The Murder of Andrei Yushchinsky


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By G.G. Zamyslovsky, a member of the Russian State Duma who served as a civil prosecutor at the Beilis trial. Shortly before World War I, the Russian Empire was shaken by the bestial murder of Andrei Yushchinsky, a 13-year-old boy whose exsanguinated body, bearing all the traces of ritual murder, was found in March 1911 on the outskirts of Kiev. The ensuing trial, held in the autumn of 1913, attracted wide attention not only in Russia but also in Europe—and even the United States. Mendel Beilis was the ony defendant. Although he was acquitted by the jury, the same verdict also insisted it was a ritual murder, one committed in a Jewish brick factory. In addition to the description of Yushchinsky’s murder, it contains much valuable information, including a detailed account of two famous ritual murder trials that took place in the Russian towns of Velizh and Saratov in the 19th century. Also included in the book is the expert opinion of Roman Catholic priest I.B. Pranaitis.

Softcover, 486 pages, #940, $35.