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January 11, 1963 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-01-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israel Court Sentences YOssele's
Uncle to 3 Years for Kidnaping

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sha-
lom Shtarkes was sentenced in
Jerusalem District Court to
three years' imprisonment for
kidnaping his nephew, Yossele
Schumacher, and to two years
for perjury in connection with
the case.
The sentences, which will run
concurrently, will be reckoned
from August, 1961, when
.Shtarkes was first jailed in Lon-
don on an extradition request
by the Israeli government. The
sentences are subject to appeal.
The sentences were handed
down by the three-man court
which included Binyamin Hal-
evi, president of the Jerusalem
District Court; and District
Court Justices Aaron Eden and
Moshe Cohen.
Yossele, whose disappear-
ance for two years stirred a
search for him on three con-
tinents, was finally found by
United States Secret Service
men in the home of a Brook-
lyn rabbi last summer. Shtar-
kes, who went to England aft-
er Yossele disappeared, was
extradited by Israel after
lengthy legal proceedings dur-
ing which he remained in a
London prison.
The court's judgment, which
took 90 minutes to read, found
that there was no doubt that it
was the accused who brought
Yossele to the isolated settle-

Israel's Parliament
Postpones Vote on
Education Television

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire •
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — The vote in
Israel's Parliament on an offer
by the Rothschild Group to un-
derwrite an experimental educa-
tional television facility was de-
ferred again Tuesday night.
T h e postponement resulted
from a failure of the coalition
executive to come to a decision
on whether to permit a free vote
on the controversial proposal or
to impose collective discipline on
the coalition partners. At the
last Cabinet meeting on Sunday
the National Religious Party and
Achdut Avodah asked to be re-
leased from obligations to sup-
port the project and the govern-
ment referred that request to
the coalition executive for a de-
cision.
The coalition executive will not
re-examine means of ending the
legislative deadlock. It was as-
sumed that if the action of the
government in accepting the
Rothschild offer cannot muster
a majority in Knesset in a free
vote, the coalition executive will
invoke the disciplinary clause
which binds all partners in the
Cabinet to support a particular
bill or to resign.

.

ment of Kommemiut to hide
him from his parents. Although
other prosecution witnesses fail-
ed to identify Shtarkes as the
one who took the boy to the
settlement, the judgment found
that Yossele, now almost 11-
years-old, was clever for his age
and that his clear statement
that it was his uncle Shalom,
the accused, who took him, was
reliable.
By detaining the minor and
depriving the parents of the
possession of their child, the
court held, Shtarkes was clearly
guilty of child-stealing and it
did not matter that Yossele co-
operated. Shtarkes had exploit-
ed the boy's faith and, by using
deceit, had terrorized him into
believing that his parents plan-
ned to return him to Russia
where he would become a "goy,"
the judgment stated.
The court rejected as un-
proven the argument that
Yossele's parents planned to
return him to Russia and stat-
ed that the only evidence sub-
mitted on this point was that
the boy's father, Alter Schu-
macher, had urged his wife to
agree to his going back, but
this was at an early stage of
their immigration and cer-
tainly not after they had
found employment, set up a
home in Holon and had re-
peatedly asked for the boy's
return from his grandfather's
custody.
Neither could Shtarkes claim
exemption from the charges on
the grounds that he was merely
an agent of his father, who was
custodian of the child and could
advance an honest claim that he
acted in good faith when he
thought he was preventing the
child's return to Russia, the
court found.
The judgment held that the
accused clearly perjured him-
self when he told the Israel
High Court he did not know
Yossele's whereabouts when the
boy's parents sought a writ for
his return. This was a deliber-
ate lie, but for which the
search for Yossele on three con-
tinents would have been short-
ened by two years.
After expressing its grave
view of the charges, the court
said it considered the petition
of Yossele's parents for leni-
ency, submitted by counsel in
a mitigation plea, and all other
factors in the public interest.



