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July 19, 1963 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-07-19

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Hans G 1 o b k e, controversial
State Secretary to Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer, testified at a
Nazi war crimes trial here that
Nazi execution squad members
had to carry out orders or face
severe punishment.
Globke, whose service as an
official of the Nazi Interior
Ministry has provoked charges
he helped prepare the legal
basis for the Nazi regime, was
a defense witness for four
former SS officers charged with
killing thousands of Jews and
other victims in Nazi-occupied
Russia. Globke is currently be-

ing tried in absentia in East
Berlin on charges arising from
his Nazi career.
He told the court that as far
as he knew, execution squad
members had to carry out
orders. He said as a Reich In-
terior Ministry official, he used
to meet colleagues from other
Nazi Ministries weekly for an
interchange of opinions. "At
those meetings it was reported
that soldiers attached to the
execution squads generally
were unable to dodge their duty
unless they were prepared to
be shot themselves or be sent to
a concentration camp," he testi-

Israel Opera Conductor Acquitted
of Hostility to Jews Under Nazis

TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Hirsh
Barenblat, a conductor of the
Israel National Opera who was
recognized as a former head of
a Jewish police - unit organized
by the Nazi authorities in Nazi-
occupied Poland, was acquitted
in Tel Aviv District Court of a
charge that he was a member
of an organization "hostile to
Jews." He still faces a charge
of maltreating Jews in the Nazi-
held city of Bendin.
Barenblat, who came to Israel
in 1958, was arrested after a
survivor of Bendin, the Polish
town where the musician served
as an officer of the Jewish po-
liCe set up by the Nazis, recog-
nized him. He was indicted
under the 1950 Israeli law for
the punishment of Nazis and
their collaborators.
The court did not deal with
the issue of whether the Jew-
ish police who served under
the Nazis in wartime occupied
Europe constituted a hostile
organization under the Israeli
law. The prosecution admitted
it could not provide proof that
the Jewish police was a hostile
The final prosecution witness
testified that Barenblat did
carry out selections for depor-
tations and that on one occa-
sion he helped to evacuate a
Jewish hospital and despatch
patients for deportation. An-
other witness testified that Jew-
ish police separated him from
his parents who were sent to
concentration camps, and later
separated him from his sister.
The witness said these actions
in Bendin were carried out by
Jewish police, but that he could
not say whether Barenblat took
part personally in thol-..)activi-
A former underground leader,



who helped Barenblat to leave
Bendin, also testified. He said
that every member of his un-
derground g r o u p identified
Barenblat as "head of the Jew-
ish police" and refuSed to talk
to him. On his arrest, Baren-
blat contended he had been
tried on the charges in Europe,
and had been acquitted.

`Holiday Village 9
Dedicated at Cost
of $1 Million in Israel

PARIS (JTA)—Israel's first
"Holiday Village," a $1,000,000
project built by one of "Eu-
rope's foremost travel associa-
tions, was officially inaugurated
on the French National Inde-
pendence day, by the French
Ambassador in Israel.
The village was built by the
European Club for Tourism, a
non-Jewish travel group with
more than 500,000. members in
France, and other European
countries. The village, situated
in the vicinity of Tel Aviv, on
the Migdal-Ashkelon Beach, was
created by the ECT in coopera-
tion with the Histadrut, Israel's
Labor Federation.
The "Holiday Village" will en-
able prospective tourists to en-
joy in Israel normal hotel com-
forts at popular prices, such as a
two-week stay in the village, and
return by jet plane to Paris, for
$200. The village is made up of
small bungalows, each with
private bathroom, kitchen and
patio. It stretches along a private
The initiative of the travel
group for the project was taken
at the demand of its members,
a majority of them non-Jews.
Four thousand members have al-
ready registered for a vacation
at the new village.



Correct Symphony
Narration Offensive
to Jews in Tucson

National Leaders, Notables of World
Music Scene Open Festival in Israel

TUCSON, Ariz., (JTA) — A
narration to an Easter syrri-
phony, which offended many
Jewish patrons at its first per-
formance by the Tucson Sym-
phony Orchestra, has been re-
solved in negotiations with the
orchestra management.
The symphony was entitled
"The Way of the Cross," an
original work by Camil Van
Hulse. Many Jewish patrons
were so offended by the dia-
logue in the narration which
accompanied the performance
that they left during or after
intermission. Many complaints
were received by the Anti-
Defamation League-Community
Relations Committeee of the
Tucson Jewish C ommunity
Council, according to its chair-
man. Stanley Feldman.
"Following a meeting of our
committee with officers and
board members of the Tucson
Symphony, the controversy has
been resolved,' he added. Eu-
gene Steinhaimer, president-
elect of the orchestra, said in
a letter to the Community
Council that the meeting was
"an outstanding example of
good community relations in a
possibly disturbing situation."
He said that the issue involved
"an inadvertent error in a few
of the words' used in the
Frederick Balasz, the sym-
phony director, said the objec-
tionable wording was "thor-
oughly unintentional" and had
been corrected immediately by
the composer "long before any
complaints came to his atten-
tion." William Gordon, presi-
dent Of the JCG, said the Jew-
ish organization was "pleased
with the most happy resolutioh
of a sensitive matter."

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — With Presi-
dent Zalman Shazar and other
Israeli and foreign notables in
attendance, Israel's Third Music
and Drama Festival, an annual
event that has grown in attend-
ance as well as in artistic sta-
ture since it was inaugurated
in 1961, opened in convention
hall here Tuesday night.
The feature of the opening
concert was the world premier
of "Midnight Prayers," an ora-
torio by Mordecai Seter, one of
Israel's leading composers.
Based on the "Tikun Hatzot"
written in the 16th century by
Rabbi Isaac Luria, the work
was performed by the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra and
three choirs, with Jacob Bar-
kin, a Pittsburgh cantor, as
soloist. Another feature of the
program was the Brahms Con-
certo No. 1 for Piano and Or-
chestra, with Geza Anda as
This year's festival, to in-
clude a wide variety of drama,
dance, symphonic and chamber
music, choir-singing, Jewish lit-
urgy and opera, will conduct

performance in this city, Tel
Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba, Ein
Hod, Ein Hashofet, Rehovot and
the Sachne National Park in
the north.
Featured artists will include
Isaac Stern, William Steinberg,
Sir William Walton, Rosalyn
Tureck, Eugene Istomin, Leon-
ard Rose, Jennie Tourel, Jan
Peerce, Paul Ukena, Hilda Za-
dek, Agnes Moorehead, Maurice
Ganchoff, Moshe Koussevitsky,
the New York Pro-Musica and
the Indian Shanto Rao Dancers.

1st Dutch Woman Doctor
Aletta Jacobs, who earned a
medical degree from the Univer-
sity of Groningen in 1878, be-
came the first woman physician
in the Netherlands.






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9 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, July 19, 1963

Globlie Appears as Defense
Witness at Trial of Nazis

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