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Meir Plotzki, Leading Polish Rabbi, Dies at 61

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Rabbi Meir Don Plotzki, vice-president of the Union of Rabbis in Poland, and one of the leading Talmudic authorities in Eastern Europe, died this morning at the age of 61.

Rabbi Plotzki, was taken ill last week. Death was due to cancer, it was stated. He was known throughout Eastern Europe as the Gaon of Ostrowiec. He visited the United States last year in the interest of a Yeshiva in Warsaw.