The Czech Republic’s chief rabbi told a Prague court how he was pressured into leaving the country by the nation’s Communist-era secret police. Karol Sidon told the court last week that after signing the Charter 77 human rights manifesto he felt threatened by the secret police. He said he left Czechoslovakia in 1983 to attend a course organized by the German Jewish Community, and did not return until 1990, after the fall of the Communist regime.
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