Anti-Semitic Manifestations Create Solidarity
Among Jewry Against Destruction,
In Christendom Against Bigotry
Michigan Incidents Part
of Worldwide Plague
HE JEWISH NEWS
Public opinion, shocked by the manifesta-
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
tions of anti-Semitism throughout the world—
including the United States—and the insane
campaign of daubing swastikas on synagogues
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle
and buildings that serve as headquarters ,for
Jewish movements, emerged as a unanimous VOL. XXXVI—No. 20
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expression of disgust by Christians in protest
against the re-emergence of Nazi ideas.
There were evidences of a spirit of solidar-
ity among non-Jews as well as Jews in the
condemnations of the scores of incidents re-
ported frOm all parts of the globe, and nowhere
have the Nazi imitators been given encourage-
In churches, in the press, in official West
German quarters, in world parliaments, the
"mentally disturbed perpetrators" of violence
and destruction are being branded as psycho-
paths and as a menace to humanity.
Jewish leaders, disturbed over "the rapidity
and range" of the anti-Semitic manifestations,
have issued warnings against hoodlumism and
BONN, (JTA)—Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer rejected proposals that the German
have appealed to the governments in whose government establish a special : commission for denazification of anti - Semitic and anti-
areas the anti-Semitic swastika- - painting has democratic elements in the federal administration, judiciary, educational services and the
been evidenced to be on the alert against the press.
spread of vandalism and of anti-Semitic ideas.
Dr. Gerhard Schroeder, Minister of the Interior, told newspapermen that the Chan-
Meanwhile, the destructionists continue to
cellor "will not consider such a move," declaring that such action might result in "unneces-
be active in many areas.
There were several evidences of Nazi sary difficulties." "With the help of the people," Dr. Schroeder said "the authorities can deal
__tactics in Michigan lastweek. Obsceneties were with the problem, without resorting to such drastic steps."
A "White Book" on Nazi atrocities is being prepared by experts in London and
painted in front of a synagogue in Pontiac. In
Detroit, a window was broken at Beth Abraham Vienna, and will be distributed to all schools in West Germany, Dr. Schroeder added.
The proposal for a new denazification commission was presented to Foreign Minister
Synagogue on Seven Mile Road, and a wooden
plank with a swastika painted on it was thrown Heinrich von Brentano by Alec Easterman, of the World Jewish Congress.
into the sanctuary. The Young Israel Synagogue
on Wyoming was daubed with a swastika. High Priority Given to Study of Race Bias by United Nations
Threatening letters were received by a number
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., (JTA)—A United Nations subcommission voted to give
of Jews, and a missive with a "Juden raus" was high_ priority to discussion of the worldwide outbreak of anti-Semitic manifestations de-
thrown into the office of The Jewish News. spite the opposition of the British, French and United Arab Republic members of the body.
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Swastikas were painted on Shaarey Zedek buses.
Cong. Beth Moses was daubed,
there were smearings of swasti-
kas on the Hillel Foundation in
Ann Arbor, on an Ypsilanti
church, on prominent Detroit
and Michigan business establish-
ments and on a • number of
Members of the German Con-
sulate in Detroit, in their anx-
iety to join in the protests
against the recrudescence of
anti- Semitism, this week ex-
pressed a desire to attend reli-
gious services at Temple Israel
on Jan. 22, to indicate their pro-
test against vandalism and to ex-
press their friendship for Jewry.
The retiring German Consul in
Detroit, Dr. Ferdinand Friedens-
burg, will address the College of
Jewish Studies sessions at Tem-
ple Israel on Jan. 25.
The score of communities
where the • Nazi sign painting
has taken place has been mount-
ing. There were incidents in
Baltimore, Cincinnati, Jackson-
ville, Milwaukee, Des Moines,
Marshalltown, Ia. as well as in
New York and Washington.
Daubing of churches with the
Star of David, in New York, was
interpreted as an attempt by
American Nazis to turn their
hatred also on churches in order
to give the impression that Jews
were responsible for church
Statue Smeared, Nazi Bias Spreading: In one of the
desecrations out of a desire for
of anti-Semitism throughout the world, a statue of the late President Franklin D. Roose-
vengeance. The painting of a
by Mrs. Roosevelt in 1950, in Oslo, Norway, was smeared with the words
Magen David on one church in
"Potsdam Joedisk Landhandler" — "Potsdam Jewish Peddler." The lower left photo shows one of the
New York was accompanied by
six Jewish swastika-painted shops in Leeds, England. The upper photo on the left shows part of a collec-
the words "eye for an eye."
tion of anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda books and military equipment seized by West Berlin police in raids
on the homes of suspected neo-Nazis.
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