Playwright Schary Elected Chairman
Giv en Leacy
12,000 Canadian Jewish Victims
of Nazis Compensated by Germany
MONTREAL, (JTA) — During to the appropriate ministers in
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — A a Jewish organization since he
The survey said that in the I 1962, Jewish claimants in Canada Bonn."
national campaign to raise entered the White House.
main, . nationals prodded by in- ! were awarded a total of $4,-
$3,940,000 for its activities in
A number of pending immi-
In presenting the award , - uen la
to 711,300 by West German courts gration issues affecting prospec
1963 was launched here this Schultz cited the President's their fixed alumni,
weekend by the Anti-Defama- firm stand for separation of ties are pri vate associations "of and administrative authorities as tive Jewish immigrants from
tion League of Bnai Brith at church from state, persistent congenials" with the right todis- a result of efforts of the United various countries to Canada will
its five-day annual meeting. opposition to forces of the criminate—even though state au- Restitution Organization, the Ca- be discussed at a meeting be-
tween a joint delegation of the
marking the 50th anniversary extremes of left and right, thorities have ruled otherwise
of the existence of the organ- expansion of equal employ- and many local fraternity chap- nadian J e wish Congress re- Canadian Jewish Congress and
ization. Dore Schary, playwright, ment opportunities through- tens have disaffiliated with their ported. the Jewish Immigrant Aid Serv-
The Congress, which repre- ice and Richard Bell, Minister of
was elected national chairman out the federal establishment, nationals over the issue.
sents the URO in Canada, also Citizenship and Immigration, in
of the Lelgue.
denunciation of outrages per-
reported that as of Dec. 31, Ottawa,- Feb. 15.
Paul H. Samplinger, of New petrated against minorities, Texts Are Slanted
1962, the total of funds awarded
York, was named chairman of executive orders combating
Canadian Jewish claimants
the national fund-raising cam- discrimination and other steps on Religious Histor y, was $23,784,800 and that some Hebrew Corner
paign cabinet. Norman Tishman to promote freedom.
ADL Survey Finds • 12,000 Jews benefited from the 1-1
was named chairman of the
President Kennedy commend-
ty erman Nuns
Most elementary school social work of the URO in Canada.
campaign in New York. Robert ed the Anti-Defamation League
The claimants are mostly for- •
S. Engleman will head the cam- for "tireless pursuit of equality studies textbooks are "grossly mer refugees and displaced per- m erusa em
paign in Chicago. Jewish com- of treatment for all Americans"
house is an old one and is
of American society, because sons from Poland, the largest on The
munity funds throughout the and "a lasting and substantial they
a narrow street in the Talpiot -
single group, Rumania and Hun- Quarter
- of Jerusalem. There are-
country are expected to support contribution to our democracy!' view of . religious history and gary, who spent years in Nazi many houses
like it, only a new
He said the founders of the have "definite sectarian tenden- concenntration and forced labor sign on the door sets it apart from
the ADL fund-raising effort.
the other houses. "The Abraham
camps. In addition to their House" is the wording on the sign.
Supreme Court Justice Arthur
to it is a silver mezuzah.
J. Goldberg! was honored at a try were animated by a sense
Samuel Dalsimer of New York, claims for compensation for in- Next
This is a convalescent home for
breakfast session as a man of commitment to test the capa- chairMan of the Bnai Brith Anti- carceration, they may be eligible Nazi
victims that was opened a
whose life is "vivid testament cities of men for self-govern- Defamation League's program for pension payments because of few months ago by a group of
nuns called "The .Mary
e to their Sisters." In
of what the Jew has given
committee, said that a survey
every room on the wall
is a sentence from the Bible. The
America and how he has en- able to all the people. He said of 120 leading texts used in the health, the Congress said.
kosher, the young nuns
The CJC also reported that . know Hebrew
riched this land." He was pre- this was "a great inheritance." nation's elementary s c h o o l s
sented with a handcraft Me - "I think," he stated, "it is not found that they appear to favor the remaining single most im-
"The Mary Sisters" organized as
in the year 1939.
"Protestantism over Catholicism portant problem was that a very ' ien Hitler prohibited
lai ge number of victims of Naz- 14.! s reading groups. After
have a chance in 1963 to share and Christianity over Judaism," ---2
In a ccepting his post, that great concept which they and ignore the pluralistic nature ism are not considered eligible, the isters began actual work.
Schary said that he believes felt so deeply among all of our
In the year 1949 they built a
under West German compensa-
that "anyone who achieves people to make this really, as of American life.
in Dormstadt, Germany. They
tion laws, for any payments be- house
it "Land of Canaan" and
any measure of success in it was for them, a new world, Treatment .
help Jews that still sur-
of Religion in Ele- cause they were unable to leave vived in to
- any field—business. arts, or a new world for us and, indeed,
Iron Curtain countries by Oct.
"We are not doing enough to
science—has a deep obliga- for all those who look to us." Textbooks," was conducted for 1, 1953, a cut-off date in the
expiate the deeds of the Nazis,"
tion to participate in the
they said. "We must go to the Holy
West German laws. The Con- Land
to help restore Israel."
world around him."
gress noted that negotiations
, what the ADL "has stood for, ris, a New York educator.
In 1957 the first two nuns went
Schary is the - f- ourth national for 50 years—that is what this
to Israel. They studied Hebrew in
Among the conclusions of the
b basis by - Jewish representatives an "ulpan" and also learned Jewish
chairman of the 50-year-old country has stood for 200 years, study are:
custOms. A year later three
cabinet offi- nuns joined them For thr
Anti-Defamation League, suc- and that is what this country
1. Textbook authors show anti - with West German
ork ed in Tel Ha-Sho mer hos-
ceeding Henry Edward Schultz, will continue to stand for."
