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May 19, 1961 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-05-19

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEW S -- Friday, May 19, 196 1 — e

African Jews
Around the World... S. Consider
Report

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A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.

United States

NEW YORK—The World 'Jewish Congress is seeking wit-
nesses against a number of former Nazi war criminals, including
Otto Haupt, charged with murdering Stutthof concentration
camp inmates by administering benzine injections; Bernhardt
Luedtke, charged with shooting camp inmates; and police sergeant
Sturmann, accused of having killed many Jews in Nowy Korczyn,
Poland, in 1941-42 . . . Plans for raising a minimum of $8,000,000
through Israel bond activities by synagogues and temples during
1961 were announced by Michael A. Stavitsky, national chairman
for Congregational and High Holiday Activities of the Israel
bond drive . . The Zionist Organization of America is under-
taking a survey among its nationwide membership to ascertain
the potential for aliyah to Israel, it was announced by Max
Bressler,. ZOA president . . . Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of
Minnesota received the Stephen Wise Award of the American
Jewish Congress for his "substantial and enduring contribution
in the fight for human rights, justice, freedom and individual
dignity."
WASHINGTON—The Senate voted to confirm the appoint-
ment of foreign service officer Walworth Barbour as new United
States Ambassador to Israel, although - Senator J. W. Fulbright,
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had earlier
criticized the State Department sharply for shifting Barbour, a
man with extensive diplomatic experience in Europe, to Israel
. . . Lessing J. Rosenwald, a leader of the American Council for
Judaism and an eminent rare book collector, was named honorary
consultant on rare books to the Library of Congress and will be
one of several non-salaried consultants to the library.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The formation of a Jewish Nazi Victims
Organization of Anierica was announced here with the filing of a
certificate of incorporation, listing among its purposes: "to
benefit; protect and aid Nazi victims, to promote peace and
goodwill on earth, to advise the people against Nazism or any
similar ideology and to combat anti-Semitism."
MINNEAPOLIS—Social workers from all over the United
States, attending the National Conference on Social Welfare here,
were told by Arthur A. Chapin, minority group consultant to
Secretary of Labor Arthur Goldberg, that racial and religious
discrimination in employment is "a major obstacle to full
American -manpower use" and that the elimination of such d'
crimination would enable the United States "to pass on
greater problems" concerning effective tackling of "the
power challenge of the '60's."

Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO—After Brazilian authorities said
had no information indicating that Martin Bormann,
Hitler's deputy, or Dr. Joseph Mengele, the Auschwitz phy
who selected victims for the gas -chambers, were in Brazil
Gregorio Topolevsky, former Argentine Ambassador to Is
who had declared the two former Nazis to be in Brazil, decla
that he had no direct information and had obtained his mater
from Argentine newspapers.

Israel

TEL AVIV—About 1,000 Orthodox Jews attempted to prevent
a Friday night theater performance at Petach Tikvah on the
ground that it violated the Sabbath, but police units kept the
entrances to the theater open despite stone-throwing by some
of the demonstrators ... The press attache at the Soviet embassy
here, Vladimir Sokolov, left Israel after two years of service
and is not expected to return.
JERUSALEM—A number of Torah scrolls which were
brought here by a tourist from the Jordanian-held Old City of
Jerusalem were deposited in Beit Eidut (the House of Testi-
mony) on Mount Zion at ceremonies-marking the 13th anniversary
of the capture by the Arab Legion of the Old City.

Canada

MONTREAL—A McGill University dean said that the uni-
versity "strongly deplores" the action of the Jordanian Govern-
ment in voiding a sale made six years- ago of 100 fragments of
the Dead Sea scrolls to the school.

