Jewish Girl Released from Cracow Convent
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Jewish Girl Released from Cracow Convent

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Miss Komis, the sixteen year old Jewish girl who was held in a convent, was returned to her parents.

The girl related that she was taken to the convent by one of the Christian neighbors of her parents.

“I did not realize what was happening until I suddenly understood that my presence in the convent would lead me to abandon my faith. I then began to weep until the sisters permitted me to go home.”

When the parents of Miss Komis learned that she was being kept in a convent, they demanded her return. Accompanied by friends and sympathizers they besieged the convent, demanding that she be released, The police dispersed the crowd and the girl’s return was refused. An investigation was ordered by the District Attorney at that time.

The annual convention of the Young Judea clubs of Greater New York was held Sunday at the Kensington Gardens Hotel, Far Rockaway.

Plans were made to start a Young Judea club in every synagogue in the city.

The following officers were elected: President, Isaac Levinson; First Vice President, Joseph Deitsch: Second Vice President, Ben Jamin Lesser, Secretary, Miss Sadie Yormak; Treasurer, Miss Jessie Weiss.

In the evening Dr. Norman Salit presided at the annual dinner, and Judge Bernard Rosenblatt spoke.

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