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September 20, 1963 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-20

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ROME, (JTA) — A special
secretariat to promote good re-
lations with the principal non-
Christian religions will be set
up by the Vatican, according to
an announcement by Pope Paul
VI.
The Pope's announcement
was contained in a letter to
Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, dea-
con of the College of Cardinals
and head of the Presidential
Council of the Ecumenical
Council which opens its second
session on Sept. 29.
(The New York Times re-
ported from Rome that the new
interfaith secretariat would
probably be concerned with
Oriental and Middle Eastern re-
ligions but not with the Jewish
religion. "Jewish-Catholic rela-
tions are currently the concern
of the Secretariat for Christian
Unity," the. Rome correspon-
dent emphasized).
. While the Pope gave no
- indication whether non-Chris-
tian religious observers had
been invited to the resumed
Council session, Vatican
sources said here that forma-
tion of the new secretariat

B-G Backs German
Architects Who Won
Contest in Tel Aviv
_ TEL AVIV (JTA) — Former
Prime Minister David Ben-Gur-
ion sharply rebuked Israelis ex-
pressing opposition to a prize-
winning Tel Aviv city plan be-
cause the architects were Ger-
mans.
The architects—B. Alexander
Branc and Fred Angeler—both
of Munich, won first prize in a
worldwide contest for plans for
reconstruction of the Mashiyah
section of Tel Aviv. The prize
carried a cash award of $50,000.
The former Prime Minister took
his stand in a letter to Davar,
the Labor daily, as the Achdut
Avodah and Mapam factions in
the Tel Aviv municipality de-
cided to oppose acceptance of
the German plan.
Ben-Gurion expressed "regret
and indignation" against "such
racial attitudes," which he said
better fitted "a fascist party"
and did nothing but place a
"black smear" on Israel and on
the lessons of the Prophets." He
added that if one followed the
line of rejecting the plan be-
cause it was proposed by Ger-
mans, one should not listen to
Beethoven or Mozart and should
not study Kant and other phil-
osophers born in the same coun-
try as Hitler.
Liberals who investigated the
background of the winning ar-
chitects found that Branca had
been an anti-Nazi who spent the
war years in a Nazi concentra-
tion camp, a finding confirmed
by high Israeli officials who
spent some time with Branca in
the same Nazi camp.

leaves the door open for the
participation of non-Chris-
tian observers at the Coun-
cil session, although no plans
have yet been made to this
end.
(In New York, the American
Jewish Committee said: "We
warmly we 1 c o m e the step by
Pope Paul VI to extend the
scope . of the Secretariat to in-
clude relationships with non-
Christian religions. This action
will contribute to much desired
increased understanding among
all. religions and it will, of
course, substantially advance
Catholic-Jewish amity. This step
of His Holiness is in keeping
with the spirit that prompted
the historic accomplishments for
the enhancement of human un-
derstanding of his saintly pre-
decessor, Pope John XXIII.")
* * *
The view that Pope Pius VII
failed to issue an open and un-
mistakable condemnation of
the Nazi persecution of the
Jews until after Hitler's death
because the late Pontiff lived
under the constant threat of
arrest and deportation by the
Nazi is advanced by the Italian
magazine "Oggi" on the basis
of interviews with two former
German diplomats and an SS
colonel who were in Rome dur-
ing the Second World War.

GEORGE
OHRENSTEIN

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GUARANTEE

Graphic History
of Jewish Heritage
Published in N. Y.

NEW YORK, (JTA)—An il-
lustrated companion to the
Bible, designed to give laymen,
as well as students and scholars,
a comprehensive understanding
of the Old Testament, was pub-
lished by Shengold Publishers,
Inc., under the title of "The
Graphic History of the Jewish
Heritage."
The volume was prepared
and edited by the eminent He-
brew scholar, Pinchas Wollman-
Tsamir. It took Wollman-Tsa-
rnir 25 years to gather and ar-
range the maze of names, dates,
places, genealogies and lineages
in chronological order, which
he presents in an organized
form through graphic design—
with charts, tables, illustrations
and summaries—to convey the
ultimate importance of the Bib-
lical period.

Those interviewed by the Levi Eshkol over tht latter's
magazine were Rudolph Rah, position on the vital issues- Breast cancer is the leading
former German Ambassador which have been the subject of cause of cancer death in women.
to Rome; Albert von Kessel, recent correspondence between
former embassy secretary to the two government heads, it
the Holy See; and Colonel was reported here. The corre-
Eugene Dollman. The three spondence was begun when
Germans revealed that Hitler, David Ben Gurion was still
angered by the fall of the Premier and was renewed after
Fascist regime and by the Eshkol took office last June.
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Italian armistice, had given
While the Premier's office
and Jeweler
orders to occupy the Vatican declined to comment, it is be-
and deport the Pope to Ger- lieved here that President Ken-
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nedy, in a letter received by
The magazine article said that Eshkol, indicated understanding
the plan had been prepared by of Israel's views. At the same
Hitler's deputy, Martin Bor-
mann, but that eventually Him-
Strictly
mler convinced Hitler to give
Kosher
up the idea.
Meats and
Poultry
"These revelations," it is em-
phasized, "show that Pope Pius
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lived under permanent threat.
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Had he openly condemned Na-
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zism, Hitler would not have
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• Kosher TV Dinners
hesitated to invade the Vatican
• Mock Chicken
and have him arrested. All the
• Veal for Scalopini
• Ribs
assistance the Vatican was
• Seasoned Meat Balls
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carrying out in favor of the
Jews and of the people perse-
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cuted by the Nazis and Fascists
and the moderating influence
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that Catholic generals and poli-
ticians were still able to exer-
cise inside the Nazi regime
would have come to an end and
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the church's central organiza-
Member Detro it Kosher
tion would have been dis-
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rupted."

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3 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Sept. 20, 1963

Kennedy Satisfied by Eshkol's Views
Vatican to Establish Special Secretariat
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Presi- time it is understood that differ-
dent Kennedy has expressed ences of opinion over future de-
to Promote Relations With Non-Christians satisfaction
to Prime Minister velopments were not ruled out.

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