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Synagogue Treasures Believed Confiscated Listed for Sale in Soviet Catalogue

Numerous German rabbis and bibliophiles have received from Moscow an official Soviet catalogue of valuable Jewish manuscripts that are offered for sale, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned yesterday.

Rabbi Meier Hildesheimer, leading rabbi of Germany, and others are of the opinion that the offerings are part of synagogue treasures confiscated during the seizure of the synagogues throughout Russia.

Rabbi Hildesheimer has issued an appeal to the world not to buy the treasures listed. He also calls upon the Rabbinate of Poland and Lithuania to excommunicate any member of the Jewish faith who makes purchases from this Soviet catalogue.