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October 27, 1961 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-10-27

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Soviet lintt-Semettsm Blasted at _Parley
of British Political, Intellectual Figures

LONDON, (JTA) — Sharp
condemnation of restrictions
and discriminations against
Jews in the Soviet Union es-
pecially in regard to religious
practices and cultural aspira-
tions, were voiced here this
week at a conference of lead-
ing British political and intel-
lectual figures, non-Jewish as
well as Jewish.
At . the conclusion of a series
of reports, many of them based
on personal observations and
experiences in the USSR, the
conference adopted a resolu-
tion which: 1. Enumerated
many anti-Jewish articles in
the- controlled Russian press; 2.
Listed restrictions on the prac-
tice of religious rights by Jews
in the Soviet Union; 3. Con-
demned the limitation of Jew-
ish cultural activity in Russia.
It also pointed out that Rus-
sian Jews were "forcibly sep-
arated" from other members of
their families outside the USSR,
and appealed to the Soviet auth-
orities "not to remain insensi-
tive to the voice of public opin-
ion in this matter."
The conference had been
summoned by two members of
Parliament, Richard Crossman
and Lord Boothby, and by Is-
rael M. Sieff, Anglo-Jewish
leader.
Emanuel Litvinov, British
author who, visited the Soviet
Union, presided. He gave the
conference a detailed report on
the situation of Soviet Jewry.
He declared that "individual
Jews" were rehabilitated after
the death of Josef Stalin in
1953 "but nothing was said
about the injustice done to the
Jews as a group."
Soviet authorities deny
that there is e discrixnination
against Jews, Litvinoff said,
"but a half million Jews who
declared in the last census
that Yiddish is their mother-
tongue have almost no • press
or books, while about the
same number of the small
sect a Maris living in the
USSR have 17 newspapers."
He pointed out that there are
only 233,000 Yakuts in the
Soviet Union, and these poeple
have 28 newspapers. "At the
same time," he . said, "Russian
Jews are hungry for culture.'
Every publication in Yiddish,
the author said, is "snatched
from the bookstalls as soon as
it appears." Yet, he said, many
Russian Jews still wait for
copies of "Sovietisch Heim-
land," the new Yiddish' periodi-
cal published recently, which
was issued only in 20,000
copies.
"There is also anti-Semitism
in many, areas," Litvinoff con-
tinued, "though it • is often dis-
guised as anti-religious pro-
paganda. The synagogue re-

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mains the only Jewish address."
While the Baptists; he said,
have one chapel for 1,100 con-
gregants, there is only one
synagogue for 20,000 Jewish
worshipers.
Turning to Russia's ban on
emigration, he said: "The in-
ability of members of Russian
Jewish families to be reunited
with members of their families
in Israel has created many
tragedies. The Jewish problem
in Russia remains unsolved, 44
years after the revolution.
Max Hayward, of St. Atitft-
ony's College, Oxford, s-ai
"We have an ally in this fit
r Russian Jews in the .Itus-
sian intellegentsia, sotrre of
whom are as disgust$d as
we i are. But anti-Semitic ex-
cesses could break ottt under
certain conditions. ✓In fact,
some small inci i is have
occurred from ti
to time."
He said he, hims f; was "as-
saulted as -a Je ," although
he is not Jewis
Sir Leslie Plu mer, a mem-
ber of Parliam t, coriwared
the situation 'of ws in Russia
and in Poland,
In Poland, he id, the towns
are free of nti-Semitism,
while peasant c munities re-.
main anti-Semiti
ut in Rus-
sia, he declared
gricultural
collectives -are fre
rom anti-
Semitism while the
latibns are anti-Semi

