West Berlin Jewry. Others op-
posed the idea on grounds that
the actual value of the property,
which includes a synagogue and
Jewish administrative buildings,
was five times that figure.
Under the agreement, the
West Berlin Senate will pay
5,000,000 marks to the West
Berlin Jewish Community this
month. Starting next January, a
Jewish Hospital Foundation will
direct the hospital' program as
a memorial to the Jewish vic-
tims of the Nazi regime. The
5,000,000 marks will be placed
at the disposal of the West Ber-
lin public housing program.
Five members of the Senate
and two representatives of the
Jewish community will serve on
the board of trustees of the hos-
pital foundation. The synagogue
and administration buildings,
and all other facilities on the
site, except the hospital, will be
available for use without charge
to the Jewish community.
Truman to Speak
at UJA Conclave
"I Always Order
Extra Light Scotch
by the case"
Viceroy's s got the taste that's right!
WEST BERLIN, (JTA) —
Terms of an agreement under
which the West Berlin Jewish
community will turn over the
279-bed Jewish hospital to the
West Berlin Senate in return
for payment of 5,000,000 marks
($1,250,000) were announced
The problem stemmed from
the fact that most of the hospi-
tal beds are occupied by non-
Jews and that the few surviving
members of the Berlin Jewish
community had never been able
to raise funds for the hospital
operation. T h i s • necessitated
regular subventions from the
As discussions proceeded over
a two-year period, some West
Berlin Jewish leaders favored
establishment of a foundation
which would be taken over by
the Senate on the basis of the
payment of 1,000,000 marks to
lection of the Literary Guild. It
grew out of St. John's experi-
ence as a war correspondent and
his acute awareness that during
any war not only most soldiers
but many civilians are called up-
on to make soul-searching deci-
He knew in Paris the owner of
a lingerie shop who had to de-
cide whether to continue in busi-
ness when the only potential cus-
tomers were Nazi soldiers buy-
ing lingerie to send home to
"Chuck" Gershenson says:
their wives and sweethearts; a
decision so impossible for her to
make that she committed kicide.
In Romania he met s radio
broadcaster who was offer-60
freedom for his Jewish wife if
he would broadcast the news
bulletins that the Nazis wrote
Some 1,500 delegates from all for him. Everywhere people were
parts of the country were gath- having to decide fundamental
ering in New York at the close moral and philosophical ques-.
of the week to attend the his- Lions that involved life or death, Plan for Continued-
toric 25th annual national con- freedom or servitude, escape or Controls of Foreign
ference of the
Later in Israel he talked with Currency in Israel
many survivors of the attempt
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
at genocide who told him poig-
held Dec. '7-9
Only the best is served.
nant stories of how they had es-
at the Ameri-
ment gave a first reading Tues-
caped the exterminators.
when the Gershensons
"The Man Who Played God" day to a bill providing for con-
entertain. in: their
is set first in Budapest, where
Pres i dent
St. John lived during the first
Harry S. Tru-
Naturally . . .
year of the war and where he the Israel Finance Ministry with
man will be
LAUDER'S is included
t h e principal
for its lightness and
Finance Minister Levi Eshkol,
that befell Hungarian - Jews.
speaker at the
The last part of the book is
finance regulations, anticipated
which is sched-
in 1948 as a war correspond- critics by asserting that currency
uled to set the
Charles H. Gershenson.
ent covered the invasion of six controls were still in effect in
Arab armies and their subse- countries more economically en-
ing goal and
quent defeat by young Israeli trenched than Israel. He added
that controls were still needed
he has made 10 return visits despite increased government
holdings of - foreign currency.
of the UJA's anniversary year. trips he presented David Ben- objections of the Liberal and
A series of national, regional Gurion with the first copy of Herut parties.
and community meetings, as his biography of the Prime
100:',; BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKIES,
well as many other special Minister.
86 PROOF, IMPORTED
The federal government owns
events, will mark UJA's 25th
BY GOODERHAM & WORTS LTD., DETROIT, MICH.
