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May 19, 1961 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-05-19

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Alusmanno s itehmann Kommandos'
Condemns Nazi Who Killed for Thrills;
Disputes Criminal Merely Took Orders

Dr. Spiro's Brother Among Saintliest
Rabbis in Germany , Colleagues Testify

(Special to Jewish News)
Gutszechter of Warsaw, who was
FUERTH, Germany .— There indeed the Dean of the Rabbinate
Justice Michael- A. Musmanno appealed to Heinrich Himmler
are not many rabbis in Germany. not only of Warsaw but also of
Justice Musmanno asserts In fact, it is being deplored that Poland.
of Pitsburgh- is the author of and to Hitler himself, Justice -that
the Nazis knew what they not enough spiritual leaders are
one of the best written books Musmanno states. Eichmann
"When the Ghetto was being
about the Eichmann case, if not wanted Jews disposed of in the were doing, that Eichmann guiding German Jewry's desti- destroyed,
the Cardinal of Po-
and his ilk can not claim that nies.
the very best. nearest woods, as speedily as
land, Hlond, sent secret word -to
they were merely taking or-
-Among
the
most
revered
rabbis
As one of the judges during possible.
Rabbi Spira that he was willing
ders, that they were killing
the Nuremberg trial, he is well
It is as bloodthirsty butchers out of the sadistic desire for in Germany is a very Orthodox to hide him, his wife and four
informed about the German that Justice Musmanno de- thrills, that they were heart- leader, a man of great learning children and two other rabbis and
'criminals and the conditions scribes the Kommandos. Eich- less and did not hesitate to and such extreme modesty that their families. The two rabbis
under which Adolf Eichmann mann received daily reports kill children and the aged as only the best informed people favorably considered accepting
operated in his -program for about the activities of his under- well as younger men and know of his work in this Bavarian the offer of the Cardinal of Po-
z
community, situated near Nurem-
Jewry's extermination.
lings. - The "Einsetzgrupen" were women.
land. Rabbi Spira argued with his
I:4
"The Eichmann Kommandos" trained by Reinhard Heydrich, Justice Musmanno's book berg.

He is Rabbi David Spira, of colleagues that it would be im-
by Justice Musmanno, published the SS chief whom Eichmann serves a great purpose. It ad-

2 Juoienstrasse in Fuerth. He is proper to save their lives while
by Macrae Smith Co., Phila.
ti delphia, is a deeply moving ac- now blames for issuing orders monishes the search for only the brother of Dr. Abram Spiro, their brothers were being destroy.
to him in Hiders name. one fuehrer — Truth — and his chairman of the Department of ed. The result was that they all
t4. count of the crimes.
When Musmanno details the revelations inspire an urge for Near Eastern Languages and Lit- were taken to - concentration
t•.;)
The criminals who made up mass
the deaths in truth, whether at the Jerusalem eratures at Wayne State Univer- camps. Rabbi Spira lost his wife

the Nazi forces and their beast- many murders,
and four children. Yet, he, him-
Jewish communities, the trial of Eichmann as whenever sity.

ly attitudes emerge in their shooting
self, some-how survived 11 con-
of
1,013
in
Bobruisk,
and
wherever
Nazis
are
being