• e •

Cost of Livmg Hike
in Israel Seen as
Last for Awhile

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire -
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — The increase
in the cost of living allowances
scheduled for next July "is most
likely to be the last" such in-
crease "in the foreseeable fu-
ture," Finance Minister Levi
Eshkol declared here Tuesday.
He added that Israeli industry
might be asked also to accept
this rise in costs without raising
prices.
He said a reasonable measure
of economic stability would be
achieved in the second half of
1963 as a result of the current
price and wage freeze policy.
He warned, however, that the
public should not interpret this
statement as meaning that there
would be no isolated price in-
creases.
President Itzhak Ben-Zvi ex-
pressed Tuesday his concern
about the "dizzying gallop" in
Israel's living standards and
termed it one of the "grave
dangers" to Israel's economic
independence.
The president made his views
known in a letter to the parlia-
mentary finance committee in
which he said he had decided
to devote half of his 18,000
pounds tax free annual salary
to a special fund for the prepara-
tion of documents on the history
of the - Jews and Eretz Israel for
research and publication.

Utch Cotirt Orders Return cif Aiit
Stolen by Nazis from Jewish Family

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A
civil court at Arnheim ruled that
a sculpture belonging to the late
Jakob Goldschmidt, famous Ger-
man banker and Jewish philan-
thropist, bought during a Nazi
auction in 1941, must be returned
to the Goldschmidt estate in
New York.
The ruling, although still in
preliminary form, could affect
many millions of dollars worth
of confiscated. Jewish properties
disposed of by the Nazi regime.
The case had been brought to
the Dutch court by Alfred Erwin
Goldschmidt, of New York, a son
of the late Mr. Goldschmidt, and
a New York attorney, J. D.
Wolff, acting as executors of the
estate. They proved to the court
that an Honore Daumier bronze
sculpture, Ratiapil, now in a
museum at Cologne; West Ger-
many, had been part of the vast
Goldschmidt art collection left
by the Jewish leader when he
fled from the Nazi regime in
1933.
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Dr. Stilman Wins
CJC. Literary Award

MONTREAL, (JTA) — Dr.
Abraham Stilman, physician-
author, was awarded the H. M.
Caiserman Award for 1962 for
his two books, "Healer of All
Flesh" and "Marlette." Dr. Stil-
man has been for many years
the medical columnist of "The
Eagle," a bilingual Yiddish-
English daily newspaper here.
The H. M. Caiserman Award
was established by the Canadian
Jewish Congress in memory of
the organization's late general
secretary, and is made each year
"for distinguished work in the
field of Jewish arts and letters."

was auctioned off by the Nazis in
1941, and the Raumier w a s
bought by a Mr. Rentjes, a Dutch
art collector. The latter loaned
it to the Cologne Museum. The
Arhheim court ruled today that
Mr. Rentjes must get the bronze
back from Cologne and return it
to the Goldschmidt estate within
two weeks under penalty of 1,000
guilders (about $280) a day for
each day after the fortnight's
grace.

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of Mass Ghetto Murder p i

BONN, (JTA)—Georg Schlos-
ser, a former police inspector,
jailed since 1958 on charges of
committing mass murders dur-
ing World War II, was released
from prison in Bamberg. Schlos-
ser stands accused of mass mur-
ders in the Czenstochow Ghetto
in 1942-1943. However, some of
the witnesses needed for his
scheduled trial have been too
ill to appear in court. The man
was, therefore, freed.
The Lower Bavarian govern-
ment notified the town council
of Ansbach that it must cancel a
pension previously granted to
H. Haneu, former Mayor of the
town. According to Lower Ba-
varian officials, Haneu had been
appointed mayor of Anspbach,
in 1934, "only because of his
close association with the Nazi 111
Party." However, the Ansbach
council had granted him a full
pension which it must now re-
voke or find the pension sus-
pended by state officials.

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