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February 19, 1960 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-02-19

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President of Brazil Condemns Anti - Semitic Outbreak

President Juscelino Kubitschek
sharply condemned the world-
wide outbreak of anti-Semitic

thrie's production (which per se
a first rate job), we experi-
The Tenth Man
enced a let down . . . What we
In New York, "The Tenth were seeing enacted on the vey of history books currently
Man" is a smash hit, a sell-out, Broadway stage was a carrica- in use in New York City high
the biggest theatrical attraction ture, a burlesque, a farce on the schools has revealed that Nazi
of the season ... All the critics theme of the Dybbuk, some- crimes against the Jews are
have been raving, calling the thing like a Beethoven composi- mentioned only briefly. The
play a masterpiece, the perform- ton transcribed into a Rock 'n Nazi atrocities, according to the
ance superlative and the direc- roll tune .. . Or if you prefer- survey by the New York Post,
tion of the highest order. Shakespeare, recited by a come- usually are dismissed in a sen-
As usual, we were prejudiced, dian speaking in Brooklynese tence or a paragraph in the
for good reasons .. . We don't ... As the play unrolls, the gags textbooks, many of which run
like to be bludgeoned into see- get the upperhand, jokes about to 700 pages.
"Making Today's World," pub-
ing a play under threat that if the subway, puns, long aban-
we don't do so we may be risk- doned by even the cheapest vau- lisped in 1956 by Allyn and
ing our title of belonging to con- deville artists . . . The scenery Bacon, gives one paragraph to
temporary civilization . . . And is really a masterpiece and de- the Nazi era: "Hitler and the
so, weak in spirit and in body, serves much better than serving Nazis boasted of the superiority
after a siege of the flu, we as the backdrop for a Broadway of the Aryan race, and hounded
went. comedy playing around with the I Jews out of places of promi-
We hope we are not risking theme of the Dybbuk, smeering, nence in business, the universi-
lynching if we tell you quite admiring, poking fun at it, strik- ties and the professions." There
candidly that we were only ing now and then a serious note is no reference to Hitler's mur-
mildly amused . . . The play is but always desecrating the orig- der camps and the fate of the
of course based on the famous inal drama and using it as a 0,000,000 Jews slaughtered by
Ansky drama, "The Dybbuk," springboard to juggle funny the Nazis.
which some decades ago was in- stories . . .
One paragraph covers the
The cast is indeed a talented period in "Modern History,"
troduced to the world by the
Habimah and also by Maurice one but we must confess that published in 1958 by Silver-
Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theater we have seen Jacob Ben Ami in Burdett. It reads: "Many Com-
... We saw both productions more genuine parts playing munists, Socialists and Jews
The eerie quality of the Ansky much better . . . Nor can we get were deprived of their property,
drama had held us spellbound excited about Maurice Schwartz' confined and brutally tortured
. . . Ansky's piece is, of course, adopted daughter Risa, the only in concentration camps or exe-
not a comedy . . . From it ema- female part in the Chayefsky cuted."
nated a dark power, the poign- comedy . . . She may be a very
The 1955 revised edition of
ancy of the" Kabala, the mystic talented young girl but she has
atmosphere of Hassidism against no opportunity to show it as "World History" published in
which a moving human story is Evelyn, the girl in whom the 1955 by Ginn notes that the
projected . . . The characters dybbuk of an Odessa prostitute Nuremberg decrees were meant
are genuine, - their language has taken refuge . . . How New to "cleanse" Germany of all non-
authentic and the Jewish trage- York's top critics went over- Aryans. The fate of the Jews is
dy of religion versus supersti- board on this one, we shall described this way: "Thousands
tion always present . . . Ansky's never understand . . . But there fled the country. Those that re-
drama had the majesty and you have it ! . . .To us it seemed, mained were arrested and sent
grandeur of a Shakespearean after the final curtain had come to concentration camps where
play even without the poetry of down, that a dybbuk had en- they suffered cruel torture, if
. It is un- tered the beautiful body of An _ not death."
the Bard's language
Rand McNally's "Our Widen-
questionably a profound, a great sky's original drama and was
going through convulsions which ing World," published in 1958,
creation ...
Now as we sat in the Booth to us, from an intellectual point reports that "above all, Hitler
preached hatred against the
Theater watching Tyrone Gu- I of view, were indecent ...

incidents. He promised that
Brazilian authorities would not
tolerate any anti-religious or
anti-racial manifestations.

