of Passenger Service
Between Israel, U.S.
WSU Press Publishes Feuchtwanger Document
Procured by Simons; Book of Kelsey Columns
Thanks to great interest that by the readers.
The new Feuchtwanger book
has been taken by Leonard N.
Simons, prominent Detroiter is "one of those rare instances
who not only is noted as an ad- in which a talented and suc-
vertising agency executive but cessful literary artist discourses
who for many years has em- intimately and informally with
erged as an outstanding col- himself and his audience about
lector of - books and manu- the point and purpose of his
scripts, an hitherto unpublished art," Dr. Basilius states.
In his introduction, Feucht-
work by Lion Feuchtwanger, wanger
describes the extent of
one of the best known of the "imaginative historical writing"
German Jewish writers, is now and points out that some in-
the one of Salome
available as a Waynebook Ori- stances—like
who danced with the Baptist's
or the legend
William Tell or some Biblical
Simons- has c a 11 e d "The of
narratives—could not have taken
House of Desdemona," about place. Such writing,. he stated,
'has managed to outlive the op-
which he learned from Feucht- position
to scholars and the dis-
wanger's widow, to the atten- trust of critics in a lasting and
tion. of Wayne State University lively way." While anticipating
contradictions, he expressed the
Press, which has now issued hope
that his readers "should
it as a paperback, in a transla- have no prejudice against his-
fiction. Anyone who re-
tion from the German by Dr.
gards such writing as second-
Harold A. Basilius, who heads rate literature would do well to
desist from reading any further."
the WSU Press.
Feuchtwanger's "House of
Dr. Basilius, a former pro-
fessor of German, is highly Desdemona," subtitled "The
qualified as a translator, and Laurels and Limitations of
as one well informed about Historical Fiction," includes
Feuchtwagner and his works this review of published his-
he writes his foreward to this torical fiction: The Popular
Novel; Alexandre Dumas; The
volume with authority.
It is appropriate that the book Serious Historical Novel: Walter
should be dedicated "To Leon-
Scott;; The American Histori-
ard N.' Simons, Friend of the
cal Novel. A second portion of
Book and Ardent Fetichtwanger
Collector." Simons is the former
the book is devoted to Motiva-
president of the board of ad-
tions and Objectives of His
visers to the WSU Press.
Dr. Basilius calls attention to torical Fiction, Why Contem-
the fact that Feuchtwanger, porary Materials Are Disguised
who died on Dec. 21, 1958, at in History, and The Genesis of
the age of '74, was then en- an Historical Novel.
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g a g e d in completing the
"House of Desdemona" manu- Kelsey's Columns in
script. The translated work New Waynebook Original
W. K. Kelsey, to this day
contains as appendices the basic
outlines for this book as pre- "The Commentator of the De-
pared and revised by the au- troit News," has become in-
thor in 1957 and 1958; a biblio- delibly linked with the history
graphy of Feuchtwanger's Ger- of our community. His columns
man originals and their Ameri- are read with the keenest in-
can translations and an index terest, and he has covered a
to the .current book that will great variety of subjects. A
be considered most valuable collection of his most note-
worthy columns have been in-
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of Gordon, Aptekar
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The cast of "Little Mary Sun-
shine," musical comedy takeoff
of that bygone era of melo-
dramatic stage business current-
ly playing at the Vanguard
Playhouse, directed by Robert
Gordon, includes Jewish News
staffer Richard Aptekar.
Gordon, who directed USO-
Camp Shows during World War
II, has put together a fast mov-
ing, entertaining Detroit-made
With "Sunshine," Vanguard
is brightening this area's talent
horizon. Aptekar sings, dances,
acts in his role of "Buster," in
the forest ranger lineup. His
short scene with Little Mary's
Maid "Nancy Twinkle," draws
strong audience laughter.
This is his first effort for
Vanguard and the chorus sound
is brighter because of his pres-
Three German Suspects
Arrested for Murdering
2,000 Jews in Ukraine
NUREMBERG, (JT-A) — The
Nuremberg district court insti-
tuted proceedings against two
former policemen and a third
person suspected of the wartime
murders of 2,500 Jews in Nazi-
occupied Ukraine. The names
of the three suspects were not
Two Frankfurt public prose-
cutors were disclosed to have
left for East Germany to study
material for the trial in Lim-
burg late this summer • of Dr.
Werner Heyde, one of the
principal euthanasia specialists
during the Nazi era. Members
of a jury to hear the case were
sworn in yesterday.
Dr. Heyde is charged with
the euthanasia deaths of at
least 100,000 persons deemed by
the Nazis as too old or sick to
be permitted to continue to live.
He will be tried with three co-
defendants also accused of key
roles in the euthanasia program.
NEW YORK, (JTA) — The
250 of the selected columns are
Zim Israel Navigation Company,
included in this book.
Israel's largest shipping firm,
The sectional heads provide
marked the 10th anniversary of
clues to the variety of topics
its passenger steamship service
covered in this collection.
between New York, Haifa, and
Commencing with "Life with
Grandfather," in which life other Mediterranean ports.
in his family circle is re-
vealed, the next group deals
with "The Development of a
Columnist," containing views
on the conduct of life, on his
childhood and education, his
college and working days.
Other portions of the book
are under the sectional head-
ings of "The Skeptical Be-
liever"—views on faith, philos-
ophy, ethics, labor and capital;
"Democracy as Pro c e s s" —
attitudes on law and liberty,
justice and mercy; "History and
Historians" and "The Arts,"
and a section on "Of Imagina-
corporated in a Wayne State tion All Impact." These are
U n i v e r sit y Press 500-page articles on Biblical themes and
paperback, "Kelsey the Com- an impressive essay on Spinoza.
Dr. Linck explains in his
mentator — The Affirmations
and. Dissents of a Distinguished preface that Kelsey has had no
Columnist." It is an impressive hand in the organization of this
work that deserves the wildest volume, but that, "despite his
circulation in our community. characteristic pessimism con-
Compiled and edited by Dr. cerning the who business,
Orville F. Linck of the Wayne answered a great many ques-
State University faculty, nearly tions - patiently and courte-
In his evaluative 'introduc-
tion, Dr. Linck traces the back-
ground of the columns by Wil-
liam Kline Kelsey, the editor
of the News in 1931, George
Miller, having proposed that
Kelsey write a Brisbane-type
Soon after the Nazis attacked column for the News' editorial
Russia in World War II, Einsatz- page.
gruppe B—the murder machine
of the Nazi Security Police and 'Philosophy in Literature'
Security Service—moved in, kill- by Morris Weitz Published
ing 70,000 Jews within a few
A Waynebook Original—pub-
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mando (Special Commando) '7A,
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Another new WSU Pr e s s
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erated in a large area which
covered at least 39 cities, towns
and other localities where Jews
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1941 and others as late as 1943-
44. Some of the places where
the killings took place in the
summer of 1941 were Nowo
Molodetschno, Welisch, Wileika,
Witebsk, Welikije-Luki. In the
fall of 1941 massacres occurred
in Kalinin, Staritza and Goro-
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44, the Special Commando was
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The World Jewish Congress
urgently requires persons who
witnessed the arrests and mur-
ders, or learned about them
from reliable sources, to come
forward and give evidence.
Anyone at all who has any
information about these mas-
sacres, or who knew persons
living in the regions concerned
in the years 1941 to 1044, is re-
quested to communicate with
Dr. Nehemiah Robinson, World
Jewish Congress, 15 East 84th
Street, New York 28, N. Y.,
(Tel. Trafalgar 9-4500).
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