A Digest of World Jewish Happenings, from
Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Other
LONDON — The Financial Times reports that work will
begin in the fall on an underwater oil pipeline from oil instal-
lations in Haifa Bay to an anchorage at sea, to service the
largest tankers now afloat . . . Assurance was given in the
House of Commons by R. A. Allan, Joint Parliamentary Under-
secretary for Foreign Affairs, that Britain will consult with the
United States in an effort to improve public availability of
records of former members of the Nazi party, now impounded
on U. S. orders in the West Berlin Nazi Archives Center . . .
Putting - -aside its normal attention to theological issues, the
Conference of Anglo-Jewish 'Ministers and Preachers put on
record a vigorous denunciation of the Union of South Africa's
apartheid policy. . . Israel's second submarine, the 800-ton
Rahav, the former British submarine Sanguine, which was
acquired from Britain two years ago, fully armed with 12 tor-
pedoes, carrying a full complement of 56 officers and enlisted
men, sailed Friday from the British submarine base HMS
Dolphin under the command of Lt. Cmdr. Hadar Kimche, 31,
"ready for action" after completion of training of crew and
testing of undersea craft . .
BONN—After discussing Jewish demands for restitution for
losses under Nazi rule with Austrian leaders in Vienna, Dr.
Nahum Goldmann met with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and
President Heinrich Luebke of West Germany to discuss indemni;
fication legislation . . . France and West Germany are reported
to have reached a "basic agreement" indemnification of French
citizens who were persecuted by the Nazis . . .
BAYREUTH, Germany—August Meier, former Nazi storm
trooper, who served one prison term and was rearrested on
charges of complicity in the murder of Jews and other East
Europeans during the war, committed suicide by hanging in
the local prison . . .
STUTTGART — Figures compiled by the Evangelical Aid
Society show that 8,500 of the 30,491 Jews who lived in this
south German province of Baden-Wurttemberg at the time of
Hitler's ascent to power were exterminated by the Nazis and
of the 21,500 who escaped 701 Jews returned to this province
from concentration camps . . .
VIENNA—Mayor Franz Jonas unveiled a memorial tablet
on Theodor Herzl House, now the communal house for Zionist
groups and institutions, and Dr. Nahum Goldmann commemo-
rated Herzl's role as a contributor to the cultural life of
Austria . .
PARIS—Dr. Heinz Wolf, Frankfurt prosecutor, announced
plans for "the two greatest trials in history" against Nazi killers
of Jews in concentration camps, and declared that "perhaps
more important from the historical point of view" of the trial
of the Auschwitz killers would be the case against Adolf Eich-
m.ann, Herman Krumay, Otto Huntsche "and others of the same
For the last two weeks, it
was ascertained prior to pro-
gram time, CBS-TV has been
receiving letter from individ-
uals, many of them identifying
themselves as "members of the
Steuben Society," principal or-
ganization of Americans of Ger-
man descent in this country.
Many of the letters protested
against a program which deals
with "alleged Nazi atrocities."
Many others, according to Ser-
ling, included "outright anti-
"The letters," said Serling,
doubt about what happened in
the Warsaw Ghetto." The net-
work spokesman said that, prior
to the receipt of the letters,
Serling had been asked to
change the word "German" in
the script to the word "Nazi."
"We did so," the network
spokesman said, "on the valid
theory that not all Germans
were Nazis, just as not all
Frenchmen were collaborators
or all Norwegians were quis-
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German Court Orders
Confiscation of Book
Glorifying Nazi Regime
KARLSRUHE, (JTA) — The
Federal Supreme Court has or-
dered confiscation of a book
on charge it glorified the Nazi
regime, fined the publisher
and gave a suspended prison
sentence to the author.
The book, "People Without
Leadership," was ruled "trea-
sonous to democratic order."
Publisher Leonhard Schleuter,
who served for two weeks in
1955 as Minister of Education
in Lower Saxony, was fined
1,200 marks, Author Herbert
Grabert was given a nine-month
prison term and the sentence
was suspended for three years.
