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February 02, 1962 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-02-02

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THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, February 2, 1962 — 32

`Can't Blame Jews Staying in U. S.,'
Ben-Gurion Tells Hadassali Group

`Great Dictionary of Yiddish Language'
Assures Perpetuation of Noteworthy Terms

"As world Jewish affairs. "You are
much as I want many American such a strong organization," he
For a number of years, a
Ma ter i al Claims
language of all classes of the
Jews to come here, I don't blame said. "Go out into the Jewish Detroit branch of the national ' Jewish
Against Germany. The edit-
Jewish people, from the lan-
any Jew wishing to remain in the communities, extend your spheres Yiddish Dictionary Committee, ors-in-chief of this volume
guage of the scholar to the
United States," Israel Prime of influence."
which was organized by lead- are Prof. Judah A. Joffe and
language of the village Jew;
Minister David Ben-Gurion told
the noted author Yudel
members of the Hadas-
from the cultured language
HadaSsah leaders who arried sah The
Golden Jubilee mission took stitute for Jewish Research— Mark.
of the intellectuals to the
here to celebrate the Golden part
was at work here to gather
This dictionary is scholarly slang of the uneducated."
Jubilee of their organization.
funds and secure assistance in and monumental. The total
Thus, "the approach is not
However, he emphasized that special Hadassah Forest was the overall-effort to assure the work, the first complete com-
Israel needs. pioneering youth Fund. Leaders of the JNF paid publication of the long-awaited pilation in the history of the only linguistic. It is also cul-
tural and historical. Words. and
from every country.
Yiddish language, is to include expressions are associated with
tribute to Hadassah's contribu- dictionary.
"Remain in America as you tions toward afforestation and • Under the chairmanship of 200,000 words.
the characteristics of the Jew-
wish — but stay a Jew," Ben- land development in Israel. The Wolf Snyder, the Detroit com-
What makes this work so very ish way of life, with social
Gurion told the Hadassah mis- new forest adjoins the recently mittee enlisted support here distinct, as already indicated patterns and beliefs."
sion composed of more than . completed Hadassah-Hebrew Uni- and its members now have the in the first volume dealing with
As Prof. Horace M. Kallen
satisfaction of seeing the first a portion of aleph, is that im-
150 delegates. At the same versity Medical Center.
fruits of its labors.
portant quotations from classi- has said: "The dictionary be- _
time he urged Hadassah to fos-
Members of Israel's cabinet
The Yiddish Dictionary Com- cal and modern Hebrew and comes an indispensable bridge
ter Hebrew and Jewish educa-
and parliament attended the mittee has just released the Yiddish literatures are used to to the entire section of the
tion in the United States, to
ceremonies, and lauded Hadas- first of the 10-volume diction- explain many of the words. The culture of the Jewish people, of
strengthen personal relations
sah for developing modern hos- ary, listing 20,000 words and editors state that tens of thou- which Yiddish is at once the
with Israel, and _to encourage
pitals throughout Israel, main- related explanations. It is esti- sands of quotations will be in- vehicle and the voice."
the spirit of pioneering among
"The dictionary," the pub-
taining a high level of public mated that the cost of the first corporated in these volumes.
American Jewish youth. • health service, contributing volume
lishers explain "encompasses
He said he was certain that toward the development of
Since the first volume, dictionaries: they thus turn this all the new words that came
there- are thousands of Jewish youth inunigration to Israel. $35,000.
commencing with the letter monumental work into a schol- into Yiddish during the last
youths in the United States who
. years as a result of
Ben-Gurion met with the mem- aleph and its related adjec- arly encyclopedic thesaurus of hundred
could find profound satisfaCtion
the phenomenal flourishing of
tives and adverbs, reaches the Yiddish.

