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August 12, 1960 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-08-12

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German Court Rules Restitution
for Polish Jews in Jap Ghettos

Feinberg to Get 87 Alpha Omega Representatives a
Bnai Brith Award Israel Dental Building Dedication

West German court has issued
a ruling upholding the right of
a young woman of Polish citi-
zenship, now living in Israel, to
compensation by the Bonn gov-
ernment for confinement in a
Shanghai ghetto under Japanese
occupation during the Second
World War, the Finance Minis-
try announced here.
The ruling is significant be-
cause, in the past, West Ger-
many has recognized the claims
of only German citizens for con-
fineme•t in ghettos under
Japanese rule.
The West German court has
now accepted as proven the fact
that German diplomatic and
consular officials in Japan and
territories occupied by Japan,
were instrumental in initiating
anti-Jewish measures. About
1,000 non-German Jews have
submitted claims to the Bonn
government fOr imprisonment
in the Shanghai ghetto.
It was indicated that most
West German states will fail to
complete consideration of all
general restitution claims by
the 1962 deadline if the pro-
cessing continues at the present
rate of speed.
In a report on general resti-
tution claims by the Conference
of Jewish Material Claims
Against Germany and the Is-
rael Ministry of Finance, it was
disclosed that the West German
authorities have so far settled

will honor New York industrial-
ist Abraham Feinberg, national
head of the Israel Bonds cam-
paign and an active leader in
other Jewish causes, at its 117th
annual meeting in November.
Feinberg will receive the
Bnai Brith Presidents Medal,
highest award of the Jewish
service organization.
Former President Harry S.
Truman, a previous recipient of
the Bnai Brith
award, will be
prin ci pal
speaker at the
p r e s entation
Nov. 27 at a
banquet in
New York's
Waldorf - As-
toria, feature
public- event
of the four-
d a y Bnai
Brith meeting.
The Bnai
Brith award,
given "for dis-
and enduring
of a humanitarian nature" was
presented at the last two an-
nual meetings of the organiza-
tion to elder statesmen Bernard
Baruch and General David Sar-
noff of the Radio Corporation
of America.
In addition, last year it was
also awarded to Prime Minister
Ben-Gurion of Israel during Bnai
Brith's triennial convention in
that country, and to President
Eisenhower in a special White
House ceremony. Truman was
similarly honored at his 75th
birthday celebration in Kansas

Dingell, Machrowicz
Repudiate Appeals
to Racial Prejudice

In a joint statement com-
menting on the results of the
Primary election, Congressmen
John D. Dingell and Thaddeus
M. Machrowicz denied that the
results were determined by ap-
peals to prejudice. They said
they campaigned on their lib-
eral records and stated:
"It has come to our attention
that public interest attendant
on the recent primary elections
in the First and Fifteenth Dis-
tricts of Michigan may have
been interpreted by some to
mean that the decision of the
people was in some part de-
termined upon appeals to prej-
udice. Nothing is further from
the truth. We, at all times, cam-
paigned on our respective lib-
eral records and important is-
sues affecting our districts and
country. A careful analysis of
the election returns precinct
by precinct proves that the
people of the First and Fif-
teenth Districts rejected ap-
peals to narrow prejudice both
uniformly and overwhelmiiigly.
We hope that the statistics of
the primary elections in our
respective districts will be prop-
erly interpreted. They prove
conclusively that the people of
Detroit believe in and practice
the high ideal of democracy
and that race and other extra-
neous considerations are not
determinant as to who shall be
elected to public office."

Pole. Is Sentenced
for Desecrating
Jewish Cemetery

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

LONDON.—A 23-year-old Pole
has been sentenced to two years'
imprisonment for desecrating
a Jewish cemetery at a former
concentration camp, according to
a dispatch received here Tuesday
from Lublin, Poland.
The man, Zygmunt Bochinski,
was convicted of digging up
graves in the Sobiror concentra-
tion camp, where thousands of
Jews were slain during World
War II. Bochinski and three
companions were caught in the
act of desecration, Polish police
told the court. The men told po-
lice they were looking for gold
and other valuables they believed
hidden in the graves.

