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Trepper Says He’s Confident He Will Be Allowed to Leave Poland

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Leopold Trepper, the World War II master spy, expressed confidence that the authorities will soon let him leave Poland, according to a telephone interview with a Danish television newsman broadcast here today. Trepper, reached at his home in Warsaw, said “The day I shall leave Poland is not far.” He disclosed that his case “is now once again before the Central Committee of the Polish Communist Party.” He said the libel suit he has filed against Jean Rochet, head of the French counter-intelligence service, should serve as further justification for allowing him to leave. Trepper is suing Rochet for having alleged in a newspaper article that the head of the Soviet espionage ring in Western Europe during World War II had collaborated with the Gestapo.

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