JTA reports that Leon Freifeld, 67, a prominent member of the small Jewish community in Lviv, was beaten to death in a central area of the city in the early morning of October 19th. The motive for the attack is still being determined. Witnesses have called it vicious.
Freifield was the head of the traumatology and orthopedic department of a local Lviv hospital. He also taught medicine. Some suspect that the attacker was a former student of Freifield who had recently been expelled.