Human Rights Commission First UN Body
to Take Stand Condemning Anti-Semitism
Forbidden to Bake Matzos for Passover
NEW YORK,. (JTA)—Jews in
Kiev, Odessa, Kishinev, Riga
and smaller cities and towns
in the Ukraine and in the Baltic
states are . being denied the
right to bake . matzos for the
forthcoming PasSover, the New
York Times rePorted. on the
basis of informatioca received
from foreigners • who recently
Visited the . Soviet.
In- Moscow, Leningrad and
Tiflis the Jews- have been per-
mitted to bake matzos, the
report states. • •
"In some cases," tib.! • Times
report says, "Soviet authorities
have refused permission on the
grounds that the Jews would
not be able to do so under
the rights of groups against
GENEVA, (JTA) — The Hu- Rights, noting with deep con- which • they are directed and as
man Rights Commission of the cern, the manifestations of anti- a blow to the human rights and
Semitism - and other forms of
Cd United Nations adopted unani-
fundamental freedoms of all
• mously the first resolution con- racial prejudice and religious peoples."
demning anti-Semitism ever ap-
The resolution urged "mem-
ras o proved by a. major agency of which recently occured in var-
. .. the United. Nations. The reso - ious countries and which might ber • states of the United Na-
lution condemned such preju- be once again a forerunner of tions and its specialized agen-
d dice as a violation of the charter other heinous acts endanger- cies to take an appropriate
ing the future; and expressing action to prevent effectively
of the UN.
Approval came after mem- gratification that governments, such acts and punish them
Z bers of the commission corn- peoples and private organiza- wherever they are Cormnitted.
MI pleted discussion of various tions spontaneously reacted. in It called on "public authorities
al phases of the problem of pre- opposition to these manifesta- and Private organiiations to
venting • discrimination in re- tions; and taking into account make sustained efforts to edu-
recommendations on the sub- cate public opinion with a view
g ligious rights and practices and ject by the Sub-Commission on to
the eradication of racial prej-
,__. on establishment of - measures
E to eradicate racial prejudice as Prevention of Discrimination udices and racial intolerance re-
flected in such manifestations
04 manifested in the J a n u a r y
and for the elimination of all
W. worldwide outbreak of anti- ties:
"Firstly, condemns these undesirable influences promot-
Semitic smearings. A number
a ing such prejudices."
Of amendments to the text of manifestations as a violation
W the resolution were incorpo- the principles incorporated in
The resolution urged such
= rated in the revised text finally the charter of the United Na-
authorities and organizations to
approved. The approved state- tions and in the Universal Dec- "take appropriate measures so
laration of Human Rights, and
ment read: :
that education may be directed
"The Commission on Human in particular, a violation of with due regard to Article 26
of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and to the prin-
ciples of the Declaration on the
Rights of the Child adopted in
a resolution of the General As-
Prominent Jewish personal-
Another clause in the reso-
ities, ghetto survivors, officials tion Beth Abraham, Seven Mile
who played an important role and Greeniawn, it was an- lution asked Secretary General
Dag Hammarskjold to consult
in reintegrating the remnants
of European Jewry • after the .Sehaver, the Jewish Community with governments of UN mem-
Council's ghetto commemora- ber states and with specialized
UN agencies in all territories
There will be an English and where the manifestations oc-
a Yiddish speaker, and an ar- curred, including UNESCO and
tistic program in both lan- non-governmental organizations
with consultative status, for the
Samuel 'L. Schneiderman, purpose of obtaining informa-
foreign corres pondent,. world tion and suggestions relevant
traveler and le cturer, who re- to the anti-Semitic incidents,
cently returned from his latest the public reaction to the inci-
trip to Poland, author of "War- dents and measures taken to
saw Heresy," will deliver the combat them and. their causes.
keynote address in Yiddish.
The Secretary General also
Admission tic kets may be ob- was asked to transmit all such
tamed from organizations or information and suggestions, as
from the Cou ncil office, 163 they were received, to members
Madison, WO 2- 6710.
of the Subcommission.
Shneiderman began his car
reer as a foreign correspondent
and author in pre-war Poland,
S. L. SHNEIDERMAN
his native land. He was edu-
cated at the Warsaw University,
Hitler holocaust, and a colorful served
as Paris correspondent
artistic program will be fea- for a group of Polish dailies,
tured at the 17th annual city- covered the Spanish Civil War
wide commemoration of the and later wrote a two-volume
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, to be history
of that tragic prelude to
held Sunday evening, April 10,
World War IL
He has covered many of the
top, history-making news stories
of the past 25 years in Europe
and Africa—from the collapse
of the League of Nations
through the rise of the United
Nations, to which he is ac-
credited since its inception as
correspondent of Davar and
In 1940 he escaped from Nazi
occupied France and came to
the United States, acquiring
American citizenship in 1949.
In 1945 he edited the first ac-
count of the life and death of
the Warsaw Ghetto, "The Diary
of Mary Berg," since translated
Delicious into 11 languages.
In 1959 Shneiderman visited
Romania and Poland. During his
stay in Warsaw he guided Vice
President Nixon through the
Odorless ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Smokeless During this trip he completed
Tastier his - book about Poland: "The
Healthier Warsaw Heresy," hailed as "the
most outstanding book" on Po-
Members of the Detroit ghetto
Kosher mittee, in adition to Mr&
L'Pesach Schaver, are:
S. L. Shneiderman to be Yiddish
Ghetto Observance Speciker April I0
sanitary conditions. But in
these cases the authorities have
apparently made no effort to
make available bakeries owned
by the state." Last July Frol
R. Kozlov, a First Deputy Pre-
mier, disclosed that Soviet
Jews needed special permission
to bake. matzos.
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