Catholic bias. In their treatment ica s to obtain needed amend- pital.
At te h same time, their
New York attorney, who held
friends in Germany. collected the
Leading personages of all of the Reformation, many anti- ments to the law.
money to buy a house
the position since 1953. His pre- branches of government-4n- Protestant measures of persecu-
The CJC revealed that, at the in Jerusalem
— this is ;` "The Abra-
decessors were Judge Meier eluding Vice-President John.: tion are detailed but similar request of the Conference oh, ham House."
Every Friday evening there is a
Steinbrink of New York and son, members of the Supreme steps taken by Protestants are Jewish Material Claims Against
Shabbat . gathering. In the garden. _
Sigmund Livingston of Chicago, Court and members of the not discussed. The Reformation Germany, it made detailed rep- in
front of the house are flowers
presented as a battle in which resentations to the West German planted by the gardener of the
who founded the League in Cabinet — attended, together
with Bnai Brith and ADL the forces of good freed them - ambassador in Ottawa on the
On Jewish holidays there are
celebrations and the "Mary Sisters"
As a' playwright and producer, leaders from all over the
speak Hebrew even among them-
rather than as a product of the "assurances were received that selves.
Schary has used both film and country.
stage as vehicles for expressing
The event was 'featured Over
Translation of Hebrew column pub-
laved, with favorable comment, lished
of the time.
by Brith Ivrith Olamith, Jeru-
concern with some of the most coast-to-coast television with a ditions
2. Textbooks as a whole neg-
crucial issues of our time: anti- full-hour broadcast over CBS- lect
Semitism, juvenile delinquency, TV. The program was entitled after the Bible period—modern
modern-day morality, the coin- "Dinner With the President." Jewish contributions to our so-
Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Van ciety are largely ignored. In ad-
His work on behalf of better Doren wrote the script which dition, the relationship of Jesus
intergroup relations has brought depicted the American effort to the Jews is often portrayed
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him many awards, among them for democracy, freedom and in a manner too . superficial to " p
equality through folk songs and dispel misconceptions underly- —
The One World Award of th - ballet.
American Nobel Center for
3. While the textbooks studied r-1 1, viDL? iro?;
"contributions on the screen to
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international peace," the Thom- s ADL S a s 'Old Grads' stress the importance of religion
as Jefferson Award for "dis- Keep Discrimination
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tory, they treat contemporary re-
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munity" in the production of WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dis- ligion as being primarily a mat- ritg
ter of church-going, with a limit-
such films and
in college fraternities ed
role in welfare services and ,z7k. . -T)f.tr: L? rtiVx1;:r nii T - ir7.1
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Time, and one of ADL's first i "old grads"—old-time "defend- said
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Judaism is often treat-
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Awards for "distinguished con-
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tributions to the enrichment of
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the nation's democratic heri-
tudes and trends, it is reported
tage." Among his many works by
is "Sunrise at Campobello," a of Bnai Brith.
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Israel Opera Leader
play based on the story of
The study on fraternity bias Pleads Innocent of
Fr a n k l i n Roosevelt's fight r pubrined - in connection with the
against paralysis. !League's 50th annual meeting, Nazi Collaboration
irrixl 1?..im -1 - 7r) tri?inn oPilt)P
Born in Newark, New Jer. noted that although bias has
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to The Jewish News)
sey, the 58-year-old Schary markedly lessened since the end
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has been active in League of World War II—mostly
II—mostly be- . TEL AVIV—Hirsch Birenblatt,
affairs 'since 1937 when he cause of pressure from under- Israeli National Opera conductor, nilr'? , r. Wrr ► tit2n nor tt)70
helped organize an ADL chap- graduates and college adminis- pleaded not guilty Monday to n44- k.orr - ri7L7triln
ter to combat neo-fascist trators—"democracy on the cam-
with the Nazis in Poland in per-
activity in the Los Angeles pus"- still a long way off.
of Jews and trial was
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According to the survey, a bit- secution
set for March 11.
President Kennedy voiced
Birenblatt, who was a police,
high praise for the Bnai Brith's undergraduates and educators, chief in Bedjin, Poland, in 1942,
who are aware of changing social was indicted on 12 counts under i'?V 74n r'n.tj 711 z717.- ,1939 nstri ~ rrty7
its values in the United States, and
the 1950 Israel law for the pun- 7,ricp: ltgx- n'trilp v: r!zri '7.17 llokt 1
est American principles of the conservative "old grads" ishment of Nazis and their col-
who are contributors to the col- laborators. The charges included
men. He declared that ADL
alleged extortion of money from
tive employment of new grad- Jewish prisoners, beating Jews, ' init57 nil/tj Imep ny`l ~ j77 rn 1 7
has dedicated itself for 50 years uates.
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to the cause for which all of
compelling them to work in Nazi
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years. has stood for the last ties have removed racial and re- the Nazis to steal sewing ma- -1.,t, 173
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Kennedy's praise of ADI., from their constitutions and by-
took place here at a dinner laws, and some have offered Jewish victims. He faces a max- l'pnx-rr-Inr, ittin /1i-inn Pr3 1.1
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Jan. 31. Henry Edward Schultz, waivers of the "socially accept- imum penalty of 10 years in
national chairman of ADL, pre- able" clause to chapters requir- prison if convicted.
Birenblatt, who came to Israel
sented to the President ADL's ed by some universities to purge
"America's Democratic Legacy themselves of bias, publicly
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Award." The. occasion marked stated policies of non-discrimina- survivor from Bedjin said he rec-
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the President's first appearance tion are quietly circumvented by ognized the musician when the
latter appeared as a piano accom-
in person on the platform of "gentlemen's agreements."
panist in a concert at a kibbutz.