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November 22, 1963 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-11-22

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Chicago Law School,
ADL Hold Parley on
Discrimination, Law

France Asked to Ban Sale of Nazi Book

PARIS, (JTA) — The French
Justice Ministry was asked to
LONG BEACH, N.Y., (JTA) In a resolution on the Middle
Law school deans and faculty ban the sale of a new pro-Nazi
—An appeal to the Soviet gov- East, tht delegates called on members from 14 American uni- book and a plan of supporters
ernment to permit a "represen- "the nations of the world to versities and colleges will par-
tative, cross-sectional body of safeguard the territorial in- ticipate in a two-day conference of its collaborationist author to
American Jewish leaders to tegrity and independence of Is- starting today on the subject hold a public meeting to cele-
conduct a free, unfettered and rael, which is the bastion of lib- of "Discrimination and the brate publication of the volume
uninhibited fact-finding study of erty in the Middle East."
Jewish and non-Jewish organ-
Law," it was announced by the
the status, welfare and general
Rabbi Israel Tabak, of Balti- University of Chicago Law izations joined in the protest
conditions of the Jewish citi- more, vice-president of the School and the Anti-Defamation against "The Volunteers" by
zens of the USSR" was voiced RZA,
hailed the recent state-
of Bnai Brith, co-spon- Saint Loup, a notorious wartime
by Rabbi Mordecai Kirshblum, ment submitted to the Ecu- League
collaborator with the Nazis. The
sors of the project.
president of the Religious Zion- menical Council which "repudi-
book describes the creation of
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, the French Legion of Volun-
ists of America.
ated the historic falsehood asso-
Addressing the organization's ciating the Jews with the story U. S. Deputy Attorney General, teers which fought alongside
54th annual convention, Rabbi of the crucifixion." He said the on leave as a professor of law the Germans on the Russian
Kirshblum noted that there statement was a "long-awaited at the University of Chicago, front in World War II. Critics
have been many reports of anti- vindication of the innocence of Judge Skelly Wright of the U. S. said the book serves as a prop-
Semitic practices in the USSR, the Jew in this theological strug- Court of Appeals for the Dis- aganda vehicle for some of the
and that Soviet authorities have gle, and a definite step in the trict of Columbia, and civil worst aspects of Nazi ideology,
denied these "accusations of re- direction of mitigating the tra- rights experts in the related particularly its racist doctrines.
ligious and cultural genocide." gic incidents of anti-Semitism in fields of sociology economics
The Movement Against Ra-
Only a fact-finding group, the modern world." Rabbi Mor- and political science will also cism and For Peace issued a
spending a month in the Soviet decai Kirshblum, of New York,
public protest against the book's
Union without hindrance, he was re-elected president for his
publication and urged authori-
said, could report "on the cur- third consecutive term.
ties to prevent its circulation.
rent situation regarding Russian
The National Association of
Dr. Joseph Burg, Minister of Makes $250,000 Contribution
Jewry objectively and reliably." Social Welfare in Israel, told
Rabbi Kirshblum also con- the convention that "Christian Jewish Home for the Aged at
demned recent demonstra- and Arab citizens of Israel are Pittsburgh has announced a gift
tions held by Jewish religious enjoying complete religious free- of $250,000 from Samuel M.
zealots in front of the Israeli dom and cultural autonomy in Hyman, Pittsburgh business
Consulate in New York. Such their varied spiritual practices. leader, to the Home's recently
demonstrations, he said, were All restrictions on the move- established endowment fund.
"shameful." He called on all ment of Arabs in Israel have
Hyman stipulated that $150,-
Israelis to resolve religious recently been rescinded."
000 of his gift would be paid
conflicts peacefully, and to
Burg said that "the govern- to the fund when it reached the
call on their Government "to ment
k Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich.
of Israel is erecting $2,000,000 mark.
elevate religious tenets in the schools of all kinds to meet the
running of the State." But needs of Arab and Christian
such requests, he insisted,
"must be made within the children. The government is
subsidizing the construction
framework of responsible and also
of religious institutions for
enlightened procedures for Arabs
Christians. The stan-
the attainment of desired re- dard of and
living of Israel's Arabs
ligious goals. Violence can are
superior to those who
only lead to disaster and live far
in neighboring Arab coun-
shame for all parties con- tries."


