One Shabbat, about two weeks after Rabbi Levi Yitzchok returned to Dnieperpetrovsk, three agents of the secret police arrived at Rebbitzen Chana’s home. As previously, they demanded to make a search. This time they were even more thorough. Every single one of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok’s most precious documents and books were loaded into a car. When Rebbitzen Chana begged the agents not to take them away they telephoned their superiors, who acceded to her request.
When the search had concluded, the agents took Rebbitzen Chana to NKVD headquarters. For several hours she underwent a tough interrogation. She was questioned about her husband’s activities, his correspondence abroad, and his contacts with his sons, who were no longer in the Soviet Union. Although her cruel interrogators threatened her many times, Rebbitzen Chana remained firm in her determination not to supply them with any information.