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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, July 14, 1961 —

Judy Ann Jacobs
Marries Dr. Lynn

MRS. JERRY LYNN

The marriage of Judy Ann Ja-
cobs to Dr. Jerry David Lynn,
and the breakfast following, took
place July 2 at the Statler-
Hilton Hotel with Rabbi Leon
Fram officiating.
Parents of the couple are Dr.
and Mrs. Clarence B. Jacobs of
Prairie Ave. and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Levine of Lauder Ave.
The bride wore a crystal
white coronation satin gown.
Pearls and opalescent paillettes
frosted its deeply rounded neck-
line outlined in rose patterned
Chantilly lace. The full skirt
belled from a pointed waistline
and from a pouffed bow bustle,
flowing into a court train. A dia-
dem of jewelled lace and gradu-
ated pearls crowned her tiered
bouffant veil of misty silk illu-
sion. A white orchid with stepha-
notis and trailing ivy adorned
her white Bible.
_Mrs. Allen Bobroff, sister of
the bridegroom was matron of
honor and Harriet Winkelman,-
cousin of the bride, was junior
bridesmaid.
Robert Jacobs, brother of the
bride, was best man. Dr. Ells-
worth Levine, Dr. Allen Bobroff
and Jan Winkelman ushered.
After a trip to Puerto Rico,
the Virgin Islands, Haiti and
Jamaica, the couple will live in
Royal Oak.

Student Union Asks
Soviets to Restore
Rights to Jews

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)

PARIS—A resolution request-
ing the Soviet Union to authorize
re-establishment of Jewish cul-
tural and religious institutions
in the Soviet Union, and to per-
mit Russian Jews to emigrate if
they desire to do so, was adopted
here Tuesday at an executive
session of the World Union of
Students.
The resolution, which also
asked Soviet authorities to inter-
vene with the controlled Soviet
press to halt its campaign against
Judaism and the Jewish religion,
demanded "re-establishment of
Jewish cultural institutions,
restoration of freedom for the
Jewish culture and religion, and
the right of Russion Jews, wish-
ing to do so, to join their rela-
tives, particularly in Israel, from
whom they were separated as a
result of World War II."
At the same time, a book was
issued, entitled "God in the
Soviet Union," by Bernard Feron,
Soviet affairs expert for the
newspaper Le Monde. The author
deals extensively in his work
with the situation of the Russian
Jews.
According to Feron, Soviet
authorities have permitted the
reprinting of the Old Testament
in Hebrew, but allowed only
3,000 copies to be published.
This number, states Feron, is
"very far from Russian Jewry's
requirements and demands." He
contends that most of the 3,000
copies of the Hebrew-language
Old Testament were sent abroad,
and holds that the publication
was issued "only for propaganda
purposes."

Italian Catholics Reconsider Aid to Jewry During War

A great deal of soul-searching
has been undertaken by Roman
Catholic authorities, including the
Vatican, since the opening of the
Eichmann trial. Even before the
U.S. State Department revealed
documents stating that Pope Pius
XII had not done "all he could"
to save the persecutees of Nazism
during World War II, newspapers
in Rome were asking disturbing
questions.
Some of the answers, given by
Vatican and other Catholic source's,
are included in a series of arti-
cles by Tullia Zevi, -JTA corre-
spondent in Rome.
An article in a Jesuit maga-
zine by Father Robert Leiber
which praised the work of Pope
Pius, was taken to task by three
prominent Italian Jews who had
played a leading role in the Jew-
ish community of Italy during the
Nazi-fascist regime. Dr. Lelio Vit-
torio Valobra, Renzo Levi and
Settimio Sorani, former officials
with the Delegation for the As-
sistance to' Jewish Emigrants
(DELASEM), stated that Father
Maria Benedetto rendered "pre-
cious, intelligent, indefatigable
help" in the work of rescuing
Jews during the German occupa-
tion of Rome.

At the same time, Pius did
not offer "spontaneously" to
place at the disposal of the
Jews the quantity of gold which
the Germans demanded as a
ransom for Jewish lives.. After
contacts were made with the
Vatican • the Pone agreed to
help, but even then the Jews
succeeded in collecting the sum
among themselves with help
from non-Jews.

The three writers stated that
while Father Benedetto did "mag-
nificent" work, "the money spent
by DELASEM never went through
the hands of Father Benedetto
and was not supplied by Pius, but
was borrowed from Italian non-
Jewish citizens with the pledge
that it would be refunded in dol-
lars after the liberation of Italy.
"The loans were made possible,
thanks to the AJDC, which,
thr °ugh' Major Titman, U.S.
Charge d'Affaires to the Vatican,
had sent letters guaranteeing the
refund of the money .. . After
the Liberation, all those who had
lent money received- a regular
refund, thanks to the AJDC."
Refuting Father Leiber's state-
ment that "All the rest was given
by Pius XII, to whom conspicuous
means had been sent also by the
U.S. Catholic Refugee Commit-
tee," the writers stated that "it is
quite certain" that none of the
money received by Pius from"the
American Catholic organization
was given to the Jews assisted
by DELASEM. In fact, DELASEM
could distribute very little money
until January, 1944 when AJDC
contacts were made.

