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Polish Political Police Apologizes to Rabbi for Searching His House

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Polish secret police offered an apology yesterday to Rabbi M. A. Kahane, member of the Warsaw Rabbinate, for having raided his house.

The political police entered the Rabbi’s house at eleven o’clock at night, declaring that they were searching for a certain Communist named Spick. Notwithstanding the statement of the Rabbi that no such man was in his house, the police made a thorough search and took with them a number of valuables and documents.

After several days elapsed and experts had examined the documents, it was found that they related merely to legal disputes brought to the rabbi for arbitration. The police apologized, stating they did not know he was a rabbi.