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December 25, 1959 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-25

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Austria Revisited: Desolation Marks Once-Proud Jewish Community

When my husband reappeared
from the station, I could tell
from the look on his face, that
he drew a blank.
*f *
Then he had an idea. He
By TRUDE DUB
stopped a taxi driver and asked
(Seven Arts Feature Syndicate)
At the little guesthouse in him if he knew of a Jew in
the mountain village, where we Innsbruck, or the synagogue.
stayed, we did not encounter a The man said: "I don't know
single Jew. And so on a Satur- of a synagogue since the old
day, my husband, I and our two one was destroyed, but I do
young daughters, set out for know a Jew. He will be able to
Innsbruck, where we hoped to tell you all you want."
find a synagogue. So with great excitement we
We arrived at the station and made our way to an elegant
my first idea was to consult shop in the main street, and
the telephone directory. We while my husband went to find
looked under "Hebrew," we its owner, I stood outside and
looked under "Juedische," we read framed cuttings of news-
looked under "Israelitische," papers from the time during
then finally decided to search and after Hitler, concerning the
for a Cohen or a Levi, alas in take-over of the business by the
vain. Nazis and the subsequent strug-
We were told that there used gle for its return to the right-
to be a synagogue in the Silz- ful heirs. The captions above
gasse, but it was destroyed. these cuttings read: "The story

We were undismayed. We of a Jewish business."
I rejoiced. Here at last was
felt there must be some
Jews left in Innsbruck and a real, a genuine Jew . . . What
we were going to find them. a pity, he wasn't there, that

Sincerest Best Wishes on Hanukah

CHINA DOLL

Specializing in Famous Cantonese Dishes
Carry-Out Service — Open 11:30 A.M.-3 A.M.

TR. 3-5340

8050 Second, near Seward

TR. 2-8591

CITY CAB CO.

WO. 3-7070

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Best Wishes of the Season

CLYDE GAS APPLIANCE COMPANY

Specializing in Range and Water Heater Ports and Service

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excitement ,up and down the
street, but there was no trace
of a synagogue. Finally I
stopped an old woman about to
enter a shop and asked her
where the synagogue used to
be. "Over there," she waved her
arm indifferently, "where the
empty space is." And when I
looked at her questioningly, she
added: "Where they are build-

Holiday Greetings

CUMMINGS SUPER SERVICE

THE HANS•ON
ANTIQUE SHOP

TE 2-5974

3640 John R at Brady

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Holiday Best Wishes

5000 Joy Rd.

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"Quick. Lunch"
Hours—Serving Breakfast & Lunch

TE, 4-1799

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Holiday Best Wishes

B.B.B.B. HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Authorized Luxaire Dealer

Oil to Gas Conversion for Gas Permit Holders
Oil Burner Service in a Hurry—When U Need It

City and Suburbs

3817 Livernois

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Greetings of the Season

DAVE'S DINING CAR

Open

A Select Line of
China Lamps - Furniture
And Other Bric-a-Brac
9914 E. Forest, at Cadillac
WA. 2-5128

TA 6-6266

Evenings - Sundays - Holidays LU 4-5549

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Holiday Greetings to The Community

UNITED BAKERY and CONFECTIONERY WORKERS
LOCAL 30 AR-CIO

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Holiday Greetings

Artcraft
Lithograph Co.

Harry J. Rivard

Best Coffee in Town
Soda Fountain Service

1216 GRISWOLD

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Name deGaulle Sponsor
of Alliance Centennial

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Gen.
Charles de Gaulle, president of
the French Republic, has ac-
cepted honorary sponsorship of
celebrations that will mark, in
June,. 1960, the 100th anniver-
sary of the Alliance Israelite
Universelle, it was reported by
Marcel Franco, president of the
American Friends of the Alli-
ance.
Franco added that the cele-
brations will be world-wide and
that delegates from Jewish
communities of both the old and
new worlds will come to Paris
during the month of June to
participate in them. It is expect-
ed that all the important sec-
torsof American Jewry will b
represented at the Paris meet-
ings by their leaders.

