This Day in Jewish History A Sensational Murder Trial Ends

Sholom Schwarzbard, a Jewish ex-pat from Ukraine, was accused of killing the head of the exiled Ukrainian government in retribution for the deaths of his family. On this day in 1927, the verdict was handed down.

On this day in 1927, the sensational murder trial of Sholom Schwarzbard came to an end in Paris, with a jury taking half an hour to acquit the Ukrainian Jewish immigrant of the murder of the head of the Ukrainian government-in-exile, Symon Petlura.