Pergament, Osip Yakovlevich

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PERGAMENT, OSIP YAKOVLEVICH (1868–1909), Russian lawyer, writer, and civic leader. In 1894 he qualified as a lawyer and appeared in many important political cases. He also wrote on Bessarabian civil and commercial law. Pergament played an active part in the social life of Odessa and was a member of the municipal council. He was elected to the Second and Third Dumas, in which he took part in debates of both a political and scientific nature, as well as arguing against Jewish persecution. He wrote Yevreyskiy vopros i narodnaya svoboda ("The Jewish Problem and National Liberty," 1906), and Yevreyskiy vopros i obnovleniye Rossii ("The Jewish Problem and the Renewal of Russia," 1908).


S. Streich, in: ye, 12 (c. 1910), 372–3.