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Jews." Nothing' is said about

Khruslichev Annoyed by Question
on Permitting Exit of Relatives

the atrocities and mass murders.
The revised edition of "The
World History," published by
Harcourt Brace in 1954, puts the
Jewish death toll at 3,000,000, - a
50 per cent cut in most esti-
Another text, "Man's Achieve-
ments Through the Ages," dis-
cusses Hitler's war on Poland,
and adds, "Poland had more
than 3,000,000 Jews. Most of
them were killed, in one way or
another, during the next few
With the exception of two
texts, none of the histories carry
any pictorial documentation of
the Nazi crimes. The exceptions
have an impressionistic paint-
ing of the Crucifixion by Marc
Chagall and the captions con-
trast that event with "the de-
struction of Jewish lives, tem-
ples and scrolls." The captions
also say that "Nazi persecutions
were the most barbaric of all
and shocked the world."

ROME, (JTA)—Nikita Khru- ulations did not threaten any
shchev,_ Soviet Premier, evaded punishment for those who at-
giving a clear answer to the tempted to switch from one na-
Rome correspondent of the tionality to another. The false
Jewish Telegraphic Agency as declarations by Jews of their
to whether it could be expected nationality were made apparent-
that in the near future Soviet ly because of fear that as Jews
citizens would be permitted to they may face discrimination.
In giving the total number
leave the USSR and join their
of Jews in the USSR as 2,268,
families living abroad.
000, the official census data
The correspondent, Tullia indicated that 20.8 percent of
Zevi, who escorted President them declared Yiddish as their
Giovani Gronchi of Italy on mother tongue. It subdivided
his recent official visit to the the number of Jews and their
Soviet Union, posed this ques- percentage of the total popu-
tion to Premier Khrushchev lation as follows: In the Rus-
during a reception in the Krem- sian Soviet Federation, includ-
lin in honor of the Italian ing Biro-Bidj an, 875,000 (0.7
President. Khrushchev, indicat- percent); in Soviet Ukraine,
ing annoyance with the ques- 840,000 (2 percent); in Bye-
tion, said:
lorussia, 150,000 (1.9 percent);
"Soviet citizens are already in Uzbekistan, 94,000 (1.2 per-
allowed to leave the country cent); in Bessarabia, 95,000 (3.3
and will be even more so al- percent); in Georgia, 52,000
lowed in the future. But going (1.3 percent); Lithuania 25,- U.S. to Ship Uranium
abroad requires accumulation 000 (0.9 percent); in Latvia, to Israel for Reactor
of wealth and the availability 37,000 (1.7 percent) and in
(Direct Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
of cash. We are rich in natural Estonia, 5,000 (0.5 percent).
resources, yet individually we
WASHINGTON—Israel is re-
are poor."
Minkoff to Address ceiving six and one-half kilo-
grams of enriched uranium for
Experts in population and
Jewish problems in the Soviet Community Council its nuclear reactor, it was
1 e a r n e d here Tuesday. The
Union told the JTA correspon-
dent regarding the census data Assembly at Center U.S. Atomic Energy Commis-
Isaiah M. i‘ilinkoff, executive sion is shipping the uranium
published this month in Mos-
cow that they doubt whether director of the National Com- this week.
the figure of 2,268,000 given munity R e l a ti o n s Advisory Israel Ambassador Avraham
in the census as the total Jew- Council (NCRAC), will address Harman met with G. Lewis
ish population in the USSR is the Jewish Community Council Jones, Assistant Secretary of
Near Eastern
correct. They estimated that Delegate Assembly at 8:15 p.m.,
for for
a general
there must be at least 3,000,000 Thursday., at the Jewish Center, mutually interesting problems
Jews in the Soviet Union to- 18100 Meyers.
He will speak to the dele- regarding the Near East.
Authoritative sources express- gates on "The American Jew- The Arab Lague has black-
ed the opinion that the num- ish Community — Problems and listed two more American firms
ber of Jews in the census fig- Opportunities" and will give on charges of violating the
ures is smaller than the ac- an evaluation of the swastika in- league's anti-Israel boycott, it
tual Jewish population because cidents. A question and answer was reported here Tuesday. The
a substantial number of So- period will follow Minkoff's ad- companies are Helena Rubin-
stein, Inc., cosmetics firm, and
viet Jews defined themselves dress.
The assembly will also fea- the International Business Ma-
in the census as Russians, or
members of another Soviet na- ture a summary of current ch i nes, world trading corpora-
tionality, since the census reg- Council activities.




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