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January 31, 1964 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-31

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High Court Upholds
Acquittal of Ex-Nazis
in Murder of Jews

BONN (JTA) — The Federal
Supreme Court at Karlsruhe
upheld a decision of a local
court at Freiburg which last
summer acquitted two former
members of a German police
battalion. They were accused of
participating in the murder of
more than 3,000 Jewish women,
children and aged Jews behind
the eastern front in the summer
of 1941.
The Freiburg public prosecu-
tor, who had demanded sen-
tences of up to five years at
hard labor for the two defend-
ants, appealed the Supreme
Court decision.
The court ruled that the de-
fendants had acted under com-
pulsion, fearing they might
'themselves be executed if they
tried to disobey orders.
In sustaining the verdict, the
Supreme Court held that possi-
bly another court might have
come to a different assessment
of the evidence than did the
Freiburg court but that on the
legal aspects of the case within
the Supreme Court's jurisdic-
tion, there were no grounds for
overturning the lower court

Toronto Labor Will Seek
Law Requiring Names
on Anti-Semitic Material

ronto Labor Committee for Hu-
man Rights intends to ask the
Ontario Provincial Government
for a law that will force pur-
veyors of anti-Semitic material
to identify themselves on their
propaganda, G. Eamon Park,
chairman, said.
He told the Toronto Labor
Conference on Human Rights
that the proposal stemmed
from the appearance in To-
ronto of thousands of copies
of a pamphlet which said that
President Kennedy was as-
sassinated "by Marxist Lee
Oswald, who was silenced by
Jew Jacob Rubenstein before
he could expose that com-
munism is .iewish."
He said one of the problems
in dealing with such material
was the anonymity of it and
that "we should act now to end
the secrecy behind the sources
of this scurrilous literature."
He added that there were
precedents for such a proposal
citing federal and provincial
election laws requiring political
parties and candidates to state
the issuing source and authority
for printed election materials.


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Vice Admiral H. G. Rick-
over has been named for the
Heart-of-the-Year A w a r
from the American Heart As-
sociation at the White House.
President Lyndon B. John-
son, who in 1959 received the
first award, will make the
presentation. The award is
conferred annually upon a
distinguished American for
faith, courage and achieve-
ment in meeting the person-
al challenge of heart disease.
Rickover, called "father of
the nuclear submarine," suf-
fered a heart attack in July,

Ex-SS Colonel, Heyde,
Will Be Tried Feb. 18
in 'Mercy Killings'

LIMBURG, W. Germany
(JTA) — The Limburg public
prosecutor's office said that
Prof. Werner Heyde, 61-year-
old former SS colonel, would go
on trial here Feb. 18 on charges
of murdering 100,000 mental
patients and Jews in the Nazi
euthanasia program.
Prof. Heyde, mastermind of
the Nazi "mercy killing" pro-
gram, is charged with multiple
counts of murder. Dr. Hans
Hefelmann and Dr. Freidrich
Tillmann are codefendants with
He was arrested in 1959 when
police found him working under
an alias as chief medical advi-
ser to the Schleswig-Holstein
state welfare court.

Jewish League to Aim
at Curbing Zionists'
Political Ties in Israel

The American Jewish League
for Israel, at a two-day con-
ference here, reaffirmed its
objective as the abolition in
Zionist groups outside of Israel
of partisan affiliations with the
political structure of the State
of Israel.
The conference, held under
the chairmanship of Samuel H.
Daroff, shaped plans for a pro-
gram of conferences in various
cities "intended to lead to a
rational reorganization of the
Diaspora Zionist structure."
The program will be pre-
sented to t h e forthcoming
World Zionist Congress sched-
uled to be held in December
this year. Participants in the
discussions included Judge
Louis E. Levinthal, Dr. Simon
Greenberg, Dr. Arthur Lelyveld,
Eleazar Lipsky, Jacob M. Al-
kow, Louis A. Falk and Jerome
J. Shestack.

