German Problem: What to Teach About the Nazi Era
LONDON, (JTA) — Reluc- Wurttemburg—have announced
t a n t educational authorities" plans for training a special
throughout West Germany are corps of younger teachers, ob-
being 'forced ' by officials of taming these teachers from age
the Federal Republic at Bonn groups whose members had been
to educate Germany's school too young to have direct asso-
children about the facts regard- ciation with the Hitler regime.
ing the Nazi era, according to
It will be the task of these
the Sunday Times.
young, newly-trained teachers
The newspaper printed a sur- to give the children an unbiased
vey of educational practices and view of the Hitler regime, with-
plans in West Germany, coming out arousing the anger of the
to the conclusion that adult Ger- parents "who have emotional
mans—those who lived through links with the Nazi past, and
the Hitler regime — remember
Hitler with considerable favor
and nostalgia. Most of the school
children learn from their par-
ents, according to the survey,
only that Hitler "was the man
who built the autobahnen, and
rid the country of unemploy-
ment and crime."
The newspaper reports that
three of the German states—
Bavaria, Hesse and Baden-
who protest strongly against
An education ministry official
in °Bonn told the Sunday Times
correspondent that too many
German teachers "take the easy
way out, by leaving the Nazi
period out of the curriculum
altogether." The newspaper re-
ports that a survey carried out
by a German television network
showed that "few children have
any idea of what happened un-
Gets Pension, Waits Trial
BONN, (JTA) — The State's
Attorney of Hesse, who was sus-
pended last December following
disclosures that he had pre-
vented the trial of an official
accused of having ordered the
execution of 75 Jews, has been
placed temporarily on the pen-
Israel is approaching self-sufficiency in food supplies with
the aid of investment capital provided by Israel Bonds. Milk
and egg production have tripled, while vegetable and fish
production have reached four times their level of ten years
ago. Israel Bonds are playing a vital role in the expansion
of every sector of the country's economy, including industry,
acriculture, transport and communications, and the exploita-
tion of natural resources.
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Israel Atomic Reactor Nearing Completion
TEL AVIV, (JTA) — An ex- actor also will make possible re-
perimental • atomic reactor is search in isotopes for medical
nearing completion south of Tel and agricultural purposes in ad-
Aviv and is expected to be in dition to pure research.
operation by the end of this
Israel nuclear scientists, it was
year, according to a joint an- pointed out, have made impor-
nouncement of Prof. D. E. Berg- tant progress in two main areas
man, chairman of the Israel of reactor operation. They have
Atomic Energy Commission, and discovered an inexpensive way
William B a x t e r, American to extract uranium from phos-
Charge d'Affaires in Israel.
phates without diminishing the
The announcement was made basic characteristics of the
during the first visit to the phosphate, and Weizmann In-
plant by the press. The reactor, stitute scientists have invented
valued at $800,000, was purchas- means of producing heavy water
ed with the help of the Ameri- in a relatively inexpensive way.
can Atomic Energy Commission Quantities of such waters are
from the American Machinery already being exported to coun-
and Foundries Company. The tries with which Israel coope-
United States made a grant of rates in atomic energy research.
$350,000 for the purchase which
was made under a 1957 agree- Arrest German Policemen
ment between the two govern- for WW II Atrocities
ments based on the American
BIELEFELD, German y,
Atoms for Peace plan.
(JTA) — Two local policemen
The 5,000-kilowatt reactor is were arrested here on orders
of the "swimming pool" type. of the chief prosecutor, charged
It is situated on sand dunes with having participated in the
near Rishon le-Zion. While it murder of hundreds of Jewish
cannot be used for atomic power civilians in Lithuania during
production, its availability will World War II. The men, Ewald
open a new phase in Israel sci- Sudau and Herbert Schmidke,
entific studies. Scientists will be were members of the Gestapo.
able to study various aspects of They committed the atrocities
operating such reactors. The re- in 1941 and 1942.
BY HENRY LEONARD
•••••• ••• ................. ..
Open to a good suggestion? Open a can of Heinz
strictly Kosher Beans tonight. Heat! Serve! And
watch 'em disappear. Sit back (for a minute) and
enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that every spoon=
ful is a delicious, nutritious delight. It's a pleasure
—isn't it?to get up again when they sing
out, "More beans, please!"
Copr.1958, Leonard Prittkilt
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15—THE DETR OIT JEWI SH NEWS — Fri da y, May 22, 1959
Israel Increases Food Production