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September 18, 1959 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-09-18

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ST LOUIS, (JTA) —Former
President Harry S. Truman ex-
pressed his belief in the "glor-
ious future" awaiting Israel and
said that when he first ex-
tended it recognition in 1948
"I was only expressing the sen-
timents of the people of the
United States."
In a filmed address to the
opening session of the 45th na-
tional convention of Hadassah,
attended by more than 2,500
delegates and guests, Truman
urged that "we must striVe
abroad as well as at home to
defend human rights and to ex-
pand the enjoyment of free-
dom." He lashed out against
hatred and bigotry and charac-
terized as "our enemies" those
who seek "to set group against
group, faith against faith, to
create prejudice and to spread
hate and distrust among our
people."
Dr. Miriam K. Freund, na-
tional president of Hadassah,
announced that a freedom
. bell to be erected atop the
$25,000,000 Hadassah-Hebrew
- University Medical Center at
K i r y a t Hadassah will be

named in honor of Truman.
The convention adopted a
$9,335,000 budget for the com-
ing year to maintain the or-
ganization's programs in the
United States and Israel.
It was reported that Hadassah
chapters throughout the country
have a membership totalling
318,000.
Mrs. Freund was re-elected
national president.
President Eisenhower, in a
message to . the convention,
hailed Hadassah for "its pro-
grams of welfare service and
education" which, he said, "re-
veal the vitality of its faithful
membership."
Premier David Ben-Gurion's
message to the convention said
that "great tasks still lie ahead"
in the "rebuilding of our land
and the refashioning of our
people" which were made more
difficult by the absence of
peace and by the continued
threat to Israel's security.
Truman - told the convention
that among the nations of the
world were two great free gov-
ernments, the United States
and Israel, that will continue

Separated by Nazis, Brothers,
Sister to Meet after 30 Years

Rev. Wolf Gold, of 25521
Gardner, Oak Park, has not
seen his sister in 30 years and
his brother since they were
separated in Auschwitz concen-
tration camp. He will realize a
dream when they are reunited
in Israel next week.
In 1940 Rev. Gold and his
wife Felina—a niece of Rabbi
Joshua Sperka and the daughter
of Chaim Sperka who was a well
known Yiddish writer in Poland
—were taken to Schtrockrod,
one of the German work camps.
Two years later he and his wife
were separated and sent to
Auschwitz. .
During the entire period of
the war, both were in Auschwitz
but could not communicate with
each other. Since no Jews re-
mained in their native city,
neither returned home at the
end of the war.
When at last they were re-
united, through the intervention
of Rabbi Sperka they were
brought to this country and
settled in Detroit. Rev. Gold
became a schochet here with
Feldman Bros. wholesale meat
slaughtering firm where he has
worked during the entire 11
years in this community. He is
now president of the Shochtim
union of Detroit.
Wolf Gold last saw his brother
in a snowy field outside of I

POEN/

Auschwitz. Both were at work
laying rails when Wolf, the
older brother, collapsed. His
brother carried him eight miles
to a hospital. From that mo-
ment, the two have not seen
each other. The younger brother
went to Israel, where he is now
living in Ber Sheba. His sister,
Zahava, married an Israeli in
Poland 30 years ago. Rev. Gold
has not seen her since. She now
lives with her family on Keren
Kayemeth St. in Jerusalem. Rev.
Gold, his brother and sister
were the only survivors in a
family of 80.

Israel Newspapers. Vie
for Writings of Eban

TEL AVIV—Former Ambas-
sador Abba Eban is in great
demand by Israeli newspapers
who are competing for his jour-
nalistic contributions.
Since his arrival in Israel,
the new Weizmann Institute
President has been contributing
articles twice weekly to the
evening paper Ma'ariv and once
a week to Davar.
Yediot Aharonot, the other
evening paper, is currently pub-
lishing Eban's Memoirs. Eban's
pre-election writings have
created general interest in the
Yishuv.

the fight against totalitarian
government.
"T h e s e two governments
stand for the belief that gov-
ernments are organized for the
benefit of the people whom
they serve. The totalitarian gov-
ernments or dictatorships stand
for the belief that the peolpe
are to be exploited by the dic-
tator; They believe that the
dictato r'..s whim is all that
counts," he declared.
Truman said that "it has
never seemed to me that I
deserved any special credit as
an individual for what I did
about Israel when I was Pres-
ident of the United States. In
recognizing the new State of
Israel and giving careful con-
sideration to its needs and its
problems after 1948, I believe
that I was only expressing the
sentiments of the people of the
United States regardless of
political party or religious
belief."
Truman said that "I had faith
in Israel before it was estab-
lished. I have faith in it now.
I believe it has a glorious
future before it not -just as an-
other soverign nation, but as an
embodiment of the great ideals
of our civilization."
Confidence that the United
Nations General Assembly,
which opened in New York
this week, will do "all in its
power to see to it that Israel
enjoys equal rights and privi-
leges that other UN members
enjoy in shipping and trade
through the Suez" was ex-
pressed to the delegates by
Israel Foreign Minister Golda
Meir.
Scoring the United Arab Re-
public for failure to live up to
its obligations to keep the Suez
Canal free as an international
waterway, Mrs. Meir declared:
"The canal should be free and
open for all—and we think' we
are part of that `all'."
The Israeli Foreign Minister
also expressed the hope that
"friendly European govern-
ments" will permit all Jews
who wish to be reunited with
their families to emigrate to
Israel. Israel, she declared, is
making preparations to receive
an immigration of "large num-
bers," adding that, while Israel
needs large immigration, "large
numbers of Jews need Israel."
The only solution to the Arab
refugee problem in the Middle
East is the resettlement of the
refugees in the lands where
they now live, the convention
was told by Mrs. Rose Halprin,
former national president of
Hadassah and acting chairman
of the Jewish Agency execu-
tive.
"It is our hope," said Mrs.

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living in degradation'."
Mrs. Halprin pointed out that
50 per cent of the so-called
Arab refugees "never saw Is-;
rael, were not born there, did
not come out of Israel."
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same session, told delegates that
there "must be no Zionist
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17 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Fri day , S ept. 1 8 , 1959

Fete Israel's Birthday.

Hadassah Honors Truman With Jerusalem Freedom Bell

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