for them. Therefore, the amount
of individual help given by the
Pope to members of the Jewish
faith should not be considered
as negligible."
Father Leiber added that 2.5
billion Italian lire as the total
sum which Pope Pius XII spent
for the Jews in distress "is a
very prudent evaluation. Ac-
tually, the total sum was con-
siderably higher."
Levi, in commenting on these
statements, said "as far as Italy
is concerned, we wish to con-
firm that the Catholic Church
distributed relief only to Cath-
olics, and never through DELA-
SEM to Jews professing the
Jewish faith."
Another Italian Jewish author-
ity quoted by Mrs. Zevi, Profes-
sor Elio Toaff, chief rabbi of
Rome, confirmed the fact that
financial aid came from Jewish
sources, and added that while
convents supplied food, clothing
and shelter, "neither the Pope
himself nor American Catholics
supplied funds to be given to per-
secuted Jews".
"If Pope Pius XII, when issu-
ing instructions to the Italian
clergy to protect the Jews, had
issued similar instructions to the
French, Polish and German cler-
gy, many more would have been
saved. _
"What we reproach Pius XII
for, is that he waited until March
18, 1945 to -pronounce his con-
demnation of racist, imperialist
and nationalist peoples, and not
until Aug. 3, 1946 did . he con-
demn explicitly anti - Semitism,
when receiving the Palestine
Arab Committee. His predecessor

.

Jurist Says World
Must Be Reminded of
Evils of Prejudice

With relation to the Eich-
mann trial, Mrs. Zevi writes,
"great cautiousness , and deter-
mined non-committment would
appear to be the principles
guiding the Vatican in follow-
ing and evaluating" the trial.

Osservatore Romano, the Vati-
can's official newspaper-, has been
devoting regular reports, with no
particular prominence, to the
trial. But of note, Mrs
tinues, is the f
atholic
sources
ed a principle
"witho
edence in the his-
tory
Catholic thought:
Cathol'
s
'alit a
th duty to
e
if and
as ct
ann
Artur emolo, professor
of canon law at Rome University,
commented, "It q ess
acknowled
and t
a
. : . .And when the tate
► lates t 's la
w to
the
octrin
stifica-
ions mig
t only
cqui
to revolt, bu

LONDON, , (JTA) — Lord

shall be at the height of this
task, the State of Israel shall ac-
quire not a right of membership
in the family of nations, for no
civilized country seriously con-
tests this right, but a title of
merit in front of all humanity.
"It is perhaps a sign of provi-
dence that it is the people who
have suffered most the evils of
racism and anti-Semitism, who
suffered for centuries before re-
building their civil unity in what
was once the promised land, and
have given to the world a unique
example of courage, who have
now to face the test of this judg-
ment, to offer to the world an
example of civilization, by judg-
ing without hatred."
Editor Pietro Pratesi, reflecting
the feelings and opinions of Ital-
ian Catholics, said "A grave re-
sponsibility weighs on the people
of Israel, but the moral strength
of this people has already been
seriously tested . . . The profound
desire for peace of the Jews of
Israel is not just a formality ex-
pressed in their greeting "sha-
lom" but a profund urge, a condi-
tion of life, in their conscious
nst the hostility of men

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trials, warned that the world tian Party, added in a front page
must be reminded "from time editorial:
"If the judges in Jerusalem
to time" about the evils of anti-
Semitism and racial prejudice.
In a message to the opening
of an exhibit scheduled to be
dedicated Wednesday, of mate-
rials depicting the tragic stor
of the Warsaw Ghetto
the Nazi regime, the us
barrister and justated:
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Announces
Nuremberg trial
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of the world'
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minded, fro
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The exhibit is made up chief-
ly of photographs, paintings and
mementoes of the Warsaw
Ghetto collected by a former
native of Warsaw, -Dr. Alexan-
der Bernfes. The exhibit is be-
ing sponsored by the Board of
Deputies of British Jews, the
World Jewish Congress
Polish-Jewish Ex-Ser 'en's
Association and . a s • al memo-
rial Committee.
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Citing the work of Francis-
can Nuns, Sisters of the Na-
tivity and Sisters of the Sacred
Heart who aided the Jews, the
three Italian Jewish leaders
recalled in particular the gifts
of clothing given to Jews by
the Pontifical Relief Commis-
sion, and, once again, Father
Benedetto who allowed DELA-
SEM to meet in his convent
and helped the organization to
contact the Red Cross and other_
authorities, including the Ger- Australi
mans.
Popula
Father Leiber refuted the

statements made by the three
ex - DELASEM officials, claim-
ing that because DELASEM
worked in close contact with
the relief organizations of the
clergy it was difficult to draw
a distinction between the help
supplied by the Pope and the
clergy and the help given by
DELASEM.
He also stated that ecclesias-
tical relief organizations "scrup-
ulously did all that was possible
to do, so that the funds collect-
ed by DELASEM could be
saved and distributed among
the Jews;" • that while papal
funds were intended to be first
of all for baptized Jews, the
money was "certainly not only

Pius XI was certainly more out-
spoken." As early as 1928 the lat-
ter had condemneil anti-Semitism.
Prof. Toaff added that the
Papacy's attitude toward the Jews
down through the ages has "oscil-
lated between benevolence, dis-
crimination a n d persecution."
And yet, while Jews were being
murdered in Europe during the
11th and 12th centuries, "only in
Rome Jews were never totally
slaughtered".
While the next Ecumenical
Council is being prepared, Prof.
Toaff said, "Jews are looking
with confidence to Pope John
XXIII, who has already issued
such decisions as the elimination
of the expression Perfidis Ju-
daeis' from the liturgy."

Durin
quarter
in New
leader
Jewish c
nity of Per
Australia, re-
Viewed current
immigration
a n d resettle-
ment services ,.
of his country
with James P.
Rice, executive
Goldman
director of the United Hias.
The two pointed out that since
1947 immigration has been a ma-
jor factor in the growth of the
Australian Jewish population
from 32,000 to more than 65,000

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