Rabbi
Spira
(unlike
his
broth-
starkest forms. Justice Musman-
of 835 in Rudnia, and other hunted for punishment. Justice er-, he.spells his name with an a) cen s.
w no declares:
horrifying incidents, he creates Musmanno's book should serve is referred to by a leader of
1:0
pira-
found in Da-
"That so much man-made
shortly after
liberation.
misery should have happened a state of revulsion and horror a great purpose in exposing Eich- man Jewry as "one of the
in
the
minds
of
'his
readers
mann's
claim
that
he
followed
e was brought to e town of
remarkable men of our ag
in the 20th century, which
Fuerth near Nurn g. He has
could well have been the frui- who learn from his book the orders. It reveals the beast who leader said of him:
extent of brutality that dom- is now on trial as one of the
"Rabbi Spira certai
ever si
. He is now
is
\ one be t
tion of all the aspirations and
of the leading Rabbi
parati
schol
to settle in
hopes of the centuries which mated the Nazi minds. cruelest persons of all time.
in the world and a
muc
of sain
s he does not
went before, made this spec-
disposition. He spe
ce
rabbinic post in
nearly
tacle almost insupportable in
hours a day in stud g and pray
ncture in his life,
its unutterable tragedy and
ing and occasiona asting.
tly negotiating with
sadness."
sleeps little and draws
n authorities to receive
Justice Musmanno's description
strength from his in lectual a
ensation and a pension."
of Nazi madness results from
BONN, (JTA) — German Foreign Ministry. His interro- spiritual life. Befor
he war, he
his personal knowledge of the court interrogations of eight ex- gation took place before a Ger-
was the youngest,
lest, a
Eichmann Kommandos, the Nazis testifying in connection man judge at Neuss. .
MANOR HAVEN
most effective rabbi i
beastly groups that had no hu- with the Jerusalem trial of
Today Otto Winkelmann, a and was the youngest member of
NURSING HOME
man compassion. Musmanno, Adolf Eichmann, began Thurs-
1607 South Lafayette
former SS group leader, will the Warsaw Beth-Din. His father-
who handed verdicts against 23 day.
Royal Oak
be questioned at Kiel. Edmund in-law was the renowned Rabbi
leaders of "Einsatzgrupen," a
Across from Detroit Zoo
All of the men have been Vessenmayer, Hitler Govern-
24
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tells of the maniacal' efficiency testify, since the Israeli Gov- ment liaison officer in Hungary,
LI 8-6644
with which the Nazi beasts ernment had refused to grant will face a court at Darmstadt Law Department opened in 1859.
Tuesday. The following day,
labored.
them immunity from arrest and
As in the instance of Eich- possible trial for their • crimes Dr. Franz Six, *former SS of-
ficer, w i 11 b e questioned at
mann in the present trial in against Jews.
Kettelschwang, Vavaria.
Jerusalem, all of them pleaded
that they "were only carrying - Under the rules, i t' was
Former General von dem
announced here, only repre-.
out orders.'!
Bach Zelewski, who led Hitler
The relentnessness and ruth- s • A - es of the Eichmann commando units during the war,
roseeu
and defense would will appear at a court at Nu-
lessness of Adolf Eic
.

• mit
in the courtrooms
who escaped justice
Nazis are being remberg Thursday. Max
berg, but whose a
iti
ere wher the
questioned
ore German Merten, former Nazi war ad-
told in the te
on
f wit-
judges.
The
ess
and the pub- ministrator at Salonika, Greece,
nesses, are •
ng
revela-
will face interrogation in Ber-
lic
have
be

tions in
barred.
ssm
o's book.
lin
May 26. Finally, bef
Eichmann he ' ice states,
th sid agreed they would magistrate at Frankf
,
ay
was dist
isclo
ed t the exte •
the nature of the 29 there will be in ro ions
nation
Jew as o
estimon
ere, unless that for Hermann
me Eich-
He wa • d to conser
testimo
ene
is revealed by the mann's deputy i
ti ry; and
costs, eans of tr s
court
Jerusalem.
former Ausch
by k
g Jews ut
F • s t to be interrogated Richard Baer tz c i mandant
quit
and as i
sively
sday was Dr. Eberhard von
as p ible.
Two days efore e question-
adden, former exper t on
Eic
nn's bloodthirsty pla
ewish affairs for the Nazi ing began y a te of 41
29 the Kn set, Israel's Pa
ment, rej ed two moti by
Herut de ties to disc s
granting
immunit y th
Governme to two fo er N .
SS officer to enable to
.appear as witnesses fo the
defense of dolf Eichm .
Attorney
her al Gideo
Hausner last
eek told
court trying Eic ann tha
Government had the
granting of immunity to Wil-
helm Hoettl and Walter Hup-
penkothen, both former Gestapo
officers, after defense attorney
ODOM
Robert Servatius. had requested
that they be permitted to ap-
pear at the trial. The Herut
A
motion proposed to discuss the
GALLON
Cabinet action in granting im-
munity.
ON LAYTEX
Socialists, Communists, one :
representative of the National
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Mexican Zionists Merge
with Progressive Party

MEXICO CITY, (JTA) — The
merger of the General Zionists
and the Progressive party in
Mexico into a united organiza-
tion was announced here. The
merged group telegraphed an
appeal to the two competing Con-
federations of General Zionists
urging them to unite into one
central body.

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