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September 14, 1962 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-09-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, September 14, 1962 -- 12

lOth Anniversary of Reparations Pact
Is Observed in Israel, West Germany

tenth anniversary of the signing,
of the Israel-West German repa-
rations agreement was marked
here with a statement issued by
Finance Minister Levi Eshkol, a
special program broadcast by Kol
Israel, the state radio network,
and by editorials in the coun-
try's leading newspapers.
The statement by the Finance
Minister — which was prepared
prior to Eshkol's departure for
Europe and the United States—
said that the Bonn government
had fully and precisely carried
out the agreement in accordance
with the declared aim to com-
pensate for the material damage
caused by Hitler and his crimi-
nal regime.

Participating speakers in the
broadcast commemorating the
anniversary included Dr. Na-
hum Goldmann, president of
the Conference on Jewish Ma-
terial Claims Against Ger-
many; Moshe Sharett, chair-
man of the Jewish Agency
executive; Pinhas Sapir, Minis-
ter of Commerce and Industry;
Dr. Eliezer Shinnar, head of
the Israel Mission in Cologne;
and Professor Franz Boehm,
who headed the West German
delegation at the Luxembourg

reparations negotiations.
Davar, official organ of

Histadrut declared in its editorial
that, although the agreement has
been implemented correctly and
the payments were even acceler-
ated, it cannot be regarded as
any kind of atonement for the
terrible crimes committed
against the Jews.
"It represented at most a mod-
est restoration of stolen Jewish
property, the proceeds of which
were used for the economic ab-
sorption of tens of thousands of
refugees who went through the
hell of concentration camps,"
the paper declared.

Haaretz, independent daily
newspaper, noted that it was
extremely difficult to imagine
the development of Israel's
economy for the past decade
without reparations. At the
same time, it said that the
failure of the Bonn govern-
ment to establish diplomatic
relations with Israel was an

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The English - language daily,
the Jerusalem Post, lauded the
decision 10 years ago that Israel
participate in the agreement cit-
ing the foresight in divesting the
question of its bloodstained emo-
tional context. "The agreement
was vindicated both from the
political and economic angles,"
the Post declared.
BONN, (JTA) — Dr. Konrad
Adenauer, the West German
Chancellor, observed the 10th
anniversary of the signing of the
German - Israel Reparations
Agreement in 1952 in a state-
ment declaring he felt the pact
had furnished "a solid basis for
steadily improving relations be-
tween the German people and
the Jews."

"I am satisfied," he assert-
ed, in a special message pub-
lished in the government's of-
ficial B u 11 e t i n, "that the
German Federal Republic has
implemented the obligation it
assumed 10 years ago."

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Restitution Pact
Goes into Effect

VIENNA, (JTA) — Officials
announced that Austria and
West Germany exchange here on
Tuesday ratification documents
on the agreement by which the
Bonn government will contribute
to a fund for compensation of
Austrian victims of Nazism.
West Germany pledged to pay
$80,000,000 toward the total pro-
gram. The Austrian government
has not yet made public the
amount it will contribute to the

More than 500 Jewish lead-
ers from the United States
and Canada will take part
in the National Planning Con-
ference for Israel Bonds
which will be held at the
Shoreham Hotel in Washing-
ton, Sept. 21-23. The confer-
ence will launch the Fall
phase of the 1962 Israel Bond


War of Liberation, was situated
in a dangerous position between
the front lines. Then many ba-
boons fled from their unsuffi-
ciently guarded cages and it was
a hard and dangerous task for
the atendants to bring them
back. A pair of Syrian bears
ran three kilometers into enemy
territory and could only be
caught with the help of United
Nations personnel and a team
of Jewish policemen. The big
Abyssinian lion was hit by a
stray bullet and had to undergo
an operation, which saved his

The many observations on ani-
mal and plant life contained in
the Bible are proof of a deep
and loving knowledge of the
nature of the country on the
part of the authors.
We know now that the Israel
countryside was densely wooded
in antiquity and intensively cul-
tivated by its inhabitants, and
that it had a rich wild life which,
through the subsequent centuries
of wars and wasteful exploita-
tion, has deteriorated.
It was, therefore, only a short
step to the idea, conceived in
When the situation deteri-
the 1940's of building up a col- orated and it became too dan-
lection of the flora and fauna gerous for the animals to be
of the country as it existed in kept close to the fighting zone,
Biblical times—a Biblical zoologi- the Zoo moved to its present
cal and botanical garden. Such location.
a collection which was built up
In one corner of the Zoo com-
on the compound of the zoological
department of the Hebrew Uni- pound is a botanical garden which
versity, is at present under the contains flowers and shrubs men-
direction of Prof. A. Schulov of tioned in the Bible.
that department.

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issued in the United States
in May, 1951. Outstanding
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the conference include David
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Bank of Israel (right), and Dr.
Abba Hillel Silver, chairman
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The missing species had to
be replaced by animals im-
ported from other countries.
Lions were brought from
Abyssinia and South Africa
and bears from the mountains
of Lebanon. Central African
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which are said to have lived
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A number of animals were

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Thus a two-year-old baby ele-
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Many dramatic incidents are
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The collection of animals, of
which the Bible mentions 130
in all, has now been brought
to completion. It is a present
housed in an extensive, well-
wooded terrain on the out-
skirts of new Jerusalem. In
order to propound the idea of
a Biblical Zoo, the various
cages bear, besides the He-
brew and Latin names, also
the citation from the Bible in
which the animals are men-

Only a very small number of
the animals have continued to
exist here, the turtle dove and
the leopard which prowls in de-
solate mountain spots of Galilee,
and certain species of deer.
A difficulty that presented it-
self was that of identifying the
animals. In the Bible one finds
several names for one and the
same species as, for instance,
in the case of the lion, the goat
and the rabbit, and in the course
of the centuries the same name
to be applied to different kinds
of beasts.

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A number of the country's
leading newspapers, noting the
anniversary, declared editorially
that it is regrettable that there
are as yet no formal diplomatic
relations between West Germany
and Israel. The Staatsanzeiger of
Cologne expressed the hope that
"this diplomatic twilight will
soon be removed, unperturbed
by the bluff and threats of the
Arab world."
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