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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-08-02

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, August 2, 1963 —

Reveal Anti-Semitic Literature Is
Printed in U.S. for German Nazis

Judaism Committed to Negro Fight s Reform
Rabbinate Leader Tells Catholic Parley

CHICAGO, (JTA) — The rabbinic involvement nor afraid tion Committee in Toronto,
BONN, (JTA) —N a z i anti- with the swastika, the German
Jewish literature is being print- Nazis were told: "We know that American Jewish community, of community consequences." which also resulted in the
in the Germany of today, under which has been involved in the He reported a number of ac- establishment of that city's first
ed in the United States and sent Jewish democracy, there is no quest for civil rights for a long tions being carried out current- Human Relations Commission.
to the small but vociferous neo- political freedom, and National time, has now developed "a new ly by Jewish groups on the na-
The rabbi felt that the "in-
Nazi organizations in West Ger- Socialist activity is being sever- sense of urgency regarding in- tional as well as the local levels. crease" of Jewish activity in
He called attention to the
behalf of the Negroes' cause is
many, it was revealed here by ly punished. But we beg you equality to the Negro," a rep-
to believe that there is a re- resentative of the Reform rab- formation of a rabbinic task-
due to the fact that "American
German authorities.
vival outside Germany. We binate told a Catholic confer- force of Orthodox, Conserva-
Christendom has increased the
A spokesman for West Ger- have united with the Nazi move- ence here.
tive and Reform rabbis by the
degree of its own involvement."
many's Solicitor General's of- ment in the United States and
Synagogue Council of Ameri-
This view was expressed by
"Jewish efforts have been
fice in Karlsruhe has announc- other countries, and we are be- Rabbi Balfour Brickner, direc- ca, for participation in peace-
given real impetus by the new
ful r a c i al demonstrations.
inning the struggle for our tor of the Commission on Inter-
tri-faith activity," he said.
ed the arrest of three individu-
Jewish lay readers, he said,
"While organizations, national-
als in whose possession police ideas for the liberation of the faith Activities of the Union of
are increasingly joining picket ly, have been willing to be in
world from Jewish domina- American Hebrew Congrega-
found 100 reprint copies of the tion."
lines and sit-ins, and . broad
tions, in an address before the
the vanguard of the civil rights
* * *
"ritual murder" issue of Julius
programs of grass-roots com-
National Catholic Conference
program, locally, Jews have
LONDON, (JTA)—The City for Interracial Justice.
Streicher's obscenely anti-Semi-
heretofore felt that theirs was
by Jewish community coun- not the responsibility to be the
Judaism, said Rabbi Brickner,
tic hate sheet, "Der Stuermer." Council of Oxford voted to
deny a permit sought by Sir is committed to the Negro cause
first in a community to take the
The paper, dated May 1934, has
Oswald Mosley for a meeting both theologically and morally,
Rabbi Brickner also reported initiative. This attitude is still
been reprinted in the U.S. by
he wanted to hold in the Ox- advocating human equality "be- that Jewish congregations are prevalent. The Jewish commun-
the National States Rights ford Town Hall.
cause it is right." At the same conducting drives for funds to ity will move only as fast and
Party for distribution in Ger-
The leader of the British time, he noted, "the security of assist the Negro cause in vari- as far as their Christian neigh-
many, the Solicitor General of- fascist movement was backed in the Jewish community is in- ous cities; the Philadelphia bors. Therefore, I cannot too
fice said.
his request by one member of extricably bound to the securi- Jewish community, as an ex- strongly emphasize the advan-
Documents found in the pos- the Council, Mrs. Olive Gibbs. ty of all groups, since practices ample, has adopted a program tage of inter-religious action."
session of two of the arrested She held that the permit should of discrimination and segrega- grant of $25,000 to cover "a
He admitted that there still
men led investigators to believe be granted because, she said, tion against others are a direct variety of actions;" a congre-
exists a gap between the pro-
there is a close relationship "since fascism stands for . the threat to the status of the Jew- gation in another city raised
nouncements and recommend-
between neo-Nazi groups in suppression of freedom and for ish community."
$1,300 at a Friday evening Sab-
ations of national agencies
West Germany and the recent- political, religious and racial
T r i-f a i t h clerical participa- bath Service for the Southern
and what "the individual
ly established World Union of discrimination, to suppress tion in civil rights demonstra- Christian Leadership Confer-
members of a specific Jewish
National Socialists, headquar- their freedom is a move in their tions, he said, has shown that ence; and over $5,000 was raised
community are willing to ac-
ters in England. The names of direction."
"Jews are neither hostile to by a congregational Social Ac-
cept and initiate." He stress-
the three men and the place
