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Revision of Rabbi Schapiro Trial in Septemler

August 15, 1923
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A deputation of rabbis has visited the Chairman of the Warsaw Military Court and asked him to take up at an early date the revision of the trial of Rabbi Schapiro of Plotzk, who was shot during the Bolshevist invasion of Poland after trial by court martial on an alleged charge of espionage. The Chairman of the Court promised that the revision would be started in September.

Several attempts have been made to get a revision of the trial in order to establish the innocence of the rabbi, but for various reasons the arrangements had to be postponed. In January, 1922, several sittings were held of the revision court in Warsaw. It was decided to transfer the proceedings to Plotzk, but owing to the severe winter the roads were impassable ½.

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