Kin of Rabbi Schorr in London Unaware of Fate;conetirmation of Death Still Lacking
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Kin of Rabbi Schorr in London Unaware of Fate;conetirmation of Death Still Lacking

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There was still no confirmation today of reports published abroad that Senator Moses Schorr, Chief Rabbi of Warsaw, had been executed by the Nazis.

Max Kon, son-in-law of Rabbi Schorr, told the J.T.A. here that he had no information as to the fate of the Polish Jewish leader. (In Paris last week, two daughters of Rabbi Schorr who had recently arrived from Poland said they were entirely unaware of their father’s whereabouts.)

A radio broadcast from Paris yesterday asserted that Rabbi Schorr had been murdered by the Gestapo in Warsaw. However, Polish Foreign Minister August Zaleski last week told the J.T.A. correspondent in Paris that Rabbi Schorr left Warsaw before the German occupation although he had refused to avail himself of an opportunity to leave Poland with the Government.

Newspapers here for the first time referred to the report of Rabbi Schorr’s death, pointing out that it had not been confirmed.

Agudath Israel circles have been informed that Rabbi Chaim Oser Grodzenski, sage of Wilno, refused to leave the city, which is now under Russian rule.

The World Agudath Israel, orthodox organization, has sent a representative from Budapest to Rumania to investigate the situation of the Jewish refugees from Poland.

A tablet bearing the inscription, “Here Stood Siedlice,” has been erected by the Germans on the site of the destroyed Polish town, the Helsinki correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reported today. The town, which was razed by Nazi bombs early in the war, had been largely inhabited by Jews. The dispatch said that civilian survivors of the town, including the occupants of orphanages, were being sent to Germany to fill gaps created by the wartime labor shortage.

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