ed, however, that, in his opin-
where they were arrested, has
ion, this picture would be the
not been revealed by the Solici-
same within the ranks of
tor General's office.
Protestantism and Catholi-
search of accommodation were table outside a Bogota cafe,
The spokesman • said, how-
cism as well.
(Copyright, 1963,
exploited and made to pay ex- Hitler saying: "Come on, Rach-
ever, that there may be a
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
man, your move." The allusion
* * *
LONDON—Who would have
connection between the three
is, in the first place, to the fact
This kind of thing was go-
and an unidentified British thought that the Profumo story
that both of them are dead, yet
ing on for years in London
subject believed responsible might, after all, turn out to
some people believe them still Board of Rabbis of Southern
and all over England, while
for the distribution of Nazi have a Jewish aspect? It seemed the government tried to find to be alive. But there is an un- California issued a statement
posters in Frankfurt, Munich impossible as the story un- a remedy without changing dertone in that cartoon (know- expressing "profound sympathy
with the Negro community in
and Freiburg during the lat- folded. There was Jack Pro-
the law, and the Opposition ing the cartoonist I am sure he Greater Los Angeles in its
ter part of June and all of fumo, the. ex-War Minister, who
intended it) and it is this: Rach-
protested vehemently.
struggle to achieve full emanci-
July. Headlined "Germany first denied, then admitted, im-
Peter Rachman was not the man plays right into_ Hitler's pation and equality." The Board
Awake!", the German-langu- proper association with a lady
only one, perhaps not even the
age posters bore a "mast- called Christine Keeler. There worst, of this type of landlord. cartoonist, Trog, nor the New represents Conservative, Ortho-
head" indicating they had was the girl herself, good to To be sure, he was a repulsive Statesman, are inclined to in- dox and Reform rabbis.
"As Jewish religious teach-
been printed by Conn Jor- look at but with her reputation type, though people say he was vent anti-Semitism. It is true,
dan's Nazi movement in Eng- slightly sullied. There was Dr. quite charming outside busi- perhaps even truer than Trog ers we are deeply concerned
land. The address given on Stephen Ward, in whose home ness. He was, we are told by knows, as good cartoonists feel about the problems of discrimi-
the posters was "National they had apparently met. There his former friends, generous a situation before they know it, nation and injustice which af-
Socialist Movement, 74 was the cryptic figure of Eu- and always ready to help a man that the Rachman case is bound flict our Negro neighbors," the
gene Ivanov, Soviet naval at-
Princedale Road, London
to affect the Jews as a group. statement said. "Our own his-
tache, who seems to have had in need. He was, too, intelligent As a matter of fact, Kingsley tory of suffering from preju-
W. 11."
the same interest in Miss Keeler
Martin, the former redoubtable dice and persecution has made
"The events of the 1930's as Profumo (the security aspect This combination is not new.
us particularly sensitive to the
were a major achievement," the is still being looked into by
Now, it so happened that editor of the New Statesman, plight of oppressed peoples
posters said. "Those days will Lord Denning, a High Court Peter Rachman, married to an
come again. We have united Judge, who will produce his re- Englishwoman, aged 42, small, warned all concerned that the
"We call upon the political,
with other countries." Copies port next October).
fat and balding, took up with Rachman episode may increase
anti-Jewish feeling and fan civic, business and labor lead-
of the poster were first dis-
Such is the logic of Diaspora a young girl of 18, one Mandy
ers of this great metropolitan
covered in Frankfurt, where life and minority existence that Rice-Davies, installed her in a latent animosities.
It is no use arguing that this center to act with dispatch in
they had been pasted on the the shadow of a Jew soon ap- nice apartment, gave her minks
door of the Orthodox syna- peared on the horizon, and at- and diamonds and a Jaguar is unfair; that Rachman is one answer to the grievances voiced
gogue; the home of Dr. Isaac tention was switched for the sports car, and kept her in a of hundreds of such sharks, and by Negro leaders through elimi-
E. Lichtigfeld, the Hessian moment to him—with the ex- style she was not accustomed only a very few of them are nating segregation and inequali-
Provincial Rabbi, and the house pected results of anti-Jewish to. This lady was a friend of Jewish; that if Jews are to be ty in the social, educational and
of Hesse's outspoken anti-Nazi whispers in some respectable Christine Keeler, and.a habitue blamed for Rachman, they ought economic spheres of community
attorney general, Dr. Fritz circles, and loud anti-Jewish of the various parties that were to be given credit for "good" life. We call upon the members
propaganda by Nazis and Fas- going on in the flat of Dr. Ward, Jews. Logic does not enter into of our congregations to act in
it. Rachman has been made into all their business and social
According to the West Ger- cists. One can easily imagine and in his country cottage in the symbol of this rent racket. contacts with their fellow citi-