. Holiday Best Wishes

Good Luck Chop Suey
Restaurant

Specializing in:
Native Chinese Dishes
Famous Crispy Egg Roll
Lobster Cantonese
Carry-Out Orders
1 2557 Livernois WE 3-6426

Hanukah Greetings

FRENCH-GLO
VALET

One-Day Pick-Up & Delivery
Drive-In Free Parking
19377 Livernois at W. Outer
DI 1-0540

New Year's Greetings

W. H. BELTER

Distributors of
T.J.S. Tires & Batteries

1931 EAST JEFFERSON
LO 8-3055

Hanukah Greetings

Butler Brothers
Blue Prints

Photo Copies

15238 FENKELL

VE 5-2700

Holiday Greetings

CADILLAC COAL
& COKE CO.

Greetings of the Season

Great Lakes
Iron & Metal Co.

Also Fuel Oil

7365 Russell
TR 5-1143

HOUSE OF AUTO PARTS

270 HALTINER, River Rouge
VI 2-1746

Holiday Greetings

Season's Best Wishes

Grand-Schaefer
Auto Parts

CASS AUTO WASH

Garage and Service Station
Supplies and Accessories

TE. 1-1782

2955 Cass

13695-13803 GD. RIVER

near. Schaefer .
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Dealer in All Kinds of Scrap
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17239 SWIFT AVE.
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TW 2-8100

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ACKERMAN'S BOWLING BALL

Sales and Service

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Holiday Greetings

JOEY'S
STABLES

Seymour Beitner

Universally Acclaimed

Bus. Mgr.

Office Mgr.

by Lovers of Good Food

TE 4-97401

GOODY
SANDWICH SHOP

605 Porter, at Second
WO. 1-2987

Earl F. Wolfman

.14880 WYOMING

Greetings of the Season.

and rubble. we found a few
pitiful remains of a House of
God. A broken pillar, a few
cornerstones . . . that was all.
A sense of desolation swept
over me, such as I have not
experienced since the day I
was told that` my family was
wiped out. There, behind us, a
new building was going up, the
hustle and bustle typifying the
spirit of re-birth prevailing
Austria.
All over the country new
buildings are going up, the
country is patching up its war
wounds and life is going on as
before. Who would think of the
dead and who, indeed, of dead
Jews and Jewry?
However, this was Shabbat,
and we came to Innsbruck to
pray. So I stood on the place
where the synagogue used to be
and silently recited the Shem-
one Esre.

ing the new block of flats."
So we retraced our steps to
the building site, which we had
pasSed before without recogni-
tion, and there, amongst weeds

Holiday Greetings .

OPEN ALL NIGHT
Car Wash — Lubrication — Repairs

ir

Such was the remnant of Aus-
trian Jewry. And what of their
children? Without a religious
life and religious education,
they will very likely carry
things to the logical conclusion
and disappear altogether

I dragged the family in great

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Where was the proverbial
Jewish warmth and the feel-
ing of brotherhood between
Jew and Jew? We were miles
apart, although it was only
a pane of glass that divided
us phyisically now. Obvi-
ously, our fellow Jew held no
curiosity for Jews in other
lands.

among their gentile neighbors.
While my family discussed
this, we were wandering aim-
lessly through the city. Sud-
denly my eyes alighted on a
street name: Silzgasse. Was
this not the street where the
ruined synagogue was supposed
to be?

Hanukah Greetings

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Saturday morning. His employee
advised my husband to visit an-
other Jew who owned a furni-
ture shop not far away.
We found the shop easily
enough. All we had to do was to
wait a few minutes while he
attended to a client in his
office.
My husband introduced him-
self. "We would like to attend a
Jewish service and wondered,
if you could help us," he added.
The man stiffened a little.
"There is no Jewish service on
Saturdays," he answered. And
we felt as if we inquired after
a piece of furniture that was no
longer in fashion. "We only
meet on High Festivals." And
that was that. We were politely
ushered out.

8800 JEFFERSON W.

ART'S TIRE MART

Guaranteed Vulcanizing — Used Tires, All Sizes

TA. 5-2450

3438 West Vernor

Greetings and Best Wishes

AUTO TRIM

Complete Auto Upholstery — Free Estimates

TY 8-9434

6727 McGraw

Albert

L.

Traywick, Prop.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, December 25, 1959

But how? The police was the
obvious answer.

(Editor's Note: Mrs. Dub,
of Leicester, Eng.. visited
Austria last year after 20
years of exile from the con-
tinent. Her entire family
perished in Czechoslovakia.)

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