99.7% of Alaska and 86.9% of
year of rescue, rehabilitation he has worn since 1932, Robert Nevada.
and resettlement work of over- St. John is a speaker familiar
to American audiences. Having
A distinguished array of lead- just returned from a visit to the
ers of the American Jewish Middle East and Africa, Mr. St.
community and Israel is sched- John is now on a nation-wide lec-
uled to address the three-day ture tour lasting through Decem-
meeting. There will be a large ber.
For years a top Associated
delegation from Detroit.
Press foreign correspondent, then
NBC commentator, the Chicago-
born St. John was an idealistic
young newspaperman when he
Attorney General to
tangled with the notorious gang-
Withdraw Resignation ster, Al Capone, and received
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Attor- the bullet wound which left a
ney General Gideon Hauser has scar he carries today. His book,
submitted his resignation - to "This Was My World," tells of
Prime Minister David Ben- his life as a Chicago journalist
in the 20's and 30's.
His peregrinations began in
The reason behind the resig-
nation is a further deterioration 1939 when he went to Europe to
in the relationship between Jus- cover World War II, and con-
tice Minister Dr. Dov . Joseph tinued in Africa and the Middle
and Hausner, over the latter's East. From his experiences
abroad, he wrote "From the
Endeavors made to reconcile Land of the Silent People," "The
the divergent views of the two Silent People Speak," "It's Al-
government leaders, including ways Tomorrow" (a novel).
the appointment of a special "Through Malan's Africa," and
committee of jurists by the cabi- "Foreign Correspondent."
Journeying by such varied
net, failed to settle the matter.
Prime Minister Ben-Gurion means of transportation as "mam-
replying to Hausner's letter of my buses" in Ghana, pack mules
resignation, asked the Attorney in Yugoslavia, camels in the Mid-
General to reconsider his deci- dle East, submarines and jet
sion. The Prime Minister ex- planes, he has lived in, written
presed hope that a way could be about, or studied at first hand
found to reconcile the views sixty countries. His travels this
between Hausner and Joseph. It year around both Africa and the
is understood that Ben-Gurion Middle East have added many
and Hausner will meet, but that new countries to his extensive
Hausner is not inclined to with- list.
draw hi..; letter of resignation.
Joseph left for Tanganyika to Israeli Farmers
represent the Israel government Fear Loss of Crops
at the celebration of Independ-
TEL AVIV — Farm experts
ence Day here.
expressed doubts Wednesday
that first rains of the season
Hillel Foundations Exhibit
Tuesday night would save the
Jewish Ceremonial Art Objects winter crop if additional rain
Some filter cigarettes taste too strong—just like the
A gift to the Bnai Brith Hil- did not fall.
unfiltered kind. Some taste too light—and they're no fun at all.
The surprise rainfall was
lel Foundations of rare Jewish
art and ceremonial objects will heaviest in Tel Aviv with
But Viceroy tastes the way you'd like a filter cigarette to taste.
be displayed at its campus cen- smaller quantities in northern
Smoke all seven of the leading filter brands, and you'll
ters at Harvard and the univer- Israel and a sprinkling in the
sities of. Colorado and North northern Negev. Water auth-
agree: some taste too strong ... some taste too light ... but
orities, meanwhile, said they
Viceroy's got the taste that's right. That's right! That's right!
The three exhibits were do-
nated by Maurice Spertus of cubic feet of water in Tel Aviv's
ire vifad: 0/62624 ia ,9726etcco- glodada
Chicago, a prominent art collec- allocation because of the gen- 61902, DROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION 14_
tor who specializes in . Judaica. eral water shortage.
Robert St. John's forthcoming
novel, "The Man Who Played
God," a panoramic tale of World
War II, is the story of one Hun-
garian Jew who risked the stig-
ma of being called a collaborator
to purchase from the Nazis free-
dom for nearly two thousand of
his own people.
"I intended it," St. John says,
"as an Everyman story, which
would pose the question: What
-would I have done if I had been
in his place?"
"The Man Who Played God,"
which Doubleday will publish on
Jan. 4, 1963 is the February se-
West Berlin Senate Acquires Hospital from Jewish Community
-- THE DET ROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, D ecember 7 , 1962
St. John's Novel Tells of Hungarian
Who Saved 2,000 Jews from Nazis