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December 21, 1962 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-21

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UN Adopts Resolution
Outlawing Racial Bias

Trials Reveal
Nazi Brutalities

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Florida Mails Used for Anti-Semitism

CORAL GABLES, Fla., (JTA)
Postal authorities started an
investigation into mail received
by a Coral Gables Jewish busi-
nessman containing violent anti-
Jewish propaganda.
Samuel Blair said he received
an envelope with a Miami post-
mark in which a dollar sign had
been substituted for the first
letter of his first name, followed
by a hammer and sickle and a

COBLENZ—A former German
not mention the term "anti- chief prosecutor in Nazi occu
Semitism," stems from steps pied Minsk during the war testi-
designed to outlaw anti-Semi- fied Tuesday at the mass mur-
tism initiated here in January, der trial of 12 former Nazis
1960, by the Subcommission on that he protested mistreatment
Prevention of Discrimination of Jewish prisoners and that he
and Protection of Minorities.
stopped doing so out of alleged
At that time, the subcommis- fears he would end up in a
sion was exercised by the world- Nazi concentration camp.
wide spate of swastika-smear-
The witness was Willi Foge,
ings and anti-Semitic sloganeer-
now
a public prosecutor at
ing following the desecration of
the synagogue at Cologne, Ger- Kaiserlautern, who testified at
Israel Cabinet
many, on Christmas Eve of 1959. the trial of Georg Heuser and
Okays Big Budget
The resolution asks all gov- 11 other Nazis charged with
ernments
to take all "necessary the mass murder of some 35,000
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
Jews in Minsk. Foge testified
cabinet approved a 1963-64 draft steps to rescind discriminatory
that the SS and SD had their l
budget for submission to the laws" which have the effect of
own jurisdiction in the area
creating
or
perpetuating
racial
Knesset.
while he was in charge of the
prejudice
and
national
and
re-
While no details will be dis-
criminal court of the German
ligious
intolerance
"wherever
closed until the budget draft is
civil administration. As such he
actually introduced into the they still exist"; recommends told the court he was ,not per-
Knesset, it is understood to educational campaigns in all mitted to prosecute political
total close to 2,800,000,000 countries to discourage such cases such as those of Jews
pounds ($933,000,000) or about bias; "invites" all of the UN's destined for liquidation. He
500,000,000 pounds ($167,000,- own Specialized Agencies to do said he learned of the killing
000) more than the current likewise; and calls upon govern- of Jews only during the evening
budget. It is anticipated that ments as well as UN agencies to in chats with his colleagues.
the expenditures will be cov- report on these efforts by next
This statement was challenged
ered mainly by income tax year.
The measure requests the by a report from one of his
revenues.
Secretary-General to report back former subordinates read to the
Although Finance Minister to the Assembly on this topic at
court, which said that before
Levi Eshkol had promised there the Assembly's next session,
prisoners under Foge's jurisdic-
would be no general rise in beginning in September, 1963.
tion were taken from the Minsk
taxes, several exceptions are be-
prison to be killed those with
lieved incorporated into the
gold teeth had their teeth re-
9,000
Attend
Jewish
budget. These include a land
moved without any anaesthetic.
improvement tax now under Schools in Brazil
The pains caused disorder in
discussion in the Knesset,
RIO DE JANEIRO, (JTA)- the prison. Asked about the re-
higher inheritance taxes and While there are 9,000 pupils en- port, Foge said that he had ap-
higher imposts on travel abroad. rolled in more than 30 Jewish pealed both to the German Min-
The government may also make schools in Brazil, they consti- istry of Eastern Affairs and to
use of a measure already ap- tute only 25 per cent of the Franz Schlegelberger at the
proved by the Knesset granting Jewish children of school age, German Ministry of Justice.
the Treasury and the Knesset Moshe Rolnik, president of the Schlegelberger, now fighting in
Finance Committee authority to United Zionist Organization's West German courts for restora-
impose purchase taxes on Board of Jewish Education, re- tion of his pension of which he
services.
was deprived because of his
ported.
He said that there are 16 Nazi past, was described by
Jewish schools in this city, with Foge as completely helpless. In
CAMPUS
12 in Sao Paulo, and that 175 the end, the witness said, he
HOTEL
teachers are employed in all of had to give up his efforts to
the Jewish schools in this complain about the S'S and SD
16809 LIVERNOIS
or he "would have landed in a
country.
Across from U. of D.
Rolnik made his statement in concentration camp."
Overnight Guests, $3.50
opening "Jewish Education
BONN—One of the 13 former
up
Month." During the next four Nazi Storm Troopers and secur-
Weekly Rates
weeks, he said, a family-by- ity police officers charged with
$11.00 and $12.00
family series of visits will be complicity in the murder of
made by volunteers to every 180,000 Jews in the Chelmno
Comfortable Clean Rooms
Jewish home • in the country, in camp in Nazi occupied Poland
Maid Service - Phone Service
an effort to increase Jewish testified Wednesday in the trial
Homelike Atmosphere
youth enrollment in the Jewish that "all this was nonsensical
UN 1-1304
schools.
but what could we unimportant
people do against an order."
Ernst Burmeister, 63, was
charged with supervising in
1944 the herding of Jews into
prison gas vans at Chelmno.
Before the jury court here he
described in detail various
stages of preparing the vans and
has been proclaimed by _ all orthodox rabbinical
the subsequent burning of
organizations to assure the continued existence of
masses of corpses.
He also recalled how relatives
of intended murder victims
h
were deceived with postcards
written by some of the Jews
—the life-work of the renowned Gaon and Tzadik,
in Chelmno which read "we are
well we are working in Ger-
of blessed memory.
many."
His tragic loss, which has plunged the entire Jewish
Throughout his testimony,
world into mourning, has imperiled the future of
Burmeister referred to SS Col.
the crown of Torah institutions in this country, and
Bothman as the person in com-
mand at Chelmno. Bothman
Torah-loving Jews' in every community are called
committed suicide in a British
upon to rally to its rescue.
internment camp in 1946.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.,
(JTA) — A resolution calling
upon all governments to outlaw
racial prejudice and national
and religious intolerance, pend-
ing here in one form or another
for nearly three years, finally
won full approval of the entire
General Assembly.
The resolution, while it does

