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West German Ambassador Shocked by Vandalism Against Synagogue; Promises Protection

West Germany’s Ambassador to Britain, Karl Gunter von Hase, said today that he was .”deeply shocked” by a new act of vandalism committed against a synagogue in Munich last week. The Ambassador made his remarks in reply to a note he received from Harold Sebag-Montefiore. president of the Anglo-Jewish Association. Ambassador Von Hase said, “Please accept my most sincere feelings of sympathy and sorrow. This desecration is the more abhorrent as it follows only a few months after arsonists set fire to the Jewish old peoples’ home in Munich. My government as well as the German people most strongly condemn this new outrage.” The Ambassador said the Anglo-Jewish leader’s message has been passed on to the authorities in Bonn. He said German authorities would do their utmost to protect the Jewish community from further attacks.

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