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October 21, 1960 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-10-21

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Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News

ROME—Police officials denied in a communique_ Monday
that there was anti-Semitism in the clash Saturday in the Jewish
quarter between students and communists in the current election
campaign, but Jewish sources insisted Tuesday that the fascist-led
students had shouted_ anti-Semitic comments. About 100 stu-
dents, led by neo-fascist agitators, staged the demonstration.
The police communique blamed the clash on the fact that the
incident occurred in the Jewish quarter and added that "manifes-
tations of a racial character are absolutely excluded."
Jewish spokesmen said that the Jewish reaction to the anti-
Semitic provocation was perhaps stronger than the situation war-
ranted, but pointed out that a touchy atmosphere usually develops
in the Jewish quarter in the periods preceding elections.

of the Jews in the Soviet Union"
was reported here by Benjamin
R. Epstein, national director of
the Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith, addressing a dinner
of the Czechoslovak National
Council, which represents about
300,000 Czechs and Slovaks in
this country.
"The present Soviet regime
has not relaxed its harsh poli-
cies toward Jews, and still seeks
to isolate them, encouraging
their displacement from all ma-

Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff of Rome, who conducted a

p ersonal investigation of the election clash Saturday,

expressed the opinion Wednesday that the anti-Semitic
aspects of • the clash were incidental to the communist-
fascist conflict.



WSU Prof. to Pursue
China's Progress in Talk
After Cinema Forum

_ "The New China," a Russ
documentary narrated in
lish, and "Where is China
ing?", discussed by D
Mark, associate
professor of
political sci-
ence, Wayne
State Univer-
sity, will high-
light the next
Center Cinema
Forum "World
at Mid-Cen-
tury" program,
at 8 p.m., Sun-
day, in the
Aaron DeRoy
Theater.
Tickets a r e
available at
"The recognition of our ef- the Center.
forts to expand the cultural and Coffee will be
intellectual life of Detroit is served.
gratifying. Only through the
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark re-
linking of the university and ceived his B.A. from Vienna
interested individuals such as State College in 1920. He got a
the Borman family can this aim J.D. from the University of
be achieved. When the commu- Vienna in 1933, working on a
nity and the university work Rothschild fellowship. He joined
together, progress is achieved. WSU in 1952, previously teach-
You and your brother Al are ing at Western Reserve Univer-
doing much, and have done sity, Cleveland.
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The Chief Rabbi said that the neo-fascists and the students
shouted such phrases as "communists should be dealt with like
the dirty Jews were in the extermination camps."
Such challenges provoked an immediate reaction from
Jews in the section, some of whom tangled with the students.
Jeep-mounted police broke up the fighting.
Rabbi Toaff said that Rome Police Chief Di Silfano called
him to assure the Chief Rabbi of his determination to deal
vigorously with such incidents personally. The Chief Rabbi
said he was satisfied with the cooperative attitude of the highest
police authorities.
II Messaggero, one of Rome's leading newspapers, noted
the anti-Semitic phase of the incident and urged police rein-
forcements for protection of the -Jewish quarter, as was done
in the 1958 elections.



granted to other religious
said.
"This official policy is being group s and discriminated
implemented by a virulent and against in education and em-
widespread anti - Semitic cam- ployment."
paign in the press, which is in- A full report on the subject.
citing the public against Soviet called "Anti-Jewish Propaganda
Jews, who are being made to in the Soviet Union," will be
feel that they are living in an published by the ADL soon, he
alien courtyard." said. The report is being pre-
Epstein addressed the Council pared under the supervision of
after accepting its Jan Masaryk Arnold Forster, the League's
Award to the Anti-Defamation general counsel.
Anti-Jewish articles in the
League "for its fight against
bigotry and discrimination and centra . and provincial newspa-
SR have .increas-
its work in beh
0, according
an
ed in
democrat
tides, he
thes
to Epstein.
dom."
igion is
a
paid tribute to Thomas said, ."Judais
saryk, founder of the repub- denigrated and ied, s deri-
ic of Czechoslovakia as "one of cal and lay leaders *p p rayed
the f o r e m o s t champions of as swindlers, alcoh lics, rawl-
human rights in modern his- ers and immoralists."
This press campaign s led
tory," and to his son, Jan, "a
ckpot
constant fighter r freedom t the distribution of
pam-
• .lent anti-Se
against Nazi an C
Moscow
hlets nd hand 11
tyranny."
nitsa and
The ADL le er
e desecration
present Soviet gime
eteries and syna-
over intact
physical assaults on
t.ures of St
ividual Jews, Epstein stated.
icy toward ews, who

Prof. Wilson Opens Borman
Lecture Series Wednesday



Prof. John A. Wilson, director

of the Oriental Institute at the

University of Chicago, will be
the year's first lecturer in the
Borman Near Eastern Lecture
Series of Wayne State Univer-
sity, at 8:15' p.m. next Wednes-
day, at the McGregor Memorial
Conference Center, Hall L. His
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The afternoon lecture will be
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history department, and the
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The Borman Near Eastern
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Renewing the annual gift
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7 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS —1 Friday, October 21, 1960

Deny Anti-Semitism Caused Soviet Jews Face More Problems, ADL Leader Finds
YORK, (JTA)—"Furth- jor sectors of p u b l i c life to be officially deprived of ma-
Molesting of Jews in Rome er NEW
deterioration in the position throughout the USSR," Epstein for cultural and religious rights

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