrate from Russia. Let us thank our society at least for that.

In a few days, a census of Jews will be conducted, the purpose of which is to make known their movable and unmovable possessions. In the census the list of clothes will also be included. The clothes will be taxable, and it's sum is now being decided on by the local authorities. What is the purpose of such a census and such a taxation of men's and women's clothes, we don't know unfortunately, but any way it is desirable to specify what kind and cut of clothes will be taxable.

M.S.


No.11 (1882)

From Radomysl, Kiev gubernia:

On February 23 in town Korostyshov of Radomysl district, about 30 Jewish houses, mainly of poor Jews, were burnt. For so small a place it amounts to about 1/3 of all the town. This is desirable, that Jews from nearby towns would send there their contributions or simply bread for unlucky victims. Here in Radomysl, the contributions and the bread already are being collected.

Kh. Potievsky.


No.35 (1882)

From Radomysl, Kiev gubernia:

I would like to add to the information reported by me in No. 2 of "Russkiy Yevrey" this year about the Krasilovka's riots. On August 13 and 14 in Radomysl, the rioters from Krasilovka were tried by the Kiev district court. 12 people were tried, one of those is a woman. The defense attorney was Mr. Mikhalevich, and a prosecutor was Mr. Kupernik. After a lengthy period of debate, the jury has acquitted the woman. The rest were convicted. The court, after some discussion, came to the following resolution: Soloviev and 2 other instigators were sentenced to a military jail for 3.5 years, another 6 rioters sentenced for 3 years and two to a jail sentence: 1 for 1.5 year and another for a year. The first 9 were denied all their social rights and all have to pay the damages, with all of them having to cover for those of them unable to pay. The court allowed them to appeal to the minister of justice for a lesser sentence.

Kh. Potievsky.


These articles were found by Martin Pollack in Library of New York
and translated from Russian into English by Lena Grossfeld and Eli Kislyuk .


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