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 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
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Wolf Levisohn

Wolf Levisohn was suggested as a possible accomplice of Jack the Ripper, alias, Severin Klosowski, alias, George Chapman, in the book Alias Jack the Ripper by athour R Michael Gordon.

Levisohn was described as a Jewish travelling hairdresser salesman. At Chapman's trail Levisohn spotted him and said, 'There he sits, that is his description, he has not altered from the day he came to England, he has not even a grey hair, always the same la di da'. Levisohn also revealed that Chapman had asked him about a certain medicine, and whether he could procure some for him. Levisohn replied, 'No, I do not want to get 12 years'.

Levisohn, while on business in Whitechapel on the 15 November 1888, was accosted by two well known prostitutes called Johnson and De Grasse, who solicited him, when he refused their advances they shouted, 'You are Jack the Ripper'. They later reported that they accused him because he looked like the Ripper, with his shiny black bag. According to a story told by Dr Dutton, Levisohn was reported to have told Inspector Abberline that Klosowski was not Jack the Ripper, and that he should investigate a Russian barber's assistant in Walworth Road about the Ripper murders.

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