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June 10, 1960 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-06-10

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Eisenhower Orders Justice Dent. Probe Into
Neo-Nctzi Activities of U.S.
rm Troopers

Jewish WarVeterans Bring

Complaint toWhite House ;

Senators Also Take Action


JTA Washington Correspondent

President Eisenhower
Tuesday asked Attorney General Rogers to look
into neo-Nazi activities in the Washington, D.C.,
The President acted as a result of a long
talk with leaders of the Jewish War Veterans.
National JWV Commander Bernard Abrams,
of Jersey City, N. J., and National Executive
Director Joseph F: Barr, of Washington, called
at the White House. In their presence, the Presi-
dent issued instructions to an aide that the
Attorney General be advised of the concern of
the White House over the increasing neo-Nazi
nuisance. The Justice 'Department is --currently
considering whether to place.. Lincoln Rockwell's
"American Nazi Party" on the Attorney Gen-
eral's list of subversive organizations.
The White House asked the Juitice Depart-
ment . to investigate the Nazi activities here,
with a view to determining whether finding of
subversion should be made. .
The JWV leader asked Eisenhower to con-
vene a White House conference of civic and
veterans leaders to consider the neO-Nazi: prob-
lem. They said that subersive neo-Nazi activities
had emerged in Washington "in the very shadow
of the Capitol Building. They expressed .dismay
that a member of the Marine Corps is permitted
to participate in the local Nazi group.
The Marine Corps indicated this week it
had been advised by the Department of Justice
that affiliation of Marines with neo-Nazi groups
was not illegal.
That was the latest development growing
out of the disclostire at a hectic Memorial Day
rally staged by Rockwell's American Nazi, party
that a Marine stationed at the nearby Quantico
Marine base was one of his estimated 24 "storm-
The Marine was - arrested by military police
on Memorial Day on charges of aiding Rockwell
hi the staging of an arithlewish rally here.
Hundreds of tourists were involved in a near-
riot, sparked by a verbal attack and threatening
gestures by the "storm-troopers'' while Rock-
well sought to incite his auditors .against Jews
over a powerful public address system. -
The Marine was freed after an investigation
which showed, according to Corps antlforitieS,
that there had not been any violation of either
Marine Corps regulations "or the universal
code of military justice." .
Two powerful Senators moved into the situ-
ation. Sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts,
ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Serv-
ice's Committee, indicated he had asked the
Marine Corps commandant for a full report;
The office of Senate Majority cLep4er Lyndon
B. Johnion, Texas Deniocrat,.4.so as studying
the participation of the Mar. -6 in Rockwell's
activities. Sen. Johnson also is a member of
the Armed Services Committee.
. Continued on Page 8





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J u ne 10, 1960

Israel Won't Give Up Eichmann;
Jerusalem Is Selected For Trial;
rgentina Demands Extradition

Direct JTA Teletype Wires to the Jewish News .

BUENOS AIRES.—Argentina Wednesday demanded the extradition of arch Nazi
criminal Adolph Eichmann and threatened to take the case to the United Nations unless
Israel returned the "kidnapped" fiend who master-minded the mass murder of 6,000,000
JeWs. It was stated here that after returning .Eichrnann Israel can find a way of getting
him back for trial under international law. -
This country's Ambassador to Israel, Rudolf° Garcia Aries, was ordered to return
to Argentina v.nd Israel's Ambassador Arie Levavi may be asked to- go home.
Earlier in the week; Argentina's Foreign Minister Diogene Taboada published Is-
rael's reply denying that the Nazi murderer had been kidnaped by Israeli secret agents.
Israel's note said that Eichmann agreed Voluntarily to leave Argentina with a group of
Jewish volunteers for Israel to stand trial there.
. In making public the text of Israel's reply to Argentina's request for a formal
statement, the Foreign Minister here did. not indicate whether • Argentina had accepted
Israel's statement as satisfactory. He did say olat Israel had not given the legal justifica-
tion for the act.
(From Jerusalem it was reported that the Argentine government had accepted part
of the Israel government's reply explaining how Eichrnann came into Israel custody, but
that Argentina was displeased by Israel's remark that many Nazi leaders had found ref-
uge in Argentina and were still hiding there.)
Israel's reply was considered here as definite notice that under no circumstances
would Eichmann be returned to Argentina. The Israel government emphasized in its reply
that "in case the group of Jewish volunteers" who found Eichmann "have violated the
Argentine -sovereign - rights, the Israel government wishes to express its regrets in this
respect." - •. - - -
The note also said that the government of Israel "entertains the full certainty that
the Argentine government will show understanding" for the act on moral grounds be-
cause Eichmarin carried the responsibility for the murder of millions of Jews.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry published the text of the Israel-government note in
which Israel listed -the hiStorical background of the search for the man who implemented
the Nazi decision to exterminate European Jewry. and said that an Israel group found
Eichmann . in Argentina and asked if he would give himself up voluntarily for judgment
in Israel. - - ga
The Israel note- said that the Jewish volunteers gave
ve Eichmann .24 hours to decide
and that on the next - day he expressed hiS willingness to go - to- Israel. The note said that
the volunteers, with Eichmann's full agreement, took him from Argentina. The note quoted
a handwritten letter from Eichniann to the • effect that "I state . voluntarily, since _my real
identity is already known, ,that. I am disposed• to travel to Israel to present myself before a
tribunal: I. will explain the details of my last years of activity in Germany for the knoWl-
edge of future generations. I freely make this statement, not having been promised any-
thing nor threatened. I. ask cooperation in gathering the documents and the facts." Signed
Adolf Eichmann, Buenos Aires, May, 1960. - • .
(Israel's Foreign Minister Golda Meir, who - was here Tuesday to address the Israel
Bond dinner, - declared that Eichmann "was caught by Israel and. will be tried by Israel and
nowhere else. " She added that "he'll get a f air trial.. He can have any counsel he wants.
But justice will be meted - out by Israeli judges in Israel. Anyone who has a sense of justice
will understand it.'? . _ _
(Mrs. Meir posed the question: "Why so much interest in the mechanical details of
the case ---:how he was caught and why he was brought- to Israel?" "The drama," she said,
"is not ;how he was brought to trial, but why, after hb crimes, he managed for 15 years to
receive asylum in many lands and no one was sufficiently interested to bring him to justice.
Continued on Page 40

Wekome; Israel Bond

Israel's Foreign Minister Golda Meir (third from
right in photo) was given a rousing welcome
Tuesday evening by an audience of more than
600, at the Israel Bond dinner at Hotel Stotler - -
Hilton. The Detroit Israel Bond sales reached the
$700,000 mark for the current year, as a result
of an additional $170,000 pUrchased at the din-
ner. Participants in the dinner program included
(from the left) David S. Tesher, Israel's Consul
General for 13 Midwestern states; ,David Safran,
who.was installed as the new Detroit Israel Bond
chairman; Mrs. Joseph Katchke and Mrs. Max
Stollman, co-chairmen of the Women's Division,
and Torn Borman, retiring local Bond chairman.

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