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July 12, 1963 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-07-12

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Jesuit Calls 'Deputy' Play Anti-Clerical
for Focus on Pope's Role During Genocide

NEW YORK, (JTA)—A Jesuit
editor denounced plans of Im-
presario Billy Rose to produce
on Broadway a European play
accusing the late Pope Pius XII
of not doing all he might have
done to save some of Europe's
6,000,000 martyred Jews from
being slaughtered by the Nazis.
Heated comment marked the
premiere of the play, "T h e
Deputy," by Rolf Hochmuth, a
German Protestant, in West
Berlin in February. The Rev.
Robert A. Graham, associate
editor of America, who read the
play in German, called the play
"anti-clerical literature."
He said the play's "attack
on Pope Pius XII belongs to a
literary genre which is deep-
rooted in Europe and particu-
larly in Germany. It was
characteristic of the Nazi lit-
erature and also of the pre-
Nazi literature." The editor

recently returned from a year-
long study abroad on a Rock-
efeller Foundation grant to
make an evaluation of Vatican
policy during World War II.
He said he felt that the play
would not interest the "average
Broadway theatergoer" and that
"a fair person would be quite
indignant at this injustice to the
memory of a Pope who, by the
playwright's own acknowledge-
ment, did a great deal to save
the Jews of Europe." He added
Hochmuth's claim was "not
that the Pope did not do any-
thing for the Jews of Europe
but either he did not do enough
or that he did not do it publicly
by means of flaming public con-
demnation."
Informed of the criticism,
Rose said it would not deter
him from going ahead with the
production. He said he had re-
ceived letters of protest and of

Knesset Won't Debate Role
of German 'Experts in Egypt

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
Knesset rejected four opposi-
tion party motions calling for
general debate on the issue
of the West German scientists
working in Egypt on the devel-
opment of advanced weapons
systems. The vote was 48 to 33
against the motions, which were
submitted by the right-wing
Herut, leftist Map a m, the
Liberal party and the Com-
munists.
The House also rejected a
proposal by .Herut leader Mena-
hem Beigin to have the motion
referred to committee for con-
sideration.
Foreign. Minister Golda Meir
rejected opposition charges that
government agencies had
"muted" the unanimous resolu-
tion passed by the Knesset on
March 20 which urged all-out
efforts at alerting world opinion
against the German experts
working in Egypt. Declaring
that additional debate would be
"redundant," the Foreign Min-
ister assured the Knesset that
the government would persist in
carrying out effective measures
to halt the activities of the Ger-
man scientists in Egypt.
Spokesmen for the four op-
position parties had argued that
disclosures at the trial in Basle
last month of two persons
charged with being Israeli
agents, and reports on the use
of poison gas in the fighting
in Yemen, warranted debate on
the issue. They also charged
that government agencies, nota-
bly the Defense Ministry, had
inspired local press reports that
Egypt had not obtained cobalt
weapon raw materials or any
components of weapons for
mass destruction in spite of
the revelations of the Basle
trial.
The opposition speakers
argued that these press reports
had sabotaged the campaign to
rally world opinion against the
German scientists. Reiterating
that the government had dis-
regarded the Knesset resolu-
tion of last March, the opposi-
tion speakers cited the forced
resignation of the chief of Is-
rael's security services as a
gesture of "appeasement" to
West Germany.
Mrs. Meir denied that a gov-
ernment agency had inspired
the press reports and expressed
regret that they had been pub-
lished. Asserting that efforts
in the spirit of the Knesset
resolution had been and would
continue to be carried out by
the government, Mrs. Meir ex-
pressed appreciation of a draft
bill pending before the Bunde-
stag, the lower House of the
West German parliament, de-
signed • to outlaw activities by
German nationals abroad in the
development of weapons of mass
destruction.
Beigin attacked the Foreign
Minister for lauding the Bun-

destpg, charging that the Bonn
parliament had procrastinated
and would not reconvene after
its szammer recess until next
October, after which, he said,
the bill would be shuttled back
and forth for. longer delays.
Israel, meanwhile, had white-
washed West German respon-
sibility in the matter, he de-
clared.

Blaustein Reappointed to U.S. Petroleum Body

WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Jacob troleurn matters of national sig-
Blaustein has been reappointed nificance. Blaustein was a co-
by Secretary of the Interior founder, with his father, the
praise for his intention to pro- Stewart L. Udall as a. member late Louis Blaustein, of the
duce the play.
of the National Petroleum Coun- American Oil Company, and is
One letter he received was cil which serves as advisor to a director of the Standard Oil
from Maria R. Piccione, pres- the federal government on pe- Company.
ident of Columbiettes, an or-
ganization of Catholic women,
who wrote that it was "in-
TEMPLE ISRAEL OF DETROIT
comprehensible" that Rose in-
tended to produce for Broad-
way audiences "this travesty
of truth"- which she said ma:
ligned the "memory of a man
who was acutely and inces-
_ santly alive to the tragic vol-
ume of- human suf f er ing
caused by the war." She
added: "Is money or publicity
that important to you?"
Herman Shumlin, who is di-
recting the play, said "it has al-
ways been a matter of amaze-
ment and shame to me that the
Announces
war and the murder of 6,000,000
Jews can be so easily forgotten.
That Summer Sabbath Eve Services Are
There were many men in im-
portant positions in the world-
who did nothing. It is time we
Conducted in Our Air-Conditioned
begin to search out the truth."
He added that he hoped the
Sanctuary Every Friday Night at 8:30
New York version of the play
"will bring that search.
• Dr. Leon Fram will deliver a summer series of sermons on
He plans to leave soon for
"The Greatest Poems from the Book of Psalms." First in
this series will be "A Modern Interpretation of Psalm 23—
Hamburg to confer with the
The Lord Is My Shepherd," to be delivered this Friday night,
playwright on the script. The
July 12.
play is due to be performed
here by the end of the year.
• Rabbi M. Robert Syme will return to the pulpit in August. He

Noted Folklorist
Abraham. Danon, 19th century
Turkish rabbi and one of the
outstanding Jewish scholars in
Adrianople, was also a leading
folklorist, having published nu-
merous Judeo-Spanish ballads
and novels.



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