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April 07, 1961 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-04-07

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Dr. Neumann Foresees Possibility

U.N. Establishes Bure au to Speed Restitution to Victims of Nazism

to Merge All General Zionist Groups

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.
(JTA) — A special bureau to
process applications for indemni-
fication by certain persons who
were victims of Nazism during
World War II- has been estab-
lished by the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees,
it was announced officially here.
The UN High Commissioner
for Refugees, Felix Schnyder, has

appointed a Swiss citizen, Ernest
Schlatter, to head the new in-
demnification section.
Schlatter will administer a spe-
cial fund of 45,000,000 deutsche-
marks (about $11,000,000) "to
provide assistance to national
persecutees, other than those who
already have a claim under ,the
German Indemnification Law,"
Schnyder's announcement stated.
"In order to qualify f
ments," sai
sioner,"
erson mu have been
a ref
e on October 1, 1953, re-
gar ess of his present
d ce.
"In order
ments," sai
is-
sioner, "a r
a
en
refugee
ober 1, 1
, re-
dless
his present resid
if, in the mean •
has
lo •y returning
to his ome country or by ac-
quiring a new nationality. Sur-
viving dependents of persons
who have died a result of
(Nazi) persecution may also
qualify under certain conditions."
Applications for indemnifica-
tion under this program must be
ed at the office of the High

The possibility of forming a result of the unity achieved in
single, worldwide union embrac- Israel, moves are already on
ing all groups of General Zion- foot in various countries, to heal
ists everywhere, will be consid- long-standing rifts on the local
ered at a plenary session of the level which had been caused by
executive • of the World Confed- the original split between Pro-
eration of General Zionists, to be gressives and General Zionists,
held in Israel next month, it wag thirteen years ago.
announced by Dr. Emanuel Neu-
mann, president of the Confed-
-eration.
The proposed world union
would replace or include the two
rival confederations now in exis-
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
is aimed at discrediting and di-
lence, as well as organizations of
1961, Jewish Telegraphic viding NATO.
General Zionists not hitherto al- , (Copyright, Agency,
Inc.)
A devoted associate of Gem
filiated with either.
WASHINGTON — A German
Dr. Neumann stated that the general who sought freedom for Alfred Jodl, hanged at Nurem
subject of global unification will Nazi war criminals will arrive berg for war crimes, Heusinger
be given top priority on the here soon as chairman of the termed Jodl "a thoroughly de-
agenda. "Nothing,” he declared•, permanent military committee of cent man."
In 1952, according to the
"is more urgent or important the North Atlantic Treaty Or-
than re-establishing unity and ganization (NATO), bringing an files of the New York Times
harmonious cooperation among impending storm of controversy. and other authoritative re-
ports, Heusinger adhered to
General Zionists throughout the
He is General Adolf Heus- a- view that "it will be im-
world" — adding that their frag
mentation and mutual rivalries inger, who, as chief of opera- possible to recruit desirable
left their mark on the last Zion- tions of the German high com- officers for. West German
ist Congress and are harmful to mand, personally planned mili- military contingents Unless a
the Zionist movement as a whole. tary agressi and facilitated the substantial number Of war
spr terror across criminals are released from
Dr. Neumann has announced, urope. He
injured, along Allied jails." As a, result of
that if the unity program is -ap- with Adolf Hit r, in the July such pleklIng for convicte
Dan Frohman Chorus
proved by- his Confederation, he 20, 19 4, bo
plot by anti- Nazi criminals, a nes
will initiate negotiations with the Nazi o icers.
e plotters were followed, and Nazi• ent Mumford High, Apr. 30
Goldstein - Halprin group during
, whi
Heusinger con- free far before comp oai of
the forthcoming session of th
aithf
to serve Hitler. sentences.
Zionist. AAions Coittee
ent
ennedy has re-, Charles W. Thayer, a U. S.
Jerusalepi, scheduled or
from individuals military government official in
26.
Germany, in a book, "The Un-
It
reliably re
is eagerly exploiting quiet Gernians," exposed the
-.Nah Goldmanri
ors
that a leading Hitlerite role of Heusinger and others.
sue
global unifi
will
will be—according to
Heusinger brought secret
take n active par
se nego-
New York Times—"at the pressure on John J. McCloy,
tiati s.
eart of Atlantic Pact plan- then U. S. High Commissioner,
It
also "reported that a ning." Communist propaganda -to commute
sentences of such
notorious Nazis as S.S. General
Otto Ohlendorf, -whose extermi-
nation squad murdered 90,000
Jews in Eastern Europe, per-
sonally issuing the orders.
McCloy, referring to Ohlen-
dorf and his cohorts, said: "The
enormity of the crimes for
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can authorities that "if the
Trisoners at Landsberg were
hanged, Germany as an
armed ally_ against the East
was an illusion."

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Heusinger's own . book, "Be-
fehl im Widerstreit," .defends
the "honor" and "dignity" of
the_ German• army that served
under Hitler.
The Jewish War Veterans of
the U.S.A. has noted a tendency
to sweep the era of- Nazism
"under the carpet of history."
JWV is continuing to fight for
action against Martin Unrein,
another German general, who
is now employed by the U.S.
government as a supervisor of
civilian labor in Germany. Un-
rein's employment is continued
despite his recent remarks -
slurring the Jewish victims of
the Hitler regime.

Beigin Says, "No" to
Arab-Israel Mediation

TEL AVIV, (JTA) — The an-
nual convention of the Herut

party opened here with a speech
by Menahem Beigin, leader of
the party, who emphasized that
he would oppose any proposal
for mediation by a foreign power
of the Arab-Israel dispute: indi-
cating that he. is for direct Arab-
Israel peace talks. More than 600
delegates and 2,000' guests, in-
cluding • members of the diplo-
matic corps attended the opening
session of the convention.
Turning to domestic affairs,
Beigin said that his party would
welcome a decision admitting
Herut's trade union affiliate into
Histadrut, Israel's labor federa-
tion, as a "national workers sec-
tion." Herut, he said, would then
dissolve its own trade union. •

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cations have been filed, primar-
ily from persons of Russian,
Polish or Ukrainian origin.

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