PARIS (Nov. 16)
Professor Moses Schorr, Chief Rabbi of Warsaw, Polish Senator and principal leader of the Polish Jews, has been released from arrest by the Soviet authorities in Lwow, his two daughters in Paris were informed today.
Rabbi Schorr had refused to leave Poland with the Polish Government evacuation party. According to Count August Zaleski, Polish Foreign Minister, the Chief Rabbi asserted: “As long as I am the head of Polish Jewry I cannot leave Polish soil, on which millions of Jews remain.”
A New York Yiddish newspaper reported that Rabbi Schorr had been executed by the Gestapo in Warsaw, but on Oct. 18 advices reached Wilno to the effect that he was under arrest in Lwow together with Deputy Emil Sommerstein and N. Szwalbe, editor of the Warsaw Polish-language Jewish daily Nasz Przeglad.