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November 24, 1961 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-24

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(Continued from Page 1)
Nahtim Goldmann, president of concerns nearly 3,000,000 Jews,
were leaders of the Jewish com- the World Jewish Congress, told Jewish public opinion will have
munity, he maintained they rep- the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: to continue to press for a change
resent "nothing and no one." He
"The reference in the Tass in the present policy and to
attacked "the Zionist press in statement to my previous state- demand that the Jewish minority
Israel, the ministers in Premier ment that there is no anti-Semi- get the same facilities and rights
David Ben-Gurion's government, tism against individual Jews in which other minorities in the
who want to make a good im- the Soviet Union is correct.
Soviet Union possess."
pression on Washington," claimed
"There
is
no
persecution
of
the "attackers - were joined by
Israel Rejects Moscow
Secretary of Labor Goldberg, individual Jews in the USSR and Accusations; Says They
the
Jews
are
treated
as
equal
-
Are 'Without Foundation'
and accused Dr. Goldmann of
citizens, although economically
"taking the same line."
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—The Is-
there may be some discrimina- rael government termed as "li-
Orlov denied that Jews as in- tion
against
Jews
and
although
dividuals are subjected to perse- they are practically excluded belous and without any founda-
tion" the allegations made in
cution and quoted Dr. Goldmann from
certain categories as, for
as having stated: "The • Jews as instance, the foreign service. Moscow, at the government in
Jerusal Israe
individuals are not subject to
such situations exist in other in M o 4 i ee
any kind of racial discrimination But
nee d
countries too, and this alone with/
in the USSR."
would not represent a serious acti, e
(In New York, the Day-Jewish problem. The real problem of
JoUrnal, a Yiddish newspaper, Soviet Jewry is one of discrimi- the ow Union sentenced to
reported that a number of prom- nation against them as a group long prison terms after secret
inent Jews in the Soviet military both religiously and nationally. trials. The allegations were made
by Tass, official Soviet news
service, as well as well-known
"As a religious group, they
Russian-Jewish army veterans, are denied facilities which other agency.
"The wild accusations against
appealed to USSR Premier Ni- religious groups, like the -Ortho-
kita S. Khrushchev, during the dox Church or the Moslem mi- the Israel government and Israel
recent Communist Congress in norities, possess. There are, by diplomats are only libelous,
Moscow, for restoration of full far, not. enough synagogues. without any foundation, and do
rights- to Soviet Jews. The Jewish.:
not contain a word of truth," a
With the exception of the small
Russian army men reportedly yeshiva in Moscow, there is no Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
presented a memorandum which possibility to train rabbis; there Diplomatic quarters here added
that the false accusations hurled
was signed, among others, by is no religious literature, etc.
by Tass only confirm the reports
Gen. Jacob Kreiser, head of
"As a national minority (the
Soviet forces in the. Far East; Jews in Russia are recognized of the last two weeks about the
Maj.-Gen. David L. Nemstov, as - a nationality), they have prac- arrest and imprisonment of lead-
Vladimir A. Duchni, an officer tically none of the facilities ing Jews in Leningrad and Mos-
cow_.
named. Pinhatze, and others.)
which other nationalities possess
Increasing concern was ex-
—namely their own schools; their pressed here about the persecu-
Goldmann Sees Russian
own
press,
their
own
theatre,
Discrimination Directed
tion of Jewish leaders in the
their own literature.
`Against Jewish Community
Soviet Union, the feeling being
"Lately, there was some im- that the trials in Leningrad and
NEW YORK (m)—Replying
'to a Tass statement made in provement indicated by the ap- Mnscow may indeed, represe
Moscow, quoting him about his pearance of a Yiddish journal
'a of ne
'evaluation of the situation of the and the preparation of the
t
Je
Jews in the Soviet Union, Dr. publication of a few books
U.S. ator
living Yiddish writers. J
York,
because of this slight impro
said today in Wow,
s way
Parley Probes Problems ment which raised great hopes to
the Soviet Union that he
of U.S. Immigrant Jews among many Jews, the shock would do his "best" while in
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Current was all the greater when we Moscow to inquire into the re-
problems in the settlement of learned about the arrest of the ports of the recent arrests of
Jewish refugees and migrants in Jewish leaders in Leningrad Jewish religious leaders in the
USSR).
the United States were discussed and Moscow.
"Nevertheless, I am not sure
at a private workshop, sponsored
British Jews Appeal to
if
this
indicates
a
radical
by' the United Hias Service. It
Moscow; Plead for
was attended by Jewish social change to the worse of the Jewish Religious Rights
service agency leaders from 28 Jewish situation in the Soviet
LONDON, (JTA)—The Board
Union and we have to wait
,1 communities.
James P. Rice, United Hias for further developments be- of Deputies of British Jews ap-
pealed to the authorities of the
Service executive director, re- fore we can pass judgment.
' ported that more than half of
o sum up e Soviet-Jewish Soviet Union to "reverse the
harsh measures against
the 6,500 migrants the world,
errlt i my opinion, present
the Jewish religion and culture."
wide agency aided so f this
anti-Semitism The appeal was voiced on behalf
year have come to ite
widual Jews but a_ of the Board by the organiza-
States.
of discrimination
Ann S. Petluck, dir
gainst the Jewish community as tion's president, Sir Barnett
United: States operat , who a minority which would be con- Janner, after the monthly meet-
was workshop chair n, said demned to disintegration if the ing of the deputies yesterday.
Sir Barnett called on the
1961 was "a year of multiple present policy should continue
crises" for Jewish migrants.
for a long. time. And as this USSR "to provide conditions un-
der which the Jewish community
in the Soviet Union could orga-
nize its religious and cultural
rg 'eAr c•
life in accordance with the pro-
C) NI IPA N V
visions of the Universal Deelara-
tion of Human Rights."
"Unfortunately," Sir Barnett
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said, "the position of Jews in
the Soviet Union has now become
even more serious, with the re-
Sq.
Yd.
ports of the arrest of prominent
Moscow Jews, and the disband-
ing of the Vaad Yeshiva, (the
Board of the Jewish Rabbinical
Value
Seminary) in Moscow. We pr
that these eve
shadow a rett
Jewish atmospi
era."
The Board uties •1 is-
cussed yesterday the situation of
the Jews in West Germany. De-
velopments there, Sir Barnett
said, "are most disturbing." He
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for an improved status for for=-
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mer Nazis and former members
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Prior to that agreement, said
the Board president, there was a
continuing program in West
Germany for the apprehension of
Cb NI IPA IN V
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years since the world was shocked
by an outbreak of anti-Semitic
manifestations in Germany. It is
too soon for a relaxation of de-

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