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Break-in and threats at Jewish offices in Frankfurt an der Oder

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13:37 CEST+02:00
The premises of Frankfurt an der Oder's Jewish Community were robbed over the weekend and computer equipment and cash stolen. Just days before, the group had received a flyer which contained threats against Jews.

Prosecutor Michael Neff confirmed a report in the Märkische Oderzeitung newspaper on Sunday, which reported that the break-in occurred late Friday night.

The unknown thieves smashed a window with a rock and took a computer from the offices of the group's chairman, Wladimir Lewitzky. The computer contained personal data of all 217 members of the group. The intruders also took €400 and a checkbook from the bookkeepers office, according to the newspaper.

On the previous Thursday, the group found a flyer in its mailbox containing threats against Jews and a swastika symbol. Investigators are now looking into whether there is a connection between the break-in and the flyer.

The Jewish Community in Frankfurt an der Oder, located on the Polish border, has already received several anonymous threats this year.

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