Unidentified person attacks Polish Chief Rabbi

Sunday, May 28, 2006 |  Sara Fischer  

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich escaped without injuries when attacked in Warsaw on Sunday by an unknown person. Police say it is possible that the attack may have been anti-Semitic, but are not sure. “We're treating this as a possible anti-Semitic provocation, although it may have simply been an act of hooliganism,” Interior Ministry spokesman Tomasz Sklodowski said. Police have drawn a portrait of the attacker with the help of eyewitnesses. “The fact that it happened just as the pope is visiting Poland and going to Auschwitz means the attack could have had an anti-Semitic motive, that it was meant to tarnish the image of Poland,” Sklodowski said.

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