Perhaps this was covered in detail by one of the European Hebrew
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newspapers of the day, HaMelitz or MaMaggid. Both are on microfilm at
the National Library on Givat Ram and elsewhere.
Does anyone know where I can find Court Records for a murder
trial that took place in Kolomyya, Poland, in 1873? The murders
occurred on April 11, 1873 in the town of Korolowka which is
located near Kolomyya. This was not a Pogrom. It was a house
invasion led by a disgruntled tavern patron and some of his "goons"
which he brought with him. They murdered my great-grandparents
and three of their children in the middle of the night (possibly after
the first Seder). The murderers were caught and held for trial. The
murders were reported in a Kolomyya newspaper (Russkya Rada,
April 1873). The death records of the five victims are posted on
JRI-Poland. According to the information on these documents, the
murders occurred on the night of April 11, 1873.
Oral history indicates that the murderer(s) was/were sentenced to
be hanged in the town square by order of the Emperor or King.
Oral history also indicates that the hanging was carried out.
How can I document the trial and the execution?
Thank you in advance for your help.
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