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March 11, 1960 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-03-11

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, Joined in 30 Uniti
German Fascists, 98 000 Strong,
Tom Borman Greets H. S. Truman BONN, (JTA)—The head of was , put in the job by Dr. Ger- self has been accused of having

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hard Schroeder, the Minister of been a member of the Nazi
West Germany's internal secur- the Interior. Dr. Schroeder him- Party.
ity police disclosed that there
are about 30 right-wing polit-
ical groups and youth organiza-
tions _operating in West Ger-
many and West Berlin.
Assistant Sales Manager
He said they had a total
Invites you to stop in and see him
membership of about 98,000,
for the best deal on
half of them in adult groups,
BUICK'S all time BEST
which form political parties.
These right-wing political
parties polled a total of about
At The "Home Of
350,000 votes in the last elec-
The Near-Sighted Appraiser"
tions, he said.
Toni Grossman
Dr. Rudolf Toyka, head of the
internal security department in
the Ministry of the Interior—
West Germany's FBI — cited
these figures when he received
five visiting United Nations
9669 GRAND RIVER WE 1-0100
correspondents. He said his
organization had screened the
youth groups-15 in number,
with a total membership of
between 40-50,000.
Only one of them, he said,
was down in his records as out-
rightly tending towards a Nazi
type of ideology. This group,
which maintained contact with
the German Reichs Party, had a
membership of 2,300.
The majority of the youth
groups, Dr. Toyka said, offi-
cially accept the democratic
At the dinner meeting of the Israel Bond Conference in principles of the West German
Constitution but, "w h ether
Miami Beach, last week, Tom Borman, chairman of the Detroit
Israel Bond Committee, greeted former President Harry S. they are Nazis at heart, I could
Truman, who was one of the principal speakers. Seated be- not tell."
He said that members of
tween them is Abraham Feinberg, national president of the
these groups wore military-type
Israel Bond Organization.
uniforms, marched in military
fashion and tried to glorify the
old military traditions of pre-
Hitler German y. The other
• •
youth groups did not, he said,
declare themselves Nazi.
Dr. T o y k a, who supervised
spiritual leader of the "Jewish
By SAUL CARSON - -
Trees are Israel's Silent Army Guarding the Soil,
Community of Greater Berlin," preparation of the White Book
Special JTA Correspondent
Defending the Crops, Subduing the Desert, Creating
is Rabbi Martin Riesenberger, a issued recently by the German
in East Germany
Agricultural Self-Sufficiency.
EAST BERLIN, (JTA) — man in his late fifties who was government on the outbreak
Some 1,600 to 1,800 Jewi exist never ordained as a rabbi but of anti-Semitism in West Ger-
in the Democratic Peoples' Re- was a lay preacher. He holds his many, said, in reply to a ques-
public of East Germany under post by government appoint- tion, that he had been a member
(Saturday Evening, March 12 and Sunday Evening, March 13)
the Nazi Party from 1937 to
Communist rule, about 1,000 ment. The congregation has a of
1945
shochet
who
prepares
meat
-for
of them in East Berlin. .The
Under the Nazi regime, he
-consumption.
picture of this unhappy rem- kosher
Rabbi–Riesenberger tolUtlfe said, his job had been that of
nant is one of utter helpless-
JTA correspondent that on a tax collector, following a
ness.
sabbath weekends, about 30-40_ generations-old family tradition.
Behind a high gate guarding worsfiipers come to_ the temple.
Like "the vast majority of
a courtyard at 53 Rykestraise, On .h olidays like Passover, German s," he had known
Honor family and friends by planting trees in their names . . .
in East Berlin, is an old build- about 100 appear and, on the nothing about the Nazi concen-
Celebrate
Perpetuate the memory of family and friends • .
ing with a small sign annotine- High Holy Days, as many as tration camps or other Nazi
Bar Mitzvah . . . honor any happy event by planting trees
ing this is the "Fredenstempel" 300. The age level, he admits, atrocities, he stated. Dr. Toyka
in the Freedom Forest.
—the Freedom Temple.
is "elderly." There is no rab- has served as head of the secur-
The interior of this old syna- binical seminary, there are no ity organization since 1954. He
gogue has been gutted by the classes for children except one
Nazis. The Communist regime class to prepare youth for Bar
has spent a reported 250,000 Mitzvah. This has four students. Schedule JWB Youth Week
NEW YORK, (JTA) The
marks ($60,000) to rebuild it. It
The congregation is well sup-
is now a magnificent house of plied with prayer books, phy- National Jewish Welfare Board
worship, beautiful, clean, at- lacteries and other religious announced that Jewish Youth
tractive; an obvious showcase objects, and has 40 Scrolls of Week will be observed from
to demonstrate East Germany's the Law, all recovered from March 25 to April 1. Theme of
All contributions to JNF are Tax Deductible
"tolerance" of the Jewish reli- the places where the Jews con- the 1960' observance will be
"Values
To
Live
By—As
Jews
gion.
cealed them during the Nazi
The rabbi of this temple and regime. It has no Hebrew or and as Americans."
Yiddish literature except for
the Holy Books.
Rabbi Riesenberger s a-i d
GRACE YOUR
there were four other syna-
FESTIVE TABLE
gogues in East Germany, at
with
Dresden, Halle, Magdeburg and
Ehrfurth. There are about 650
Jews in these communities, but
not a single rabbi. He- did not
, mention Leipzig which has
synagogue, a congregation of
about 100 and a rabbi the
Leipzig community _regards . as
the - Chief Rabbi of East Ger-
many. •
Available in a vari-
Most of the Jews remaining
ety of flavors . .
in East Germany are small
made and bottled
businessmen or traders with a
in Israel, and sent
few holding civil service' posts.
directly to Detroit
They are all aware that sooner
from Israel's oldest
or 1 a t e r, if the Communist
regime remains in power, their
vineyards.
small buiinesses will be wiped
out, but they seem resigned to
their. fate.

Tom Grossman

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1,800 East German Jews Resigned
to Fate; Religion Only a Showcase

In the Synagogue This Purim

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