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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-08-30

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by police and Allen was ar-
March" and "Americans for In- rested when he started speak-
Rabbi Uri Miller, president
role of American Jewry in sup- of the Synagogue Council of
porting the Negro civil rights America, delivered a prayer in
revolution and the Aug. 28 March which he called on the assem-
on Washington was commended blage at the Lincoln Memorial
by A. Philip Randolph, director to make sure it was not voicing
of the march, in an address be- empty words "nor even sincere
fore the National Press Club. ideals projected into some mes-
Randolph, president of the sianic future, but actualities ex-
Brotherhood of Sleeping C a r pressed in our society in con-
Porters, warmly and voluntarily crete and tangible form now."
cited the "fine cooperation" of 'Rabbi Miller voiced hope that
synagogues and the Jewish com- !the demonstration would "sen-
sitive all Americans and espe-
Stressing "the human worth cially those in positions of pow-
of the individual," Randolph ! er and authority to this concept
noted the need for brotherhood lof equality."
The rabbi prayed that there
to involve not only Negroes and
whites but also Jews and Chris- ibe understanding that "when
tians. He referred to the Judeo- we deprive. our fellowman of
Christian heritage of America, bread and dignity, we negate
and said that every individual the tselem elokim—the image
deserves equality of treatment. of God in man—and delay the
Explaining the need for Negro fulfillment of thy kingdom."
An especially large number
leadership of the march, he said
"we need allies," but stated that of rabbis, Jewish leaders and
the leaders must come from the organizational representatives
group directly affected. He from throughout the country
pointed out that no one but a appeared for the march, but a
Jew could be expected to lead factor noted by many marchers
the fight against anti-Semitism, was the very large sprinkling
although the Jewish group could throughout N e g r o groups of
not win its struggle alone. It Jewish youth, boys and girls.
was his point that Jews, like Many of the young people
Negroes or other minorities, carried placards bearing He-
need the support of others. Ran- brew prophetic slogans in both
and English lettering.
dolph said his movement needed Hebrew
One saw such slogans as "to
white support, and was getting proclaim
liberty throughout the
that backing. In this connection
he singled out Jews as especially
helpful to the Negro cause.
Police arrested Karl Allen,
deputy commander of the
American Nazi Party, when
he sought to make a speech
on the Washington Monu-
ment grounds, designed to
agitate against the civil rights
The Nazi was taken into cus-
tody after police had warned
the Nazis that they could
neither display insignia, pla-
cards nor speak in a manner
that might foment violence.
They were screened off by more
than 100 police officers and
military policemen f r o m the
civil rights marchers. After the
arrest of Allen, the Rockwell
group—estimated at 100—left,
threatening to continue demon-
strations later.
The area in which they were
assembled were cordoned off

land," and many other sayings
from the Old Testament.
Some youths sang Israeli
folk songs throughout the vast
crowd and were joined 'by
Jewish leaders interviewed at
the Lincoln Memorial portrayed
the event and Jewish participa-
tion as successful beyond ex-
pectations. It was apparent that
many Jews, especially young
p e o p 1 e, came as individuals,
while most of the organizational
representatives consisted of lay
leaders, professional employees
of Jewish organizations and

AJC Warns Against Unified World Nazism

NEW YORK, (JTA) — The London. At the same time, swas
American Jewish Committee tikas defaced the walls of a
commented on the latest neo- West Berlin synagogue.
Nazi vandalism in West Ger-
many, warning that neo - Nazi
groups in countries throughout
the world are "supporting one
another and carrying on unified
propaganda campaigns."
The latest German incident
occurred Sunday, involving the
mounting of four photos of
Adolf Hitler on the wall of Jew-
ish Community House in West
Berlin. Underneath were anti-
Semitic slogans in English, as
well as the address of the Na-
tional Socialist movement in




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Conductor of Israel
Opera Testifies He
Helped to Save Jews

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Hirst Birenblatt
testified Tuesday in his own de-
fense, as head of the Jewish
police under the Jewish council
of Nazi-occupied Bendin in Po-
land, he helped many Jews and
saved them from deportation.
Another witness, a survivor of
the Bendin occupation, con-
firmed t h e defendant's testi-
Birenblatt, a conductor of the
Israel National Opera, came to
Israel in 1958 and was arrested
when a survivor of the Nazi ter-
ror in Bendin recognized him.
Birenblatt was indicted on a
variety of charges in January,
1963. He was acquitted in July
of charges that he was a mem-
ber of an organization "hostile
to Jews," but his trial continued
on a remaining charge of mal-
treating Jews in Bendin and of
handing Jews over to the Nazis.
Testimony dealt with the role
of the Jewish council's set-up by
the Nazis. Birenblatt said that
the Bendin council carried out
the most difficult tasks in help-
ing Jews, despite the Nazi con-
trol. His statement that he had
helped to save many Jews was
confirmed by Benjamin Klein-
man, head of the Poalei Agudat
education department. The court
reconvened, despite its summer
recess to complete the trial. The
defendant contended, after his
arrest, that he was acquitted
twice in Budapest and in Poland
on the same charges.



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3 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, A ugust 30, 1963

Jewish Group s in Lead Roles at the March

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