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October 20, 1961 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-10-20

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Soviet Writer Defends Censured
Poet Who Attacked Anti-Semitism

LONDON, (JTA) — Ilya Eh-
renburg, Jewish - born Soviet
writer, has disassociated himself
from Russian critics who have
attacked Yevgeny Yevtushenko
for writing a poem denouncing
anti-Semitism in the ' Soviet
Union, according to a Moscow
dispatch received here today.
A Soviet literary periodical
had printed an article by D.
Starikov, a Soviet critic, assail-
ing Yevtushenko for writing the
poem "Babi Yaar."
In that poem, Yevtushenko de-
plored the fact that no monu-
ment has been put up for the
40,000 Jews murdered by the
Nazis in Kiev at Babi Yaar, a
section of the capital of the
Soviet Ukraine. Starikov had ac-
cused Yevtushenko of backslid-
ing, and had quoted from old
Ehrenburg writings in support.
In• his rejoiner, Ehrenburg
wrote: "I deem it necessary to
say that Starikov quotes from
my articles and poems according
to his own desire, abbreviating
them so they correspond to his
ideas and contradict mine." The
Moscow dispatch recalled that
Ehrenburg declared recently on
the Moscow radio: "I am a Rus-
sian writer. But as long as there
is even one anti-Semite, I will
respond and I will have it writ-
ten in my passport: I am a Jew."
The situation of the Jews in
the Soviet Union will be publicly
discussed here Sunday by lead-
ing British personalities at a
symposium. arranged by Richard
Crossman, member of the British
Parliament. The symposium is
sponsored also by Lord Boothby
and Israel Sieff, chairman of the
European executive of the World
Jewish Congress.
In announcing the symposium,
the sponsors pointed out that the
problem of Soviet Jews and the
discrimination they experience as
a minority group "is receiving
increasing attention in the
West."
Citing the recent furore in the
Soviet Union over Yev tushenko's
poem, the sponsors said that the
problem extended far beyond the
poem.
They stressed the absence of
Jewish schools, liquidation of
Jewish national institutions, clos-

ing down of synagogues and anti-
Jewish articles in the Soviet
press.
Participants in the symposium
will include Sir Leslie Plummer,
Clement Davies and Marcus Lip-
ton — all members of Parlia-
ment. Other participants will be
James Parker, the Christian his-
torian, and novelists Wolf Man-
kiewitz, Muriel Spark, • Peter
Vansittart and Manos Sperber.

Chicago Youths
Admit Bombing
of Synagogue

CHCAGO, (JTA-)---A Chicago
grand jury has before it the
case of two youths arrested in
connection with the January
bombing of- the Anshe Emet
synagogue.
Paul Muhlig, 19 has admitted
in a written statement that he
was with Herbert Miklitsch,
19, on the night the synagogue
was bombed. The structure suf-
fered damages of $2,000.
The youth said in the state-
ment that he and Miklitsch had
been drinking beer and that
Miklitsch - had suggested they
"bomb a c h u r c h." Muhlig
thought his companion 'was jok-
ing but they got into Miklitsch's
car and drove to the synagogue.
Miklitsch took a lead pipe
bomb from the trunk - of the ear
and walked toward the syna-
gogue while the other youth
waited in the car.
There was a violent blast and
the two drove off. Muhlig said
the synagogue was chosen be-
cause they had had an argu-
ment with some other youths
there at a .dance previously.

-

Survey Predicts Rising
N.Y. Jewish Numbers
Decline in Percentage

Gang Members Get Probation
for Anti-Semitic Calls, Vandalism

NEW YORK, (JTA) — The
Jewish population,of New York
City, comprising 2,060,000 in
1957, will rise to 2,136,000 by
1975, according to a survey re-
leased here by the Protestant
Council.
Percentagewise, however, in
comparison to the city's total
population, Jews will make up
25.6 per cent of the total pop-
ulation by 1975, compared with
26.4 per cent in 1957.
While the Jewish percentage
is expected to drop by some
eight-tenths of one per cent by
1975, the Protestants will in-
crease by nearly one per cent,
to a total of 2,012,000, while
the Catholics will drop silghtly
to 48 per cent, or 2,984,000 out
of a total population of 8,-
315,000.
Among the Protestants, the
figures show, 45 per cent will
be Negroes and 11 'per cent
Puerto Ricans. The survey notes
that the figures are based on
religious indentification, rather
than religious affiliation, stat-
ing that nearly one-third of
New Yorkers have no direct
religious ties.