New Story by Singer

Religious Study Witnesses of Nazi Crimes Sought
World Jewish Congress head- that the Institute will carry on
With Inadequate quarters
in New York is tracing this task and expressed the
witnesses in connection with hope that all persons who may
Jewish Content almost
200 cases of Nazi crim- be able to help in this connec-

Explanations of Orthodox,
Conservative, Reform and Re-
constructionist principles and
evaluations of Jewish organiza-
tional activities in this country
are included in the volume
"Religion in 20th Century
America," by Herbert Wallace
Schneider, originally issued by
Harvard University Press and
now published in a revised
paperback edition by Atheneum
Books (162 E. 38th, NY16).
While the author expresses
the view that traditional lines
among the major Jewish reli-
gious groups "are beginning to
weaken, chiefly because of the
common problems created for
all Jews_ by the Nazi persecu-
tions and by the creation of the
Homeland of Israel," the author
is under the impression that the
attempt to unite all groups un-
der the Synagogue Council of
America "has met with little
success." This viewpoint is not
fully substantiated by United
Synagogue spokesmen.
Assimilation is described as
having had the "inevitable re-
sult that the learning of Hebrew,
the observance of the Jewish
`sacra,' and the study of Torah
lost some of the religious ur-
gency which they possess for the
Orthodox," But the author adds:
"With the growth of secular
Jewish nationalism and Zion-
ism, and with the disillusion-
ment over the general
program of assimilation, there
grew rapidly during the last
two decades a demand, even
on the part of secularist Jews,
for a revival of the knowl-
edge of Hebrew, of the Torah,
and of the peculiar institu-
tions of Judaism."
Why the questionable term
"peculiar?" Those who are ac-
quainted with Jewish traditions
will surely challenge the au-
thor, who also stated:
"The cultivation of these in-
stitutions now seemed educa-
tionally important whether they
were religiously essential or not.
These schools did not raise the
church-state issue since they
were willing to accept the 'wall
of separation,' but they raised
the question of their relevance
to American culture."
The author of this evaluative
work on religion maintains that
"for Jews the family is still the
primary center of religious ob-
servance." He makes several
references to Zionism.
It it regrettable that an other-
wise meritorious work should
have blundered in resort to
terminology and interpretation
that are subject to question.
—P. S.

inals who are either being in-
vestigated or about to be tried
by the West German authori-
The search for witnesses had
been under the direction of the
late Dr. Nahemiah Robinson,
director of the Institute of Jew-
ish Affairs of the WJC, who
died suddenly two weeks ago.
Samuel Bronfman, chairman
of the North American Execu-
tive of WJC. has announced

Isaac Bashevis Singer, noted Brooklyn JNF to Set Up
American Yiddish writer, has Galilee Settlement
a new short story in the current
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A new,
issue of Harper's Magazine.
five-year program for the estab-
Titled "A Sacrifice," Singer lishment of a frontier settle-
tells the folk tale of a small ment, Kirvath Brooklyn, in Is-
village and what happens when rael's Galilee region was voted
an elderly couple, still seem- at the 15th annual dinner of the
ingly very much in love, decide Brooklyn division of the Jewish
to get a divorce. National Fund.

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Jewish Firms Report
Damages in Panama

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Many
Jewish businessmen suffered
"considerable material damage"
through vandalism and rob-
beries in Panama during the
recent outbreaks of conflicts
there in connection with dis-
putes between Panama and the
United States, according to a
report received by the World
Jewish Congress.
The report, from Moises A.
Mizrachi, president of the Se-
phardic Jewish Community of
Panama, added, however, that
there were no Jewish casualties
in the recent rioting there.
The total Panamanian Jewish
population is 1,800. Most of the
Jews live in Panama City, and
there is a smaller community at
Colon, Mizrachi reported.

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the Institute of Jewish Affairs,
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