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February 14, 1964 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-14

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Friday, February 14, 1964—THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS- 12

Bodenheimer's Memoirs Tell of Pioneer's
Association with Herd, His Labors in the
Formation of Zionist Movement in Germany

Students Admit Hate Leaflets
`a Joke': Probe Goes On

MONTREAL, (JTA) — Nazi those people who are now
A number of years before sions that were conducted at ing to the rise of the modern leaflets which appeared on the slightly biased towards its
Theodor Herzl's appearance on a meeting of the Society for political Zionist Jnovement, the campus of McGill University and ideas," he said.
the Jewish scene with his pro- Jewish History in which he experiences at World Zionist Loyola College were called a
Prof. Maurice Pinard, of the
posal of a Jewish State as a spoke of the Maccabaean strug- Congresses and his work with "joke" by a group of students. sociology and anthropology de-
solution to the mounting Jew- gle "as a national uprising for the noted world Zionist leaders, The students made themselves partment, thought that the pres-
ish problem, another German the liberation of the Jewish Bodenheimer adds rich chapters known to university authorities, ent unrest in Quebec might
Jew, M. I. Bodenheimer, devel- peeople from the ignominy of to Zionist history in "Prelude apologizing for their action and have something to do with the
oped a similar thesis and later alien rule." His memoirs there- to Israel," which was ably trans- promising that no more of the campaign.
lated from the German by Israel leaflets will appear.
became one of Herzl's closest upon state:
Prof. Saul Frankel said: "The
associates. The Bodenheimer
"The opposition maintained Cohen.
However, the more serious increasing intolerance towards
story, his fascinating memoirs,
that only religious motives
Bodenheimer was born in issue of "hate" mailings to the French on the part of some
are contained in a noteworthy were involved. I was highly Stuttgart in 1865, practiced law
university students is still English-Canadians may be impor-
book, "Prelude to Israel," pub- pleased to find in a man of in Cologne in 1891, in that year under investigation. The uni-
tant here. These same people.
lished by Thomas Yoseloff (11 engaging manlier an ardent issued his brochure "Whither versity has begun a probe of
become just as receptive to anti-
E. 36th, NY16).
Jewish or anti-Negro literature."
defender of my view, who the Russian Jews?," having been the matter in conjunction with
Edited by his daughter, Hen-
dealt with the opposition skil- deeply moved by the pogroms. postal authorities, and the
riette Hannah Bodenheimer, fully out. of a knowledge of Thus, six years before Herzl
community relations depart-
Arizona Jewish Paper
who now resides in London, this Jewish sources. This was Da- convened the World Zionist ment of the Canadian Jewish
Wins First Prize
volume contains many important vid Wolffsohn. He had come Congress, and founded the Congress is making a collec-
TUCSON, Ariz. (JTA)—Ari-
details about Bodenheimer's
to Memel, from Russia as a World Zionist Organization, tion of the material and the
early experiences, the anti-Semi-
16-year-old youth, and thanks Bodenheimer in his way called plain brown envelopes in zona Post, Jewish newspaper
published here by Mr. and Mrs.
tism he encountered, the duels to Rabbi Dr. Isaac Ruelf had for a Zionist movement to solve
which it is sent.
Abe Chanin, has been awarded
he was involved in as a student acquired a knowledge of the the Jewish problem.
"We are helping various gov- first prize for "general excel-
—all akin to similar experiences
German language. Through
Many of the important mem- ernment authorities in locating lence" in the special publica-
by Herzl—the difficulties he had
the same rabbi he also be-
oranda, those addressed to the source of this material," a tions division of the Arizona
with Jewish audiences to whom came acquainted with the ef-
the Turkish Sultan and to department official disclosed. He Newspapers Assocaition. The
he preached Zionism. Boden- forts of Russian Jews to es-
the German Foreign Office, said most of the literature comes award was the sixth ANA prize
heimer was the author of one
tablish colonies in Palestine.
were framed by Boden- from the United States, but that won by The Arizona Post in the
of the first pamphets propagat- At Cologne he had a lumber-
some of it is printed in Canada. last eight years.
heimer at Herzl's request.
ing the Zionist idea.
ing business, which from mod-
Several McGill professors
The newspaper was cited for
est beginnings lie developed
Because he had accompa-
have voiced their concern. Prof. its general news coverage, "live-
with energy and astuteness Fund idea emerged at the pro- W. E. Lambert said that the ly make-up," special advertising
nied Herzl on his several trips
into a considerable undertak- posal of Prof. Hermann Scha- "hate" campaign is not to be supplements, local stories, head-
and associated with him in
ing. When I pointed out to piro, Bodenheimer became its laughed at. "It may well attract lines and illustrations.
much of his work, such recol-
him that the Jewish question first presiding officer and he
lections are of special inter-
was to be solved only by held that post until the First
est. Major in value is Boden-
political means and through World War, continuing in that
heimer's description of his
the creation of a Jewish State capacity until it was assumed
meeting together with Herzl
in Palestine, he was enthu- by Menahem Ussishkin.
and Kaiser Wilhelm in Pales-
siastic. He told me that he had
He fled from the Nazis in