SAN FRANCISCO, (JTA) —
Two juvenile members of a gang
which conducted a 15-month
campaign of anti-Semitic tele-
phone calls and vandalism
against a Jewish couple were 0
indefinite probation and
tenced to pay a share
damage they caused.
The sentence wa
osed by
San Francisco
enile
Judge Melvi
. Cronin,
described t
ctivitie
R. Kyle,
and Geo
Jr., 18,
"rotten."
Expr ing the o
"no q
tion of ' a
was in
the two

Duluth Judge. Orders
Exhumation of Body
in Disputed Burial Plot

ought to be ashamed of your-
selves and disgusted for the rest
of your lives."
The ten older members of the
trial in Superior
urt on Octo
23 for their
t of
and Mrs. Wil-
an.
addition to
abusive telepho
calls , at all
hours, ang m
ers slashed the
the
man car and set
it e. Bo
n, when•informed
of e s
ce said he felt that
ed to a "free pass for
harassment of other

GIFT

BASKETS

Philosopher Dujovne,
Winner of Argentine
First National Prize

FOR ALL OCCASIONS

BUENOS AIRES, (JTA) — A
prominent Jewish philosopher
and historian has been awarded
the First Argentine National
Prize in the field of philosophy,
it was announced by the Min-
istry of Educatidn, which spon-
sors the award.--
Dr. Leon Dujovne, who re-
ceived . the prize for his work
"Value Theory and Philosophy
of History," is the first Jew to
be so honored by the Argentine
Government.
Dujovne, born in Russia and
brought to Argentina by his par-
ents shortly after the turn of
the century, is active in Jewish
and Zionist affairs here. He is
well known internationally for
is academic achievements.

• Many Unusual Gift Items

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MILT_ GOLDBERG

former owner of State Beverage

SH EL ARAN

manager of Gift Basket
Department

DULUTH, (JTA) — District
Judge Christ Holm this week
ordered the body of a Jewish
woman exhumed and re-buried
in support of a suit of a woman
who 'wants to be interred next
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The Bank Leumi le-Israel, Israel's be
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largest commercial bank, opened p
an office in Los Angeles for west
coast• operations.
To honor the opening of th
e
b r a n c h, the Calif ornia-Isra
dge
Imperial, Chrysler, Plymouth, Valiant
Chamber of Commerce held
ewish
luncheon attended by a reeor
ion but
Big Allowance On Your Car
turnout of members of the
that Jew-
Barney Teal
chamber, guests and representa-
ction• removal
Gen. Mgr.
tives of the banking profession. o rom a "mistaken
Drop Charges' Against
Leo Gallin has been named grave." He also said he was
Authorized Imperial, Chrysler, Plymouth & Valiant
California representative of Bank abiding by 'American law in
Two Neo.-Nazis Who
Leumi, which has 135 domestic similar cases:.
OUR NEW LOCATION-18500 LIVERNOIS
Slandered Anne Frank branches in Israed, -a branch in The cemetery association was
Below 7 Mile
Wall
Street,
New
York
and
affil-
ordered to pay the Costs of
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
iated banks in 'London and Zur- transfering Mrs. Greenberg's
LUBECK, W. Germany — The ich.
body to a new grave.
trial of two members of the neo-
Nazi German Reichspartei on
charges of slandering the memory
of Anne Frank ended Tuesday
in an agreed settlement.
The defendants withdrew their
claim that the diary of Anne
,Frank was a forgery and the
prosecution dropped the charges.
Otto Frank, father of the girl
who died in 'a Nazi concentration
camp and whose diary became
an international best seller, filed
the charges against high school
teacher Lothar Stielau and Hein-
rich Buddeberg. The two men
via BOAC's Rolls-Royce 707 Jets
had declared that "certain
circles" had enriched themselves
on the "tragic fate" of Anne
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Following five hours of delib-
salem. Or visit the many amazing Kibbutzim
n cit . enroute. Of course, aboard
eration in court Tuesday, the
slander charges were withdrawn
which have sprung up in this wondrous country.
re treated to British Cabin
when the defendants declared
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The prosecution then declared
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neo-Nazis had' not revealed any
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