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must mobilize world opinion"
he said. "Not in the cold-war
sense but only in regard to' the
Russian treatment of Jews."
A hope that Russia Might
allow its Jews to emigrate
by anothe
arlia-
mentary' speaker,
arcus Lip-
ton. Pointing.,
had allowed,1
o leave "be
cause they , mply did not fit
into thgrthinese revolution,"
he said,- "some Russian Jews
mar: not fitin perh ps — we
paray hope that the R sians will
'emulate the Chines ex. - •le."
Novelist
a
witz
said a group
has
written to the
viet Writers
Union abou th
uation of
RusSian J
bu
receive
no ans e
kno
howe
eclared, "t
ma
of ou
colleagues in
Ru- a are
erturbed b nti-
Se
n their cou y . as
we e.
times, he
d, Rus-
sian p r
incia-1
spapers
"stoop
the obsc e levels of
the
od libel'
d the Stre-
icher techniqu like printing
cartoons sho
g a swastika
encircled by tars of David."
Alex No , a lecturer at the
London
hool of Economics,
said
i-Semitism is "deeply
-root in Russia, and has many
w
of manifesting itself."
rangely enough," he said,
`it has increased „since the end
of World Warr -'II."

Israel Army Develops
Counter Measure to
Soviet War Tactics

TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Israel's
armored corps has developed
a new fighting technique, to
counter threats posed by Rus-
sian tactics being practiced by
United Arab Republic, Da-
vid
ar, commander of Is-
rael's
ored corps, declared
here.
He In
his statement in con-

atroit Jradition
Witich, Stands for
Artistic &xcellence
and
Social Astinction"

29th Annual
Balfour Concert

SATURDAY EVENING — NOV. 25, 1961

FORD AUDITORIUM

JAN PEERCE

Brandeis U. to Get Vatican Library
Hebrew Manuscripts on Microfilm

WALTHAM, Mass., (JTA) —
The contents of more than 800
volumes of Hebrew manuscripts
in the Vatican library in Rome
will be made available in micro-
film form to American scholars
through a gift to Brandeis Uni-
versity from Richard Cardinal
Cushing, Archbishop of 'Boston,
from funds from-a-group Of Cath-
olic donors.
The Hebrew. manuscripts are
considered a treasure trove of
medieval and post-medieval writ-
irigs. The project, which will
make their contents available for
the' first time outside of the Vati-
can library, is being conducted
jointly by the Jesuit-sponsored
St. Louis Uniyersity, and Bran-
deis.
The total microfilm
as
will be the equivalent
the n-
tents of 300 month of
etro-
politan daily new ape
Systematic collect' n of He-
brew manuscripts Vatican li-
brarians began . in e second ha
of the 15th cent y. The lib ar
to be microfilm , reflects t d
velopment of ddle Easter a
European Jew h learning
medieval, re issance a
earl
modern peri s.
Included e biblical-

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Caries, Jewish participation in the
spread of philosophical and sci-
entific learning-An the Middle
Ages and Renaissance periods,
data on Jewish's ch ol ar ship
throughout the Mediterranean
world, and related material.

Spain Reduces Sentence
for Israeli Journalist
Caught with Weapons

PARIS, (JTA)—The Spanish
government has reduced the
prison term of Zvi Aldouby, an
Israeli journalist who was sen-
tenced earlier this year by a
Spanish military court to serve
nine years in prison after he
was - arrested on the Franco-
Spanish border with several
revolvers in his .car.
The
aeli's sentence was
reduced
8 months imprison-
ment after tervention in Mad-
rid by th French attorney
T
Vign court, who met
1 t
eek
th the Spanish
s r of. e Interior. The
prom d to talk with
panis head of govern-
, Ge
al Francisco.
CO, CO erning a possible
nesty w ch might facilitate
douby's elease from prison
later thi
ear.

nection with the celebration
here of Israel's Armor Day.
The Soviet system, Elazar
said, is based on employing
massive follow-up thrusts in
the wake of infantry break-
through, so as to secure strate-
gic points far behind the fight-
ing lines. Israel's tactics, on
the other hand, are now based,
according to Elazar, on the
fullest exploitation of the spe-
cial qualities of the Israeli sol-
diers and weapons at the com-
mander's disposal.

Tenor

PAUL PARAY

Conducting

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