Supersol Records Destroyed As Fierce Fire Guts Tel Aviv Warehouse
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Supersol Records Destroyed As Fierce Fire Guts Tel Aviv Warehouse

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A big fire broke out this morning at the offices and warehouses of Supersol, Israel’s largest supermarket chain, which is owned by a Canadian corporation. Fire brigades from nearby suburbs assisted the Tel Aviv fire department in putting out the conflagration. Fire department officials here said that the fire had apparently destroyed all of the company’s records.

Several weeks ago the board of directors of the Canadian parent company claimed that there were certain discrepancies in the accounts of the Israeli management and requested an investigation. The investigation is now being carried out.


Prof. Paul Maas, a prominent Jewish classical scholar, died this weekend at the age of 83. He had been teaching at Oxford University since his arrival in Britain at the outbreak of the war.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was a professor at the University of Koenigsberg when the Nazis deprived him of his chair in 1934. For years he refused to leave Germany and in 1939 was imprisoned by the Nazis. He was saved from being put to death in a concentration camp through the efforts of a British friend who had flown to Germany just before the war to secure Prof. Maas’ release.

During his lifetime Prof. Maas was honored with several high academic distinctions both in Britain and postwar Germany.

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