Grabert also is the editor of
the "G e r m a n High School
Teachers Periodical," which is
published in Tubingen and dis-
tributed to former Nazi teach-
ers. Grabert asserted in the
last issue of the periodical that
from 1942 to 1944 "a conspiracy
circle of 100 behind Hitler's
back had murdered 350,000 to
500,000 Jews." The aim of the
alleged conspiracy's killings, he
asserted, was "to destroy Ger-
many by discrediting National
Socialism in the eyes of the
TEL AVIV — A special delegation headed by Minister world and to establish the State
Without Portfolia Abba Eban and Brig. Gen. Meir Zorea for of Israel."
Buenos Aires, to participate in the 150th anniversary celebra-
tion of Argentine independence, in a special El Al plane making
the first direct flight from Israel to Argentina . .. The World
Association of Austrian Jews issued a statement charging that
the Anstrian government had failed to pass legislation to in-
demnify victims of the Nazi regime in Austria despite repeated
assurances to do so . . .
JERUSALEM — A medallion honoring Simon Bar Kochba,
leader of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 132 CE, will
be struck by the Israel government, on a proposal by Preniier
Ben-Gurion, to mark the archaeological discovery of the Bar
Kochba letters in the Judean Desert . . . Meir Grossman, mem-
ber of the Jewish Agency of the huge National Convention
Center here—Binyanei Ha-Uma—has been completed and the
main hall, seating 3,000, is now fully equipped with air condi-
tioning and latest electronic devices . . . Final technical prepa-
rations for the construction of the Haifa shipyard, in which
Netherlands shipyard experts will assist, have been completed
and bids will be issued to local contractors within two months.
. The remains of Rabbi Hayim Yosef Davod Azulai, known
as HYDA, 18th century author, traveler and father of modern
Hebrew bibliography, were reinterred after being flown here
from Italy . . The Jerusalem municipality's finance committee
has set a development budget of 7,500,000 Israeli pounds for
construction of classrooms and renovation of schools . .
"speak of 'alleged German
atrocities,' as if there were any
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica—Joshua N: Shai, Israel's new Am-
bassador to Costa Rica, presented • his credentials to •President
Mario Echandi Jimenez . . .
RIO. de JANEIRO—Israel's Ambassador Yosef Tekoah pro-
tested strongly to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry against anti-
Israel "hatred and racial insults" spread by • United Arab Re-
public's deputy foreign minister, Hussein Z. Sabri who purport-
edly came here on a "goodwill" mission after visiting several
other Latin American countries, and who told newspapermen
that Nasser would never meet Ben-Gurion because recognition
of Israel is "unacceptable to us" . . .
MEXICO CITY — Israel's new Ambassador to Mexico,
Mordechai Schneerson, presented his credentials to Mexico's
Foreign Minister Manuel Tello.
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WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Agriculture
announced that basic research on cotton will be done for the
department by an Israeli research unit at the Israeli Ministry
of Commerce and Industry institute for fibers and forest prod-
ucts . . . A farewell luncheon was tendered by Undersecretary
of State Loy W. Henderson to Israel's Minister in Washington,
Yaacov Herzog, on the eve of his departure to became Israel's
Ambassador to Canada . . .
NEW YORK — The Israel Office of Information has pub-
lished a 187-page factual history of the rebirth of Israel under
the title "Israel's Struggle for Peace" . .. The impact of anti-
Semitism on the Western World was discussed by 250 social
scientists, educators and communal leaders, at the annual meet-
ing of the Conference on Jewish Social Studies .
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A 90-
minute television program doc-
umenting the 1943 uprising of
the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto,
broadcast nationally over the
CBS-TV network, has drawn
hundreds of protes..s from Ger-
man Americans, who abject to
"reawakening of old racial an-
tagonisms," a spokesman for
CBS-TV reported, but the pro-
gram "went on as produced on
The show, "In the Presence
of Mine Enemies," was written
by one of television's outstand-
ing playwrights, Rod Serling.
It starred famous American
actors, includin g. Charles
Laughton, Arthur Kennedy, Su-
san Kohner and Oscar Homolka.
"Mine Enemies" has been a
source of contention for up-
ward of 18 months. Serling
originally wrote the program
for production last year, but
sponsors vetoed it as "too con-
troversial." As aired, "Mine
Enemies" told the story of a
heroic rabbi, played by Laugh-
ton, and depicted both the
tragedy and the heroism of the
Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto
who fought the Nazis, knowing
that most of them were in
effect committing suicide.
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Germans in U.S. Protest TV Show on Warsaw Ghetto