.

A Rabbi Aaron Kottler
Memorial Fund

Bet

edrash Govoha
Medrash

Contributions from individuals, as well as collections
from synagogue appeals, should be mailed to:

Rabbi Aaron Kotler Memorial Fund
Beth Medrash Govoha
Lakewood, New Jersey

20,000 Swiss Jews
The Jewish community of
Switzerland, which dates back to
the early Middle Ages, today
numbers some 20,000 persons,
most of whom live in the major
cities — Zurich, Geneva, Basle,
and Bern.

Star of David. Blair said he felt
the "decorations" should have
"caught some official's eye be-
fore it got to me." The enve-
lope contained anti-Jewish prop-
aganda material including a
pamphlet signed by George
Rockwell, founder of the Ameri-
can Nazi party.

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The Bialistoker-Western Aid Society

Celebrated the 27th Anniversary of its existence
Sunday, December 2nd at the Rainbow Terrace.
All members and a great number of guests
were present.
Mr. Ben Kaplan, floor manager, gave the open-
ing prayers and introduced Mrs. Max Finkel as the
chairlady and Mr. Max Finkel as the toastmaster
of the evening.
Mrs. Max Finkel welcomed the members and
guests and introduced the officers of the society.
Mr. J. Lipowitz, president; M. Finkel, vice-president;
M. Covensky, Rec. Sec'y., Mrs. M. Selik, Fin. Sec'y.,
Mrs. R. Galchinsky, treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Weiss, hospitalers, and M. Finkel, S. Rubin and
Mrs. M. Selik, publicity committee.
President J. Lipowitz 'greeted the guests and
thanked everyone for their participation in making
this affair the success it was.
A special thanks was expressed to those mem-
bers who came with their children—to make this
like a family affair.
Mr. Max Finkel, toastmaster, reported the ac-
complishments of the society and of their charitable
Work locally, nationally, and abroad.
A substantial sum of money was raised through
Max Finkel by auctioning off the lighting of the
anniversary candles.
Mr. Joe ,Radner recited the "Hamoitze." Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Weingart, who celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary, donated a generous contribu-
tion to the society.
The banquet officers were as follows: J. Lipo-
witz, president; B. Kaplan, floor manager; Max Fin-
kel, toastmaster; Mrs. M. Finkel, chairlady; Mr.
and Mrs. R. Galchinsky, hosts; Mr. Abraham Evans,
treasurer; Mrs. D. Robinson and Mrs. S. Rubin,
flower girls; Mrs. M. Finkel and Mr. J. Radner,
flag bearers; Mrs. Sam Weiss, center piece bearer.

Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Judge
Nathan J.
Kaufman,
Chairman

Cordially Invite You to Attend Their

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Sunday, February 3, 1963 — 6 P.M.

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