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Poland Finds Auschwitz Diary
Reveals Nazi Ca
mp Horror Tale
U1 Action Sought on Soviet
Jewry's Emigration. Rights:
-Day of Prayer Proclained
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (JTA) — Appeals to the
United Nations Subcom-mission on Prevention of Dis-
crimination and Protection of Minorities, now in session
here, to include reunification of families in its report
on the rights of individuals to emigrate from the coun-
try ' of their residence were voiced by representatives
of the World Jewish Congress and the Agudath - Israel
World Organizations. The appeals were aimed at secur-
ing the right of Jews to leave the Soviet Union and join
their families abroad.
Appearing before the Subcommittee on behalf of
the World Jewish Congress, Ralph Zackliri referred to
two situations arising from the denial of this right, with
a special humanitarian significance. These situations,
he said, were: 1.. The question of divided families; 2.
The question of expatriation of a. group to a country
for, which they felt some binding tie for national, re-
ligious or sentimental reasons.
-Dr. Isaac Lewin, speaking at the Subcommission
on behalf-of the World Agudah, also emphasized the
need for specific mention of the right of persons to emi-
grate for purpose of family reunification,
In Jerusalem, Israel's Chief Rabbinate proclaimed
Thursday as a special day of prayer on behalf of the Jews
in the Soviet Union and called upon Jewish communities
throughout the world to gather in their houses of wor-
ship, prescribing a special, solemn ritual.
to Receive 1962
LONDON, (JTA)—Diary - notations written by a Jew incarcerated by the
Nazis in the Lodz ghetto in_ 1942 and 1943, telling the pitiful story of starva-
tion, death — and the will to live and to save his daughter's life — are
published in the Warsaw newspaper, Nowa Kultura, which arrived here Monday.
The diary, according to Nowa Kultura, was found last summer by Polish
authorities in charge of the former Auschwitz concentration camp. The author,
who is identified in the manuscript only by the initials N.N., wrote in Yiddish,
framing his diary in the form of letters to someone called "Dear Willy."
The manuscript was found in a metal drum buried in the ground near
Creamatorium III of the infamous Auschwitz camp. There were 354 sheets, of
which 50 were totally disintegrated,. 174 mostly illegible except for a few words,
and the remainder quite readable. The pages still readable depict life in the
Lodz ghetto, where the Jewish population had risen to about 200,000. The
last 70,000 Jews from Lodz were sent to Auschwitz in the summer of 19,44,
and most of them were murdered by the Nazis.
In his diary, N.N. gave details about the starvation in the ghetto, severely
criticized Mordecai Chaim Rumkowski, Jewish head of the ghetto government,
who was later executed by the Nazis, and told of the writer's pathetic efforts to
save the life of his daughter who may have died of starvation. Reporting the
fantastically high prices of food in the ghetto, N.N. noted that the only salva-
tion for his daughter would , have been food. "But," he added ; "fa go and buy
something, who has money for that? Whole treasures would not be sufficient.
In a word, it is practically impossible to save anyone."
Despite his despair, N.N. wrote, according to Nowa Kultura: "As a former
lover of the Bible, together with the whole tortured brotherhood of ghetto
workers, I cry out: And, weltering in your own blood, you shall live." N. N.,
evidently, was killed, and his body disposed of in Crematorium III.
According to the Polish Commission for Research into Nazi Crimes, word
was received last summer from a former member of the special Nazi detail
assigned to cremate the bodies of gassed Jews, that 20 metal drums, containing
documents, had been buried near the crematorium. The N.N. manuscript was in
the first of the containers discovered when the commission started excavating
the area last summer. The newspaper reports that plans for further excavations
$1,958,000 Initial Allied Campaign
Gifts Marti Unofficial Open' ing of _Drive
. Detroit's Allied Jewish Campaign had an excellent start Tuesday evening, when the Pace Setters' group,
meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zuckerman, 27651 Fairway Hills Drive, Birmingham, announced total
subscriptions of $1,958,000--a sum raised from contributors who increased their last year's gifts by $350,000.
The Pace Setters are members of the big givers' group that previously met annually at the home of C.
William Sucher and the late Mrs. Sucher to mark the unofficial opening of the drive, and the meetings became
nationally famous as the "Sucher meetings." This year, due to the recent death of Mrs. Sucher, the local of the
gathering was transferred to the home of the chairman of the Allied Jewish Campaign.
The most notable factor about the Tuesday meeting was the participation in it of an impressive group of
younger men who are rising in the ranks of leadership and as large contributors.
Some of the large increases reported Tuesday, notably those of Max M. Fisher and Max Zivian, presidents
of the Jewish Welfare Federation and the United Jewish Charities; Zuckerman, Al and Tom Borman, Philip
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MRS. HENRY WINEMAN
Mrs. Henry Wineman
will receive•the 1962 Fred
M. Butzel Award at the
annual meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, at the Jewish Center,
Tuesday evening. Fresh
Air Society will be hon-
ored at a dinner preceding
the meeting, marking the
camping group's 60th an-
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Editorial on Page 4
Campaign leaders and guest speakers at Zuckerman meeting: From
the left, Sol Eisenberg, Al Taubman, Charles
Paul Zuckerman, Al Borman, Gen. Chaim Herzog, Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman and Phillip Stollman.