August 1882 Prienai Pogrom: Any Documents from the Trial? #poland #lithuania


Seth Bittker
 

According to this link (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pren/pren1.html) there was a pogrom in Prienai, Lithuania in August 1882, and there was a trial in which some of the participants in the pogrom were prosecuted at “the district court in Marijampole” in April 1884.  Does anybody know whether it might be possible to obtain documents from this trial?

The context is that my great grandfather (Max Grossman) was from Prienai, and the French naturalization record of his brother mentions that “…his father having been killed at the time of the uprising, he left the country with the intention of escaping from the Russian yoke.”  His father (Shmaya Kolos Grossman) died sometime between 1881 and 1887.  I am unaware of another “uprising” in Prienai during this time period.  So, I wondered if his death might be in some way connected to the pogrom.  So, I am thinking that if there is any documentation about the trial and if specific victims are mentioned that my ancestor (Shmaya Kolos Grossman) might be among them.

 

Thank you for any information on this.


Seth Bittker

Darien, Connecticut

 

Grodno, Belarus - BLAKHARZH / BITTKER, LIEBOVICH / LIEBOVITZ

Babtai, Lithuania - REZNITSKY

Slobodka, Lithuania – LINKOVSKY, KAPLAN

Prienai, Lithuania - GROSSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, MIRASLAVSKI / LANGLEBAN / SCHEFERSON

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