tine. The detailed account
already read something on the 1938, \vas among the leading fig-
given in "Prelude to Israel"
subject. It was my brochure, ures in German Zionism, the
has great historical value in
and he was astonished to learn movement he helped create, and
Zionist history.
that I was the author. On was a leader in world Zionism
This is one of a great many
until his death in Jerusalem in
episodes described by Boden- that night in February of
heimer who tells how, in the 1892 we walked back and
Is Pleased To Announce That
There is a concluding note
1880's, he realized that only forth between our homes
to his memoirs in which he
Jewish nationhood in an autono-
long friendship, which was stated:
mous area will end the problems
that faced Jews who had to en- not limited to similarity of
"From my earliest youth
counter so much anti-Semitism. conviction, was formed then
the figure of Moses and his
and there. Thus it was that
He describes the first efforts
work of liberation always
German Zionism came into
to interest Baron M. DeHirsch
gripped me most. One eve-
in Palestinian colonization, his
ning, dreaming on my way
In such fashion, describing home from school, I indeed
withdrawal from it, the efforts
to create an interest in such not only this manner in which saw a fiery glow blazing up-
projects and the ideas that were German Zionism was fashioned ward in the mountains about
propagated by Hoses Hess in by his friendship with the man
my home. For a moment I
his "Rome and Jerusalem, or who became Herzl's successor slipped into the delusion that
the Last Question of Nationali- to the presidency of the World it was the burning bush, from
Zionist Organization, but also which a call was coming to
Bodenheimer tells of discus- giving many other details relat- me. From this dream I quickly
awoke as the fire disappeared
Has Been Named
and there was only the set-
Jewish Colonization Association of Europe
ting sun reflected in my win-
Adopts Work Plans in Israel, Other Lands
dow. Perhaps it was this
dream, arising from the sub-
LONDON (JTA) — Plans and tion with other organizations
. . . for his outstanding record of accomplishment
in leading the entire National Life organization in
budget allocations for the activ- for the benefit of refugees and consciousness, that aroused in
sales throughout Southeastern Michigan.
ities of the Jewish Colonization repatriates from Algeria, Mo-
I devoted the strength of my
Association (JCA), in various rocco and Tunisia.
Mr. Davidson Is A Valued Associate Of
youth and the experience of
countries during 1964, were
The Association also spon-
old age."
adopted at a meeting of the or-
sors a housing fund and a
ganization's council of adminis-
The numerous anecdotes and
sheltered workshop scheme in
Brazil jointly with the United
personal experiences add much
Sir Henry d'Avigdor Gold- Hias Service and is engaged merit to memoirs which become
smid, member of Parliament, in various other loan activi- worthy addenda to the history
was reelected president, and
ties for the assistance of im-
of Zionism in which Dr. M. I.
PHONE: 548-9811
Rene Mayer of France and Max migrants in Australia, Bel-
Bodenheimer played a great role.
Gottschalk of Belgium were gium, Brazil, Canada and
named vice presidents. -
In Israel, further progress
The association's traditional
of settlements which the JCA interest in education and voca-
founded, or in the develop- tional and agricultural training
ment of which JCA is parti-
will be maintained, it was
cipating, w i 1 I be facilitated
noted. Examples of such grants
through such measures as
in this field approved at the
credits for the setting up of
meeting are a contribuiton to
farms for the sons of colonists,
the budget of the faculty of
revolving funds for short term
agriculture of the Hebrew Uni-
farm loans, the erection of
versity, financial aid for the
communal halls and the instal- construction of a new assembly
lation of facilities for the in- Ihall at the Mikveh Israel Agri-
Shalom is a word you hear often in Israel. It means peace. Israelis say
dustrialization- of various ! cultural School in Israel, a grant
"Shalom" when they welcome you, when they bid you farewell, when
for the Vera Weizmann Youth
While the joint program with Day Center at Ofakim, a con-
the Jewish Agency for the con- tribution to the budget of the
they wish you all the good things in life. Now, Shalom is the name of
solidation of the agricultural • Plant Genetics Section of the
an exciting new ship. Lavish and lovely, she is more than a luxury liner—
and economic position of under- Weizmann Institute and support
developed settlements is near- of various projects of ORT and
:he is a heart-warming experience. If you are plannng a trip to Israel
ing its end, the association is the Alliance Israelite Univer-
now considering the extension selle.
or the Mediterranean next Spring—or anytime after-
of its area of cooperation with
the agency in the sphere of
Technical Cooperation
agricultural settlement.
Work for the integration of Agreement with Israel
And don't forget Zitn's other fine transatlantic liners.
immigrants in other countries
BRASILIA, (JTA) — Brazil's
One leaves New York for Haifa every third Friday throughout the year.
will continue, it was announced. Senate ratified the treaty of
Owner's Representative: American Israeli Shipping Company, Inc.,
The JCA is one of the principal technical cooperation between
327 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, 427-7482;
contributors to a housing fund Brazil and Israel. The pact was
New York City, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto
set up in France in collabora- negotiated two years ago.




Austin A. Kanter, C. L. U






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