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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-04-05

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Warsaw Ghetto Twentieth Anniversary
Commemoration Sunday at Adas Shalom

The city-wide 20th anniver-
sary commemoration of the War-
saw Ghetto Uprising, which con-
stituted "a chapter in the annals
of human heroism and a warn-
ing to would-be oppressors," in
the words of President John F.
Kennedy, will be marked in De-
troit with prominent national
and local personalities and sur-
vivors of the ghettos and camps.
This program, now a traditional
event here, will be held Sunday,
8 p.m., in the Adas Shalom So.
cial Hall, '7045 Curtis, it was an
nounced by Irving Pokempner
and Sidney M. Shevitz, co-chair-
men of the Jewish Community

DR. MEYER BARKAI

Council's culture commission,
under whose auspices it will be
conducted.
Dr. Meyer Barkai, author of
"The Fighting Ghettos," will de
liver the keynote address. After
having personally experienced
pogroms and taken an active part
in Jewish self-defense, he studied
at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, where he received
his doctorate. He served in Ha-
ganah; the underground Jewish
s e 1 f - defense organization in
Palestine, and participated in

the defense of the Yishuv dur-
ing the riots of 1936. When
World War II broke out, he
joined the British Eighth Army,
and took part in the North Afri-
can and Italian campaigns. He
participated in helping the newly
liberated concentration camp
victims reach Palestine through
channels of then illegal immigra-
tion.
In addition to "The Fighting
Ghettos," he is co-author of "Pic-
torial History of Israel."
Emma Schaver, renowned
concert soprano and recording
artist, will be featured in the
artistic portion of the pro-
gram. Rabbi Benjamin H. Gor-
relick, a former United States
Army Chaplain, who worked
actively with the newly liber-
ated displaced persons, will
deliver an address. Cantor
David Bagley of Beth Aaron
Synagogue will chant liturgical
selections. Rebecca Frohman
will accompany on the piano.
Gertrude Strauss, radio and
television personality, also
will participate.
Among the ghetto and concen-
tration camp survivors who will
take part are: Norman Adels-
berg, who lived through the ex-
periences of the Riovyosk Ghetto
and Matthausen Concentration
Camp; Isaac Greener, who sur-
vived the Cracow Ghetto and the
Cracow and Plashuv Concentra-
tion Camps; Joseph Klein, who
was in the Gurien Concentration
Camp; Etta Moss, a survivor of
Birkenau, Mildorf, and Ausch-
witz Concentration Camps; Mrs.
Henry Morgan, who survived- the
Lodz Ghetto, Taucha, Ravens-
bruck and Auschwitz; and Mania
Steinbaum, who lived through
the experiences of the Radom
Ghetto, Pionki, Auschwitz, and
G e or g e n t h al Concentration
Camps.
Much of the story of the fierce
heroism and courage of the Jew-

ish ghetto fighters was revealed
after the Allied Armies had
liberated the survivors.
To honor the heroes of the
Warsaw Ghetto, the President of
the United States was author-
ized in a resolution adopted by
the United States Senate Judici-
ary Committee to issue a procla-
mation calling upon the people of
the United States to observe
the 20th anniversary commemo-
ration of the Warsaw Ghetto Up-
rising with appropriate cere-
monies. President Kennedy's
proclamation was quoted last
week editorially in The Jewish
News.
Pokempner and Shevitz urged
individuals and organizations to
be present at this important
event, which will be commemor-
ated throughout the United
States, England, France, Israel,
Canada, and in other countries.
Tickets will be available at the
Adas Shalom Social Hall on
Sunday evening.

Tributes to Dr. Weizmann 9 Samp
of His Declarations, in Brochure

The American Section of the
Jewish Agency has issued an im-
pressive 64-page brochure, con-
taining excerpts from the his-
toric statements, writings and
addresses of Dr. Chaim Weiz-
mann, on the occasion of the
•10th anniversary of his death.
Edited by Sam E. Bloch,
"Chaim Weizmann" contains in-
troductions by Dr. Nahum Gold-
mann, Moshe Sharett and Mrs.
Rose L. Halprin.
Included also is a biographical

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The .selections from Dr. Weiz-
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four. Declaration and the Pales-
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5-Month `Chelmno Trial' Concluded;
6 Are Imprisoned for Killing Jews

BONN, (JTA) — Sentences
ranging from 15 years at hard
labor to verdicts of nominal guilt
without penalty were handed
down by a jury court here in
the five-month trial of 12 former
SS guards accused of participa-
tion in the murder of 180,000
Jewish men, women and children
in the Chelmno concentration
camp during the years 1941 to
1943.
Gustav Laabs, 60, and Alois
Haefele, 69, each received terms
of 15 years at hard labor. Walter
Burmeister, 56, was given a 13-
year term. Kurt Moebius, 67,
was sentenced to eight years'
imprisonment. Karl Heinl, 50, re-
ceived a seven-year term. Ernest
Burmeister, 63, received a three-
and-a-half-year penalty.
Herbert Schroeder, the jury
court president, also announced
that while the other six defend-
ants were found guilty of compli-
city in the mass murders, the
court did not impose any sen-
tences on them, in accordance
with a provision of West German
penal law. Under that provision,
sentence was not imposed be-
cause their crimes were not re-
garded as sufficiently grave to
merit the minimum three-year
prison term for such crimes. The
trial lasted about six months.
The Chelmno camp was located
near Lodz in occupied Poland.
Laabs was charged with mur-
dering 100,000 Jews in gas vans
and with personally shooting

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was accused of beating Jews and
with fooling Jews in incoming
transports as to their exact fate.
Haefele's assignment was to fool
Jews about their fate and with
shooting Jews personally. Moe-
bius frequently forced Jews into
the gas vans. Heinl was charged
with using a leather whip and a
club on the doomed Jews. Ernst
Burmeister supervised herding
of Jews into death vans and
either killed or assisted in the
killing of sick slave laborers.
Those not punished in the ver-
dicts were Martin Meier, an as-
sistant gas van driver; Walter
Bock, a guard who forced Jews
into the gas vans; Wilhelm
Heuckelbach, Friedrich Mader-
holz, Wilhelm Schulte and Anton
Mehring.

Dimondstein Issues
Quarterly in Israel

Boris Dimondstein, publicist,
artist, sculptor, poet, critic, who
has been publishing his works
in California, is now continuing
to produce his literary criticisms
and his original works from his
present home in Safed, Israel.
His newest product is his Yid-
dish quarterly review, Isruel-
dike Literarische Heften, and its
addiess is P.O. Box 1153, Safed,
Israel.
The current volume contains
numerous essays of tribute to
Dimondstein on his 70th birth-
day.
There are essays by the late
Daniel Persky; an essay by Aba
Gordin and another about Gor-
din's literary contributions by
Noah Steinberg.
A number of other noted writ-
ers participate in this issue of
Dimondstein's quarterly with
poems, essays, literary criti-
cisms and reminiscences.

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Passover Cookies. De luxe Continental
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Passover Petits Fours. Chocolate-covered lay-
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Chocolate Matzos. Chocolate and chopped
nuts, molded into matzo form. 13 oz.—$1.75.
Passover Almond Kisses. Two toasted al-
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a Passover tin. Each candy individually
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