Wade,- W'

The Israeli Minister also
Yitzhak Raphael, Israel's De-
that "the Arabs of Israel
puty Minister of Health, advo- said
are being trained to become
cated before the 800 delegates productive
and well-adjusted
"the setting up of a central rab- citizens of Israel
by being of-
binic body with binding juris- fered medical, technological
diction to resolve all the re- and scientific courses on all
ligious-law complications and levels
of competence. It is to
ramifications which have flown
hoped that the second gen-
from Israel's rapid growth and be
eration Arab will surmount
accelerated mode of economic the
still lingering prejudice of
and social operations."
family and become a fully
"This body would be accepted his
dedicated, hard-working, and
and recognized by the govern- understanding
citizen of Is-
ment of Israel and all Jewish rael."
communities throughout the ci-
* * *
vilized world," he said. "This
(JTA) — The
authoritative council would be
Women's Organization
able to give rulings and advice Mizrachi
of America approved a plan at
on all crucial legal and religious the
annual convention here for
questions which confront Jewry a $250,000
project to develop
in its attempt to preserve the Mount
Gilboa in Israel.
fundamental tenets of Judaism."
Through the Jewish National
He also said that the "exis-
the women's religious-
tence of such a central body Fund,
organization will build
could have prevented the recent a road to
first pioneering
outbreaks of violence and ex- settlement the
the mountain,
tremism which have compromis- plant 75,000 on
trees and construct
ed the position of honor, trust an outdoor recreational
and respect that Israel has en- and park, the first of its center
joyed in the family of nations. in Israel, for use by settlers
Since there is no organized rab- Gilboa. The delegates elected
binic body with mandatory Mrs.
Eli Resnikoff of Brooklyn,
power to help alleviate and N.Y.,
to a second term as
overcome the controversies president.
which characterize the relations
between the religious and non-
religious elements in Israel and Find Officer Who
elsewhere, a veritable vacuum
exists which can only bring Arrested Anne Frank;
about undesirable conflict and Build Trial Case
harm to all Jewish communi- Karl Silberbauer, the man
who arrested Anne Frank and
* * *
The Religious Zionists of her family in Amsterdam in
America adopted a resolution 1944, has been suspended from
appealing to the United Na- his job as a police inspector
tions to "express outright op- in Vienna pending an inquiry
position to all forms of anti- into his activities under the
Semitism and to adopt approp- Nazi regime.
An Interior Ministry spokes-
riate measures to stamp it out
everywhere." In another reso- man said Silberbauer, tracked
lution, the delegates called on down as the result of research
the Soviet Union to cease dis- by the local Jewish documenta-
criminating against its Jew- tion center, admitted he was the
ish citizens, and to restore re- German police officer who ar-
ligious freedom to the 3,000,- rested the young girl, who died
000. Jews in the USSR.
later in a Nazi concentration
The delegates urged the camp.
United States Congress to "ban
Silberbauer was quoted as
aid to the Arab states if they saying that • the group of of-
continue to exercise hostile acts ficers who made the arrest in-
against Israel and world Jewry." cluded "several Dutch plain-
The organization appealed to clothes officials."
Congress "to relax the harsh
He will face trial if investiga-
quota system which hinders im- tion establishes that he was re-
migration into the United States sponsible for deportation of

from several parts of the world." Jews or other crimes.

Former Resistance Fighters, the
major non-Jewish organization
which includes some of France's
leading Gaullist figures, joined
the protest.

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Mizrachi Convention Asks Russia
to Permit Study on Status of Jews



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