man Solicitor General's office,
Even quality newspapers write zens in the Negro community
the same Briton suspected of some of the lower middle class the police started probing the about the "Rachman Empire,' in accordance with the moral
affairs of Ward, they inevitably
the poster distribution, may
and the B.B.C. mentions his imperatives of our religious
also have been responsible for Jews are not admitted (the top came across the name of Mandy background. He cannot defend tradition."
Rice Davis (not accused of any
swastika smearings on the
crime, to be sure) and from her himself because he is dead.
foundations of Hitle r's old they have no racial bias; and in and other people learned about Whatever some stupid people
Eagle's Nest on the Obersalz-
Peter Rachman, his arrange- say to the contrary, Jewish Israel-Bound Ship
berg near Berchtesgaden. The American exclusive clubs).
I used the term "shadow" ment with her and his acquaint- bodies are impossible to switch, Averts Gaza Strip;
swastikas were accompanied by
because the Chevra Kadisha
anship with Ward.
for the simple reason that the
the slogan in English, "Hitler Jew in question, one Peter
Soon the vulgar press was in would soon spot it. Rachman is 600 Voyagers Saved
was Right."
full cry after the dead Rach- the source of all evil. And you
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Six hun-
Rachman, is dead now. He
Reports reaching here in-
man. Here was a foreigner, a know the rest.
dred ship passengers, most of
died of a heart attack in No-
Anglo-Jews are rather sensi- them Israelis, on the way to
dicate that John Tyndall, sec-
Jew, an operator of shady real
vember, 1961.
retary general of Jordan's
However, his soul goes march- estate deals, the lover of one of tive. They are forever touchy Israel, were narrowly saved
movement, has announced in ing on—like the soul of John the ladies mentioned in the and apologetic. They still labor from entering a port in the
London that his organization Brown in the famous martial Ward case, a friend of Ward under the impression that, if all Gaza Strip, the Israeli Coast
Jews were nice people, the Guard announced.
was responsible for the pos- song.
No popular newspaper neighbors would have nothing
ter action in Germany. He
Peter Rachman was the son
The passengers included 150
reportedly indicated that of a Warsaw Jewish dental sur- could resist the story. On top to say against the Jews when
they foregather to gossip be- new immigrants on the way to
of it, the Opposition used the
thousands of German-langu- geon. He came to England with
known facts of the Rachman hind the lace curtains. There this country.
age handbills had been print- the Polish forces when they got
Coming from a Southern
are exceptions, naturally. But
case as a stick to beat the
ed for distribution in the Fed- out of Russia under the Stalin-
government with. One labor it takes character and flair to European port on a Turkish
eral Republic. Distribution of S i k o r ski agreement. He was
be a "take-it-or-leave-it Jew." ship, the Iskadrun, the captain
politician, generally a sensi-
Nazi literature, and display- eventually demobilized, and
Such Jews are few and far be- of the vessel missed the lights
ble chap, went as far as to
ing Nazi emblems, is illegal with his 60 pounds gratuity he
suggest that Rachman may tween.
of the Haifa port, due to fog,
went into the real estate busi-
in the Federal Republic.
British Jews live now under and continued southward. He
ness. This was the time when not be dead, after all; that
* * *
t h e Conservative g o v e r n- bodies had been switched in the shadow of Peter Rachman. saw the lights of another port
LONDON, (JTA)—Colin Jor- ment decontrolled rent and the hospital where he was "Every time I see his name in and, thinking he had reached
dan's National Socialist Move- gave landlords more scope for supposed to have died; that print, I feel weak in the knees,"
Haifa, was about to enter that
ment has assured German neo- their operations. By various Rachman was still running said an old lady. When I told
Nazis of support from a world- means, legal and dubious, heart- overcrowded rooming houses her that I honestly could not
Meanwhile, the Israeli Coast
wide Nazi movement united less landlords crowded old from some hideout, perhaps care less, and that the non-
with American Nazis "for the houses with colored tenants,
from some Latin American Jews do not apologize for Pro- Guard was searching for the
liberation of the world from made life for the other inhabi- republic.
fumo, Keeler and the others, Iskadrun. The Coast Guard
Jewish domination," in a leaflet tants intolerable and thus
This • idea has inspired the she said that I, too, was an anti- made radio contact with the
secured by the Jewish Tele- pushed them out. They con- New Statesman cartoonist to the Semite. But she was good Iskadrun just in time to pre-
graphic Agency here.
verted whole districts into following effort: Hitler and enough to add that I don't cause vent its entry into G a z a,
guiding it to Haifa.
In the leaflet, embellished places where colored people in Rachman playing chess at a her anxiety.

A Jewish 'Hero' in the Proftuno-Keeler Scandal

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