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January 24, 1964 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-24

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Friday, January 24, 1964—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEW S-32

Allen's lieusinger of Third Reich' Warns
of Danger in Giving Ex-Nazi NATO Power

In an address delivered in declared, backing up his accu-
All these contentions are con-
the U. S. Senate April 19, 1961, sations with the mass of data demned as myths and as at-
tempts to whitewash a major
Senator Wayne Morse of Ore- that fills his hook.
gon stated:
Whatever is charged against
Referring to condemnations
"Let the State Department Hitler is applied also to Heu-
that had been tittered of the
thoroughly understand that I do singer in this revealing record. State Department's position
not buy the argument that in Material supplied by the Ameri- in favor of Heusinger, Allen
order to build up the military can Jewish Congress is fre- has inderted in his book a
strength of West Germanay it is quently quoted by Allen. Heu- quotation from an address de-
necessary to put a Nazi general singer is portrayed as one of livered by Isadore Starr at a
in a position of high command. Hitler's most valud and indis- meeting of Pisgah Lodge of
• I certainly do not support the pensable associates.
Bnai Brith in Detroit. Starr
argument that we can justify
Describing the unsuccessful Heusinger the important posi-
putting a Nazi general in a July 20, 1944, attempt on tion of leadership in NATO
NATO military position where Hitler's life, Allen denies, pro- had pleaded against giving
he wil lhave influence, authori- viding a mass of data, that and he insisted that "Nazis
ty and power in determining Heusinger was part of the con- and Nazism have no place in
the combined military policy to spiracy: On the contrary, he civilized society."
which the United States is a assert; trat Heusinger "was
General Taylor is quoted
scheduled for the same bomb
warning, in 1946, that if German
Senator Morse was referring
militarism comes again it will
to General Adolf Heusin,er, use on Hitler regardless of the take crime in its stride "to
whose high rank to which he
reach the goal of German power
Allen insists that "Heu4 and terror." The author had
was elevated b your Govern-
ment in NATO has aroused singes was in no wise involved asked Taylor about the authen-
many protests. It is as an ex- either directly or im-Vreccly ticity of State Department state-
pose of Heusinger that Maezani in any sympathetic or re- ments that Heusinger was
& Munsell (100 W. 23rd, NY motely positive way with "cleared' of w a r criminal
11) has published "Heusinger July 20th"; that, "in fact, charges at Nuremberg and that
of the Fourth Reich" by it is quite clear that the con- he had acted as a "consultant."
spirators were willing to have Taylor replied:
Charles R. Allen, Jr.
Heusinger die." There is a
This volume ,which pre-
"It was never a question of
lengthly quotation from
sents the facts regarding
`clearing' Heusinger of war
Heusinger, period - by - period,
crimes or taking him on in any
revealing the attitude of the
`consultative' basis whatever at
When Heusinger "showed up any time at Nuremberg. This
German general, his leader.
ship in building up the Ger- at the Nuremberg Trials as a latter concept amuses me, frank-
man military machine, the witness for the American prose- ly ... Heusinger was not a can-
role he played in the cam- cution," Allen maintains that didate for the dock at the major
paigns against those who were "all of the Nazis at Nuremberg trial but let me assure you no
declared enemies of Germany knew of Heusinger's closeness one 'cleared' him or considered
by Hitler, shows the new to Hitler" and Goering accused him a 'consultant.' "
NATO chief as a close friend him of "selling his soul to save
To strengthen his argument
of Hitler, as one, of his most his stinking neck!"
against giving cause for the re-
trusted lieutenants who fol-
In "Heusinger of the Fourth
lowed his orders exolicitly. Reich" Allen seeks "to demon- vival of the army war machine,
Allen quotes General Eisen-
Heusinger's discharge has strate that the political myth- hower's June 19, 1945, assertion:
been asked by the U.S.S.R The
"The German General Staff
Russians would like to prose- false image cf the 'no-Hitler' must be utterly destroyed."
cute him. Allen maintains that German General Staff were
Thus, Allen exposes the myths
even though such a request compelled to falsify the past in
comes from the Russians, we order to justify the present and about Heusinger and condemns
should not overlook the facts future employment of the Hell- the myth-makers. He warns of
regarding the former Nazi singers and the rebirth of the Heusinger's dream again to
general as they effect the in- Nazi General Staff. They have make the Bundeswehr the
terests of the Western Powers. attempted to turn history on its strongest army in Europe.
In an introduction to Allen's
He shows in his analysis of head by asserting that the Ger-
the issue that Heusinger had man army and its General Staff "Heusinger of the Fourth
not, as had been claimed by the are honorable institutions Reich," Brig. Gen. Hugh B.
State Department and by his created immediately after Hester (U. S. Army, Ret.),
German defenders, taken part World War I to provide a de- declares: "The present Ger-
in the underground activities fense for the Weimar Republic; man policy is without exag-
that were aimed at the assassi- that the army and General Staff geration the most dangerous
wer opposed to Hitler from the thereat to the peace of the
nation of Hitler.
start; that the army did not sup- world: unless this policy is
In his warning that Germans port Hitler's mad drive for the radically changed — and
aim at the rebuilding of their conquest of Europe and Russia; soon—nothing can save us
military machine, aiming at a that the German General Staff from the war now being pre-
Fourth Reich, Allen has written (and Heusinger) was a splendid pared by Heusinger of the
his book to indicate a step-by- body of 'professionals' who Fourth Reich.' " He joins in
step resurgence of the German wer merely 'planners' and had the critism of State Depart-
General Staff. He shows that nothing to do with atrocities;
ment officials who have given
Heusinger dominated over the that the General Staff (and
immense powers to Heusinger
General Staff. He quotes from Heusinger) was heart and soul in the NATO.
the Nuremberg trial records, with the 20th July conspiracy to
Allen's book is one of the
from Wililam Shirer and Gen. kill the Nazi dictator; and that
Telford Taylor, who was the Heusinger (and the leadership most serious warnings against
prosecutor at Nuremberg, and of the General Staff) played the rearming of Germany and
against the threats that emanate
he accuses Sulzberger of the
the role of the anti-Nazi 'con- from empowering an avowed
New York Times as defending
sultant' at the Nuremberg Trials Nazi with supreme authority in-
Heusinger unduly and hailing after World War IL"
volving the United States.—P. S.
his appointment as unwise.

