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March 17, 1961 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-17

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, March 17, 1961 — a

Robert Frost
Gifts of $1,155,000
Artistic Observance Announced
Start Reform Drive
Lectures on U.S. for Warsaw Ghetto Memorial
MIAMI BEACH—Contributions
Emma Schaver, whose interpre- Zionist Congresses on a single amounting to .$1,155,000 from
On Israel Trip
tation of the ghetto mood- in song ticket of all Zionist parties up

American poet Robert Frost
is now in Israel, where he is
giving a series of lectures on
American culture and civiliza-
tion at the Hebrew University
in Jerusalem, in a post estab-
lished by Samuel Paley, Phila-
delphia philanthropist.
At a luncheon tendered Frost
in New York City by the Amer-
ican Friends of the Hebrew
University prior to his depart-
ure, Daniel G. Ross, chairman
of the board, expressed the
organization's profound satis-
faction over Frost's visit. "We,
who are dedicated to a program
of cultural interaction between

ROBERT FROST

our American civilization and
the flowering new civilization
of Israel, see in Robert Frost's
visit to the Hebrew University
the concrete expression of this
idea," he said, "We also see in
it a reflection of Israel's • quest
for excellence of mind and
spirit."
At the same time, Charles
E. Feinberg of Detroit, well-
known collector of materials
on Walt Whitman and other
subjects, presented a first
edition of Frost's "North of
Boston," to be added to the
Robert Frost Collection at
the Hebrew University.
'In his hincheon r em ark
Frost said he was "going t
make a beeline" to the sou
of much of the human cu re
of the past 2,000 years.
fer-
ing to language, the al abet,
and the Bible, "from w ch so
much .of our own lite ure is
made," he declared: Right
there, that was the be ning of
it all."
Later, at a press
nference,
he remarked hum usly: "I
look on Israel as a American
colony," explaining: `They all
speak English there. hey have
so much of the Am
an spirit.
They have many, m
things
in common with us— re than
anybody else."
Asked whether he
emphasize any particular a
of American culture in his
lectures, the poet replied:
"I never know , what I am
going to do in advance. I
need the pressure of the
moment to be drawn into a
discussion. The Lord will pro-
vide. I will say all sorts of
things to the Israeli stu-
dents," he s a i d. "I will
rumple their brains fondly,
instead of their hair."
Taking note of the trip, Pres-
ident Kennedy — who invited
Frost to read one of his poems
at the recent presidential in-
auguration—sent a message to
the poet declaring himself
"delighted" at his lectureship
in Israel and adding: I know
that your visit- will provide the
people of Israel with a rare
cultural opportunity. I wish you
all success your .journey "

has won international acclaim,
and Shamai Rosenblum, Yiddish
dramatic artist, will 'be featured
in the artistic portion of the 18th
annual Warsaw
Ghetto Upris-
ing commemo-
ration, 8
p.m., March
26, in the
Jewish Center,
18100 Meyers,
it was announc-
ed by Mrs. Mor-
ris Adler, chair-
man, and Abe
Friedman, co-
chairman of the
comm emora-
tion committee. Rosenblum
In addition to actual Ghetto
survivors and a 'special candle-
lighting ceremony, the program
will feature an address in English
by Dr. Robert Serebrenik, for-
merly Grand Rabbi of Luxe
bourg,, who personally negoti d
with Eichmann in: an eff
to"
save Jewish lives.
Mrs. Schaver, who in duced
songs of the ghetto to
erican,
Israeli, and other
diences
throughout the world, rsonally
visited the DP camps s tly after
VE Day as a member f a cul-
tural delegation, under e spon-
sorship of the World Je h Con-
gress and UNRRA.
Rebecca Frohman, cone
anist, will accompany the guest
artists at the piano.
Rosenblum, an outstanding Yid-
dish dramatic actor from Israel,
recently arrived in the United
States'. He spent the war years in
the ghetto of Lodz and in German
concentration camps. He made
numerous appearances in the DP
camps and in the West European
capitals after his
American troops from
a concen-
from
by
tration. camp in Austria. After
settling in Israel, his readings
were broadcast by Kol Israel, the
national Israeli radio station. His
recording of "Yizkor," a memo-
rial tribute to the six million
Jews who perished under the
Nazis," and of Sholem Aleichem
works have beco
sellers
in Israel.
by
Nazis,
Rosenb
recitations,
mit-
ted
ory, have move
di-
en
n many parts of the U ed
s.
Dr. Serebrenik, w
o-
ciated with the
sh
Congress, was a
ig-
ure in Euro
les,
particularly
and
Zionist mov
After
uxem-
bourg h
ome e main
cent
smigr on from
d oth
countries
• he N s, Dr. Sere-
ik,
ks t
is exception-
good relat . ship with the
bourg overnment, ob-
perm' of residence for
ousa s who were seek-
their lives. He re-
his post even after
i invasion, and con-
to organize and to guide
evacuation of his commu-
nity to the West and overseas.
In 1940 he prevented the whole-
sale deportation of the Jewish
community i n Luxembourg,
which was scheduled to take
place on Yom Kippur. After
making the dangerous trip to
Berlin, Dr. Serebrenik went to
Gestapo headquarters to bar-
gain personally for the life of
his community with Eichmann,
Hauptreferent fuer Judenfragen
in Gesamtreich, head of the De-
partment for Jewish Affairs of
the Gestapo and of the- "Eich-
mann Special Operations Unit,"
which carried out the physical
destruction of the Jews in. what
was called "the final solution
of the Jewish problem."
Rabbi Serebrenik, founder of
the Luxembourg Mizrachi and
honorary president of the Zion-
ist Organization in Luxembourg,
Was 'elected' 'delegate - the

to the year 1939. He was a
member of the Central Commit-
tee of the Alliance Israelite
Universelle, of Hicem, and.
other Jewish cultural and social
organizations.
Mrs. Adler urged that organi-
zations and individuals plan to
join with Jewish communities
throughout the world by attend-
ing the Detroit Commemoration
Program. Tickets may be ob-
tained from organizations or
from the Jewish Community
Colin c i 1, 163 Madison, WO.
2-6710.
Committee members planning
the 18th annual commemo-
ration, in addition to emp-
ner and Mrs.
are:
e
Friedman,
• Morn
Becker
old Berke, Joseph
Be
ein, Charles E. Feinberg,
. Morris Friedman Max
ridman, Norma
Gitler
Movsas Goldofta
she Haa
Dr. S marya
man,
Samue Kro
arnin
Laikin
al-
Jac
amud,
ar
Mrs.
Mic a
m m a
Schaver,
Schav ,
o rris
dwin Shif-
Meye Schneide
rin,
vid Si
, Wolf Snyder
and Georg
eltzer.

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