Europe

KARLSRUHE, Germany—An anti-Semitic pamphlet wr
by an American, Eustace Mullins, and illustrate
Schwaighofer, who played the role of Judas
summer's Oberammergau Passion Play, was b
West German Federal Supreme Court.
AMSTERDAM—An international yot
c er which
opened at the Anne Frank. home here,
t
presence
victim's father, Otto Frank, and offici
of West
Consulate, will hold an International
uth Congress s
project for the promotion of world u erstanding.
BRUSSELS—A local court fine a woman and
suspended 15-day prison sentence f
calling her
Civil Service "a dirty Jew."
BONN—The City of Hagen iss
emori
honoring
the names of 600 Jews of Hagen
ed th
ior to the
launching of the Nazi program for
mination • the Jews
ROME—Three young men bel
t
ightist Natio
Vanguard Movement were .beaten
of unidenti d

persons while they were entering
' ress Club ere
to hand out to. foreign newsmen a
ich-
mann trial now being held in Jerusa
FRANKFURT—Two ex-Nazis, ac
y in the
murder of hundreds_ of Lithuanian •J
were found
guilty by a court in Tubingen after a
onths trial and
received four-and-a-half and three-and-a-half year sentences.
VIENNA—The West German Cabinet, at a secret session,
recently fixed the amount which West Germany will contribute
to an Austrian Government fund for Austrian victims of the
Nazi era, it was reported here, with diplomatic sources estimating
that the West German contribution will be about $60,000,000.
FLORENCE—A steel firm was ordered by a local court to
include in the severance pay of a Jewish engineer the years
during which he was forced out of his job by the fascist racial
laws in effect during World War II.
Africa -
CASABLANCA—A local newspaper, Al Alarn, organ of the
ultra-nationalist Istiqlal Party, proposed that the death penalty
be imposed on Moroccan Jews trying to emigrate to Israel.

on Budget Crisis

JOHANNESBURG. (JTA) —
Sweeping recommendations to
finance Hebrew education and to
meet the imperiled budget of the
South African Jewish community
for Jewish education were con-
tained in the report of a special
commission recently released.
The commission, established in
1960 under the chairmanship of
Judge Simon Kuper, includes
representatives of the South Af-
rican Jewish Board of Deputies,
the Zionist Federation and the
Board of Jewish Education.
The commission recommended
that the Jewish Agency should he
asked to allow the Israel United
Appeal to finance the 500,000-
pound capital program of Jewish
day schools in South Africa and
that the buildings should belong
to the Agency until they were
either redeemed or sold.
The commission also proposed
that the Board of Deputies and
the Zionist Federation reduce
present expenditures on youth
work to provide more money for
Hebrew education and that the
Zionist Federation should take
over fund-raising for the Board
of Education which currently
runs its own campaigns.
The commission estimated its
recommendations could save the
Board of E.
ds
out
126,•'and arm I
bu • t and
the balance
boar '
deficit could b
nanced . rough the subsidy
which ti Board of Education re-
ceived from the • •ted Corn
mun
ugh co
tinua
educa
fund
Th
ration
the
same
ed a s ment
sayi 5 th. he report
d been
disc -ed at a lengt
ederation
mee
which w
ttended by
repr sentativ es
m various
South Afric
ovinces and that
the meet'
ecided to refer the
the next South African
Zionist Conference in August.

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Changing American Scene to Affect
National Jewish Welfare Board

LAKE KIAMESHA, N.Y.,
(JTA)—Planning for ire
programs of the T onal Je
Welfare Boc
and a ated
Jewish ce
s will b' affected
by a m
er of ch.. ,es in the
currei American
ne, Sanford
Soil
er, nationa executive ice-
pre ent of the
713 c. oned
he
ollender addre
a ual meeting of
to section of th
co hided its th
sio with 200 delegates at-
tendc ce, representing
A's,
YWH
nd c.
ty centers
in the area. e executive head
of the DNB listed the following
factors which must affect future
planning:
The ' growing proportion of
older people in the United States
as well as the increase in the
number of young adults; the "un-
believable mobility" of the
American people; the continued
shortening of the work Week,
with consequent greater time for
leisure activities; the persistence
of the cold war and the "nagging
threat" of nuclear warfare; and
the new desire of American
Jews "to gain richer understand-
ing of their heritage and achieve
a deeper sense of identification
with their traditions."

Another speaker at the con-
Dr. Judah J. Shapiro,
secretar of the National Foun-
dation fo ewish Culture, warned
' the deleg s that the intellectual
quality o Jewish life is "the
weakest
pest of present-day
society." he Jewish community
centers, - e said, - "can nourish
and
esh every other phase
of
ish . life, including the
r'
of synagogues.

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