Jewish Woman Arrested in Warsaw for Distributing Leaflets Attacking Anti-semitism

A young Jewish woman was arrested in Warsaw this week for distributing leaflets in three languages that exposed and attacked Polish anti-Semitism. After questioning by police she was expelled from the country. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, 31, a writer and university lecturer, arrived in Warsaw last Tuesday on a three-day tourist visa. Upon her arrival. Mrs. Klarsfeld chained herself to a tree in the center of town and distributed her leaflets–which were printed in Polish, German and French–to passersby. After several hours, police arrived and Mrs. Klarsfeld was taken to police headquarters for questioning, and was then placed aboard a Paris bound airliner. Upon arriving in Paris yesterday, Mrs. Klarsfeld told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that she would continue her protests against anti-Semitism in Poland and other East European countries. Mrs. Klarsfeld is a German citizen and was a parliamentary candidate in 1969. Two years ago she slapped the face of then Chancellor Dr. Kurt Georg Kiesinger and called him a Nazi at a public meeting.

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