in rebuilding Israel.
final words ulkeven (trimming
This great storehouse of Yid- literary art, social movements
Mrs. Rose Halprin, former na- composed of about 150 Hadassah wood) and um (prefix to words), dish
terms is based on the co- and scientific research. It is the

tional president of Hadassah,
efforts of lexicog- key to all Yiddish documents
. ofissues.
and a member of the Jewish
tremendous tasks that lie raphers from many lands. In and an indispensable tool for
Earlier, the Hadassah leaders ahead to complete the work.
Agency, who presided at the
addition to the scholars who all future researchers into Jew-
meeting, told the Prime Minister attended ceremonies in which And the national committee is undertook the task in this coun- ish life and culture."
that Hadassah's influence reaches saplings were planted in a new determined, in spite of finan- try, authorities on Yiddish and
-To those who may question
into more than a third of the Hadassah forest which will ulti- cial difficulties, to attain its Hebrew in Israel, England, the need for such a serious
Jewish homes in the United mately cover the hills around goal. •
France, Australia and Latin undertaking, the answer is
the new Hadassah-Hebrew Uni-
Appearing under the title American countries have been provided in this comment by
"We shall do what has to be versity Medical Center here. The "Groyser Verterbukh fun der and continue to be at work on Roman Jakobson incorporated
in the publishers' statement:
done, in the things we believe saplings will form part of a gen- Yidisher Shprapk" — Great this treasury of words.
"For the semantic and stylis-
in — support of Israel and eral landscaping project planned Dictionary of the Yiddish
. Containing an inventory of
tic interpretation of Yiddish
strengthening of Jewish life." by Laurence Halprin, a San Fran- Language—Volume I was
'dialectic and local forms, to-
Hadassah, she said, "looks to cisco landscape architect. The aided with grants from the
gether with the standardized .vocables, it is particularly fa-
vorable that for the prepara-
- Israel as to a lodestar, for Juda- project-includes the planting in
National Foundation for Jew-
Yiddish terms,, the new dic-
tion of the dictionary there
ism renewed, for all Jews, wher- selected sites, of trees mentioned ish Culture and the cultural
tionary, as explained by the
are still scholars for whom
ever they choose to live." in the Bible.
funds of the Conference on
publishers, "encompasses the
Yiddish is a mother-tongue
President Ben-Zvi told the
and who reached adulthood
assemblage of 2,000 that Ha-
before the language suffered
dassah "represents 50 years of ZOA Sponsors Memorial Prayer at UN Meeting
so terribly from the' annihila-
valuable, fruitful activity." The
For the first time since the ' The prayer will be recited by by Max Bressler, president of tion -of Eastern European
organization, he said "in its establishment of the United Na- Cantor Robert H. Segal of Con-
the ZOA.
size, in its development and tions in 1946, the ancient He- gregation Bnai Jeshurun of
New The ZOA-UN briefing confer- Because Yiddish is "increas-
in its 50 years as a. phenome- brew liturgy, the Hebrew
ence, which will begin with a ingly affected by lingual assimi-
non, not Only among Zionist memorial prayer "El Mohle York•
luncheon before noon and con- lation to other languages," the
bodies but among Jewish or- Rachamin," will be chanted
The memorial service, which clude in the afternoon, will be publishers assert that "we could
ganization in general, holds the within the United Nations head- will
precede a United Nations
place of pride among the Jews quarters. on Feb. 12—Lincoln's briefing conference, will high- addressed by Ambassador Adlai not postpone the work on the
dictionary," in order that Yid-
living outside Israel."
Birthday — during a memorial light the presentation of a E. Stevenson, head of the United
Dr. Nahum Goldmann urged service sponsored by the Zionist plaque commemorating the work States Delegation to the UN; dish literary terms should not
Hadassah to be "more ambitious" Organization of America in tri- of the late Secretary General Ambassador M. Armand Berard, be "reLegated to oblivion."
is a sad note, but lovers
by playing a still greater role in Bute to the late Secretary Geri- for the cause of • world peace. perm anent representative of of It
and those who value
American- Jewish lif e and in eral Dag Hammarskjold. The presentation will be made France to the UN; Ambassador the Yiddish
treasures in its literature
M. Frederic Guirma, permanent
representative of Upper Volta, will concur that the literary
and Ambassador Michael S. Yiddish values should be pre-
Comae, head of the Israel Dele- served. This dictionary is a
means to this end. Therefore
gation to the UN.
this "Great Dictionary of the
The ZOA-United Nations Yiddish Language" must be
(Direct JTA Teletype wire
for a Rio firm,. was described by lapsing Nazi regime at the end Briefing Conference will climax Viewed and accepted as a great
to The Jewish News)
RIO DE JANEIRO—Rio police police as having an "astonishing" of the war.
two-day sessions of the national contribution to Jewish literary
said they were awaiting finger- resemblance to the hunted Nazi
It had also been reported that executive council of the Zionist creations.
print records from West Ger- doctor.
—P. S.
he left Argentina immediately Organization of America.
Many of Dr. Josef Mengele, a
Mengele had the assignment of after former SS Colonel Adolf,
long-sought Nazi, to compare selecting Jews in the Auschwitz Eichmann was seized there in the
with those of a - man under arrest and Bergen-Belsen death camps spring of 1960. • Later, Mengele
to be sent to the gas chambers, was reported to have been seen
The suspect, who was seized at permitting some healthy victims in various countries, including
"1rY.F3 'In?" -
at health resort in PocOs de to live for, forced labor purposes. Egypt.
CaldaS last Wednesday, said his Many survivors have described
name was Koloman Schueller his activities in the Nazi camps.
mr)pri r-1717.
and that he was a Hungarian He was known to have been HEBREW CORNER
citizen. hiding- in Argentina for some
- ninT:4
The suspect, a sales manager time after fleeing from the col- Ashdod --`City

