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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, December 8, 1961 — 8

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Boris Smolar's

'Between You
and Me'

...

(Copyright, 1961,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,

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Inc.)

Meet Your Leader

At 85 today, Louis Lipsky is still a weighty force in the
_chambers of American Zionism . . . As dean of the American
Zionist movement, he watches all the nuances in the movement
and makes his opinion known . . . He is the much-respected
"elder statesman" of American Zionism both in this country and
in Israel .. .,,Licfsky, who embraced Zionism as a young man,
rebuilt the Zionist Organization of America into a strong body
which attracted more and more followers with each year . .
And most interesting is perhaps the fact that he, unlike most
Zionist leaders in this country at that time, was not European-
born . . . In many :respetcs Lipsky can be compared with Dr.
Theodor Herzl and Vladimir Jabotinsky . . . Herzl gave up a
career as an outstanding Austrian journalist to become the
"father" of political Zionism . . . Jabotinsky, a brilliant Russian
journalist recognized as an exceptional talent, gave up his career
in a leading Russian newspaper to devote himself to the Zionist
ideal . .. The same was the case with Lipsky . . . He was an
acknowledged theatrical critic on the staff of a leading American
newspaper and 'was recognized. as a fine English novelist, story
writer and playwright . . . Several volumes of his collected
works were published about 30 'years ago . . . He made no
secret of the faCt that his great love was American theatre and
literature . . . Yet this love took second place with him when he
became_absorbed in the Zionist movement . .. He was first sec-
retary of the American Zionist Organization and later became
its president and one of the strongest pillars of the Zionist
movement . . . His voice was heard at numerous World Zionist .
Congresses . . . He was a member of the Zionist Actions Com-
mittee—the highest ruling body between Zionist- CongresseS-
of the World Zionist Executive, and of the Jewish Agency execu-
tive . . . During the years of World War II, he was the chair-
man of 'the American Zionist .Emergency Council, central
coordinating body of all Zionist groups in the United States
• • . After the establishment of Israel, he was instrumental in
the formation of the American Jewish League for Israel, to
which he attracted many former top leaders of the American
Zionist movement.

Controversial Figure

Throughout his career, Lipsky was one of the most contro-
versial and colorful leaders of the American Jewish Community
. . . His interest in the Zionist movement led him to active
interest also in general Jewish life in America . • . He became
one of, the most active leaders of the American Jewish Con-
gress . . . He served as vice-president of the AJC and as chair-
man of its National Administrative Committee during the years
when the organization was strongly engaged in the fight against
the Hitler menace . . . It was in this period that he became the
principal architect of democratic organization in the interests
of American Jewry . . . To give force to his conviction that lead-
ergiip should be representative, the American Jewish Congress
conducted democratic elections . . . He was active in organizing
the World Jewish Congress, which held its first session in Geneva
in 1936 . . . Together with Henry Monsky, the late president of
Bnai BritJi, he later organized the American Jewish Conference
as representative body of American Jewry . . . Today, as always,
Lipsky's theory is that if democracy is a good way of 'life for
Americans, then American Jewry must also organize its institu-
tions and communities through democratic procedures.

Anti-Semitism in Austria_Brings
Appeals by Vienna Jewish Leaders

VIENNA—(JTA) — Vienna
Jewish community leaders have
expressed concern to Interior
Minister Josef Afritsch over' ac-
tivities, of neo-Nazis in Austria
and were assured strict action
would be taken.
The leaders cited the vandal-
izing of 40 Jewish headstones
in the Innsbruck Jewish ceme-
tery, and an anonymous tele-
phone call warning that the
Innsbruck synagogue would be
blasted.
The Minister said that the
Austrian government would act
with "the greatest emphasis and
severity" against those respon-
sible for such acts.
Police officials said today
that an evaluation of material
found during the arrests of
eleven leaders of a neo-Nazi
organization indicated that a
Austrian •eo-Nazi ring whi
received orders from centers
Munich and Nuremberg
been smashed. The arrests to k
place just before the start f
a planned new propagan ,
campaign slated to begin in t
first week of December, the
police added.

The police said they found
a complete nine point pro-
gram ready for distribution
to 1,000 recipients to launch
a nationwide smear and plac-
ard campaign against Jews.
The texts of the confiscated
placards contained such Hit-
ler slogans as "Jude Ver-
recke" –(Jews Perish!).
The mimeographed programs
provided detailed instructions
on Where to smear the anti-
Semitic slogans, how to affix
the placards to surfaces,' and
what to do if police intervened.
Police offiicals said the - or-
ders were identical with those
developing from Nazi under-
orld
ground activitie
cu-
War I Th ampaign
m • 0. also lled for a co er-
nna of "all count s
ce in
o-
oncer d" where other
Nazi a tivities wer to be
cussed.

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