Quoting General Taylor: "If
the generals owed their op-
portunity to rebuild t h e
Wehrmacht largely to Hitler
and the Nazis ,then it is also
true that Hitler was utterly
dependent on them for carry.
ing out his plans," Allen
charges: "The falsehood ped-
dled by the United States
State Department that
General Heusinger was
`merely' a 'professional' who
humbly carreid out orders
simply wil lnot stand the
test of an insight like this
by a General of the United
States who saw the true
soldier's services to the Nazi

Heusinger "was the specific
person in ful lcharge of plan-
ning, organizing and launch-
ing' the "hideous onslaught of
the Nazi war machine and he
knew about the orders for the
murder of Communists„ Jews,
Slays, gypsies and others, Allen

`Jewish Reaction to Vatican Plan
Too Grateful', Dr. Lamm Charges

Sharp criticism of the reac- communions, he declare d,
tions of some Jewish leaders "must not be carried on strictly
to the recent efforts by the in the terms of reference of
Ecumenical Council in Rome to the other faith. Nor can such
"retract the old charge of matters be left to secularist
deicde" against Jews was Jewish organizations and lead-
voiced by a New York orthodox ers, for their understanding
rabbi who charged that some and appreciation of Judaism
Jewish personalities had "over- leaves so very much to be
reacted, occasionally to the desired."
point of compromising our
principles and our dignity."
Hebrew Corner
In an article on "The Jews
and the Ecumenical Council"
in Jewish Life magazine,
Rabbi Norman Lamm of the
Jewish Center in New York
declares that the Jewish reac-
In the big world the farmer car-
tion to the Vatican proposal ries on the tradition of his fathers,
he learns the agricultural work
concerning Jews was "by from
his father and his grand-
and large, unreasoned, un- father. Agriculture in Israel has
for only a few decades, and
balanced, excessively emo- its workers
are not the sons of
tional, wishful and extra- farmers. The first farmers in Israel
came from the intelectual and pro-
vagantly grateful."
fessional spheres, who formed a
Noting that the proposal has new contact with the work of the
not even been accepted in land. They knew that they must
receive an agricultural educa-
principle by the Ecumenical also
tion in order to raise the profes-
Council, Rabbi Lamm, a mem- sional standard in all branches of
ber of the Union of Orthodox farming.
The Agricultural Academy, named
Jewish Congregations overseas after Dr. A. Rupin, was established
the beginning of the year 1949.
commission, assert that "we It is
in Emek Hefer, in the heart
may perhaps have overrated of an agricultural area. In the
of the years the Academy
Christian theology, and espe-
and today has thousands
cially the accusation of deicide, developed
of study days and a turnover of
as a source of anti-Semitism." thousands of students in all
of agriculture.
Christian anti-Semitism, he de- branches
The students in the Academy are
have experience of
clares, "is not a Jewish prob-
work behind them—in the
lem, it is a Christian problem." practical
field, garden, plantations or other
Asserting that, if adopted, branches of farming. The course
for Kibbutz farm-managers is for
the Vatican statement on the farmers
who will fill central posts
Jews will mark a beginning on the farms in the future. The
in the improvement in Catho- course lasts for about ten months
and in it the students acquire,
lic-Jewish relations, Rabbi besides
an agricultural education,
Lamm suggested that "it is knowledge of the fundamentals of
farm planning and an understand-
time we American Jews be- ing of the financial life of the
gan to rethink our hereto- country and of matters pertaining
to Kibbutz farming. In the course
fore 'official' position on for
Moshav leaders, aimed mainly
cooperation with other faiths, for new immigrant settlers, one
also learn social, cultural and
particularly the Catholic.
financial problems in the Moshay.
"Today," he said, "all reli-
The Academy also has a bi-
annual seminar for agricultural
gious must work together machinery
technicians, a course in
against the common enemy, home management, courses in
for water meas-
that all-pervasive secularism uring, for plant protection,
which threatens us all alike. plantation management, for fisher-
Catholics and Jews can enjoy men, for dairy development, for the
of sheep and cattle and for
mutual benefits in cooperating raising
raising poultry.
In the last few years the Aca-
in matters of public policy on
demy opened its gates to students
many important issues."
from African countries, as well.
He warned, however; that
Translation of Hebrew column.
.Published by the Brith Ivrith
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feelings of 'inferiority in the
confrontation with other
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