Brazil Claims Capture of Dr. Mengele,
Nazi Who 'Selected . Victims for Death

:1 '1 111 ;71 r1 4 11


Eiehmann Appeal Extension
Granted Until Next Tuesday

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

COLOGNE (JTA)—Dr. Robert
Servatius, counsel for former
Gestapo Col. Adolf Eichmann,
who was sentenced to death in
Israel as the executor of the
Nazi program that resulted in
the annihilation of 6,000,000
European Jews by the Nazi re-
gime, announced that he has re-
quested that the court in Jeru-
salem grant him an extension of
time for filing his appeal from
the Jerusalem District Court's
sentence to the Israel Supreme
The period for the appeal, to
have been filed within 10 days
after Dec. 15,. when the sentence
had been handed down, was ex-
tended by the Jerusalem court
to Jan. 25. Servatius said he re-
quested further extension to Feb.

5 because illness, from yellow
jaundice, prevented him from
completing his appeal.
ing Justice Yitzhak Olshan of
Israel's Supreme Court, granted
a ten-day extension, to Feb. 6,
for the filing of the appeal from
the verdict of the Jerusalem Dis-
trict Court, which sentenced for-
mer Gestapo Colonel Adolf Eich-
mann to death. A request for an
extension was received by the
Supreme Court yesterday from
Dr. Robert Servatius, of Cologne,
Germany, chief of the Eichmann
The family of Adolf Eichmann
has not made .a request to visit
him before he is executed if
the death sentence is carried out,
Minister of Justice Doi' Joseph
stated Monday in reply to a
question in Israel's Parliament.

of the Future'

Ashdod—a development village in
the south—appears in the Bible as a
city in which giants lived. The pres-
ent designer of the small village that
the number of its inhabitants reaches
up to 5,500 souls, are dreaming about
returning to the the place its histor-
ical greatness. A team of architects
and town designers fixed the sum
of two billion Israeli Pounds for the
various plans in the city: a popula-
tion of 250 thousand 'souls, the erec-
tion of over 60 thousand homes
(dwellings). the building of which will
cost about a billion Israeli Pounds,
the investment of 150 million I.L. in
centers for entertainment and recrea-
tion and the erection of elementary,
secondary. and higher establishments
of learning, and about 199 million I.L.
in various development works.
According to all the signs it is pos-
sible to turn over the place that in
the past served as commercial and
geographical junction between the
north and south—to a large and pros-
perous city. The perfected port (with
its completion the ports of Tel-Aviv
and Jaffa will be closed) and scores
of large industrial establishments will
draw to Ashdod thousands of sup-
porters. After the paving of the road
along the 'shore it will be possible
to go from Ashdod to Tel-Aviv in
25-30 minutes.
The inhabitants of Ashdod. old and
new settlers, see their future in the
place and are trying to establish
themselves in it (the city).
Translation of Hebrew Column Pub-
lished by Brith Ivrith Olamith. Jeru-


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