only about 40 percent of all
outstanding claims.
The Bonn government has
paid out, according to the re-
port. 7,000,000,000 deutsche-
marks ($1,750,000,000) out of
an estimated total of 17,000,-
000,000 deutschemarks in
claims. A total of 2,700,000
claims have been submitted by
victims of the Nazis. Israeli
citizens have received about
1,000,000,000 deuts chemarks
($250,000,000) of the 7,000,000,-
000 marks 'paid out.
(The East German govern-
ment has refused to recognize
any obligation to compensate
Jewish victims of Nazism and
has paid no reparations or res-

GOP Leader
Fights Gubow's
Anti-Bias Ban

It has become apparent that
the controversy over the ruling
of Corporation and Securities
Commissioner Lawrence Gubow
against bias among real estate
brokers and salesmen in the
Grosse Pointe area is far from
Gubow has declared emphat-
ically that he will not revise
the rule, and he has the back-
ing of Governor Williams and
Lieutenant Governor Swainson.
Leading in the battle against
the Gubow ruling is Norman 0.
Stockmeyer, president of the
Michigan Real Estate Associa-
tion, who is the Wayne County
Republican chairman. Stock-
meyer has been putting pressure
on a legislative committee in
Lansing to crack Gubow's rule
which becomes effective Sun-
The committee, headed by
Harry J. Phillips, Republican
leader of Port Huron adopted a
resolution of "disapproval" of
Gubow's rule.
The regulation echoes Stock-
meyer's claim that Gubow seeks
to regulate individual property
owners. Stockmeyer said his
organization feels that property
owners should have the right
to define in advance "without
limitaton" the buyers with
which real estate brokers may

E. D. Shapiro Named
Law Education Head

E. Donald Shapiro has been
named the first director of the
University o f Michigan a n d
Wayne State University Insti-
tute of Continuing Legal Edu-
cation. Shapiro also will be on
the U-M law school faculty.
Previously a professor at De-
troit College of Law, Shapiro
directed a Young Lawyers Sem-
inar and has edited a three-
volume "Michigan Basic Prac-
tice Series" for the Institute,
which was established by U-M,
Wayne State, and the State Bar
of Michigan in January, 1960,
and operates on a self-sustain-
ing basis.
Shapiro was born Nov. 1,
1931, in York, Pa. He graduated
summa cum laude from Dickin-
son College (Carlisle, Pa.) in
1953, and received his bachelor
of laws degree at Harvard Law
School in 1956.
Winner of numerous aca-
demic honors at Dickinson, he
was named "National Under-
graduate of the Year" by Phi
Epsilon Pi fraternity in 1953
and received a national gradu-
ate school honor scholarship
from Omicron Delta Kappa, na-
tional leadership honorary fra-
ternity. A Phi Beta Kappa, he
served as president of Tau
Kappa Alpha forensic society in
his senior year.
In 1952, Shapiro attended the
Sorbo•ne in Paris.
At Harvard, he worked for
the Legislative Research Bur-
eau, the Law School Forum,
and the Law School Record.

Rabbi J. Hoberman
Appeals for Help
for Ailing Scholar

Rabbi Jacob Hoberman, of
17377 Indiana, announced this
week that he has undertaken
to assist Rabbi Israel Halpern,
of Israel, who has suffered a
paralytic stroke, by distributing
the latter's book, "Hemdat
Yisrael al Hamishe Humshei
Rabbi Hoberman makes an
urgent appeal in behalf of the
Israeli rabbi and urges that
purchases of the book should
be made to him or by mailing
checks directly to Rabbi Hal-
pern's wife, Mrs. Cha nna Hal-
pern, Rehov Mel•zet 45, Tel
Aviv, Israel.
Checks are to be made pay-
able to Rabbi Halpern.
According to Rabbi Hober-
man, Rabbi Halpern suffered
his stroke while in Detroit in
1953, but was enabled to re-
turn to his home in Israel
accompanied by a friend.


Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

JERUSALEM. — Eighty-seven members of Alpha Omega
fraternity, an organization consisting of American Jewish
dentists, Tuesday attended the cornerstone laying ceremony of
a new building which will form part of the Hebrew University
— Hadassah School of Dentistry here.
The American dentists were headed by the president of
their fraternity, Dr. Michael Frost. The building, to be com-
pleted in 1962, is named after Maurice Levine.



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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
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