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2nd Great Week
Rescuer of 60,000 Jews, Dies at 61
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Dr. Silver Claims Agency Shift
Will Open Opport unities to Zionists
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The world. I am also thinking of
recent reorganization in the. the historic function of the
JeWish Agency system of the movement which was to give
disbursement of funds which positive direction and leader-
are raised in the United States ship to all the constructive
for work in Israel offers the forces within the Jewish corn-
Zionist movement in this munity everywhere.
country "a. great _ opportunity
"The freer the Zionist move-
now to come into its own," Dr. ment will become, the more
Abba Hillel Silver declared at
successful it will be in the per-
a Zionist Organization dinner
formance of these vital tasks
at the Essex House.
which will continue for genera-
"The Jewish Agency must tions to come, many of them
now, in view of what has hap- indefinitely,"' Dr. Silver
pened here, become increasing- stressed.
ly a body charged, almost ex-
"The movement will now be
clusively, with fiscal tasks and
responsibilities," Dr. Silver de- able to rally to it all those
clared. "In a real sense, it must forces which are completely
become a Joint Distribution committed to its program. It
Committee for Israel. All other will not have to make conces-
functions must now revert back sions to other groups who are
to where they, legitimately be- not prePared to go along with
long, to where they have be- it on its total program in the
longed ever since its inception fond hope that they will then
go along with it on a limited
—the Zionist Movement.
"I am referring to such vital economic program for the bene-
activities as education, the dis- fit of Israel. It will no longer
semination of Hebrew culture, be found necessary, it never
the revival of interest in the really was — to sacrifice the
Hebrew language and litera- organization and the movement
ture, an active propaganda to the interest of fund-raising
among Jews and non-Jews to strategies," he said.
maintain a favorable climate of
The American Zionist leader
public opinion for the young emphasized that the opportun-
state, and whatever action will ity now created for the Zionist
be found necessary from time movement. "to come into its
to time and whatever mobiliza- own" is predicated upon the
tion of forces to defend the "wholehearted support" of the
political security of the State government of Israel and its
"I am thinking of programs
"There must be an end to the
for increasing the channels of deliberate devaluation of the
communication between Israel Zionist movement on the part
and the Jews throughout the of those who today speak for
the state .of Israel. All defini-
tion-mongering and, the favorite
pastime . of separating the so-
called sheep from the goats,
those who settle in Israel, and
those who do not, must cease.
The World Zionist Movement
must be given the prestige and
the authority without which it
cannot function or can function
only partially and haltingly,"
Dr. Silver stated.
Assembly on May 17
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Lawrence W.. Crohn, presi-
dent of the- Jewish Community
Council, announces that the sea-
son's .concluding, delegate as-
sembly will convene. May 17, at
the Esther Berman-. Branch of
the United Hebrew . Schools.
The agenda wil1 Include a
summary. of the season's actiy-
We's and election of council of-
ficers for 1960-61.
staaisi usiAiar ii
Dr. Felix Kersten, who be- mented by a distinct honor
came famous as the personal accorded hith when he was
therapist of Gestapo chief awarded, in 1950, the Netlier-
Heinrich Himmler, and who lands' Grand Officer's , Cross
was credited by the World for war-time services to the
Jewish Congress with . rescuing Dutch people, by Prince
60,000 Jews, . died in Hamm, Bernhard.
Germany, April 16. He was 61
Dr. Kersten emerged as one
of the most interesting person-
Dr. Kersten died of a heart alities in World War - II. It was
attack while visiting a hospi- through his influence, in 1941,
that. the planned Nazi trans-
portation of 3,000,000 Dutch to
In his autobiography, ("The Polish Galicia and the Ukraine,
Kersten Memoirs," published and to certain death, was
by Macmillan Co.) which was stopped. He r es cued Nor-
reviewed at lerigth in The Jew- wegian, Dutch, French, Belgian
ish News Commentary, May 17, and Danish war prisoners and
1957, Dr. Kersten - exposed the
persuaded Himmler to halt the
late Count Folke Bernadotte extermination of imprisoned in
as having received undeserved Nazi concentration camps at
credit for rescuing Jews from
the approach of the Allied
the Nazis. "The K e r sten forces.
Memoirs," published by Mac-
He is credited also with hav-
millan, contain serious accusa-
ing prevented the deportation
tions against Bernadotte. At the of Finnish Jews by the Nazis.
same time, they reveal the im-
He was a Bait, born in
portant role Dr. Kersten played
Estonia. He fought with the
in influencing Himinler to Finns against Soviet Russia in
negotiate for the saving of 1918 and became a Finnish
citizen in 1920. He moved to
The fact that the World Stockholm, Sweden, in 1943,
Jewish Congress acknowl- and became a Swedish citizen
edged Dr. Kersten's services in 1953 after a stormy debate
and credited .him with rescue in the Riksdag, the Swedish
accomplishments was supple- Parliament.
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