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March 13, 1964 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-03-13

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Warsaw Ghetto Exhibit Tells the Story of Those Who DID Fight Back

Friday, March 13, 1964—THE DETROIT JEWISH


You start by taking notes .. .
"Population of Warsaw, year
1423: 15046'0; percentage of
Jews, 0 . . ."
The numbers go on. The Jew-
ish population soars to 38.1 per-
cent in 1914. It plummets after
1939 . . .
You wonder at the numbers,
you shake your head in sym-
pathy . . . and you move on to

the next exhibit. Here are pie-
'tures of eminent Jews, the lights
of what was once the golden age
of Eastern Europe. You jot down
"Peretz . . . Sokolow."
Another fact: "Ghetto estab-
lished Oct. 2, '40."
And then there are no more
notes. For these exhibits—these
damning documents and photo-
graphs compiled by the YIVO In-
, stitute for Jewish Research—be-
; come imprinted, indelibly, on the

$10-Million Campaign On
to Save Jewish Documents

Thousands of documents that j secret documents from the Min-
help trace the history of modern istry of Foreign Affairs of the
Jewry are in danger of disinte- Third Reich are housed in the
gration if the YIVO Institute for 150-year-old, five-story building,
Jewish Research cannot acquire once a residence for wealthy
the funds for their preservation. New York families.
Recognized as the world cen-
A $10-million campaign has
been started by the Heritage iter for. Yiddish research, YIVO
Foundation of New York. estab- 1 acts as a general source of in-
lished in January to help support formation for scholars, writers
YIVO and to intensify research i and teachers exploring every
into all phases of Jewish life phase of Jewish life, over 500
; years.
throughout the world.
Bernard Waltzer, a New York
According to Rabbi I. David
Passow, YIVO national execu- industrialist, heads the Heritage
tive secretary, here last week Foundation. For information on
for the opening of the War- the campaign, write the Founda-
saw Ghetto exhibit, "We're tion, 1048 Fifth Ave., New York
battling against time. We have
some documents 150 years old
that will disintegrate before
we can microfilm them. We
must have catalogers, transla-
tors,.equipment, facilities."
The Warsaw
Ghetto exhibit':
on display at
Jew arrested early in 1962 on
the Jewish
a charge of having been "in
Center througl-
touch with Israeli diplomats"
March 22, is
was convicted in a Moscow
only a small
court for alleged complicity in
"economic crimes." The prose-
the over two
cution demanded that he be
million docu-
sentenced to death, according to
ments, letters,
highly authentic information
from the Soviet capital received
and photo
graphs, main-
The man was listed as Mr.
tained at the
Greenberg, without a first name.
YIVO Insti-
He is known to have been a
tute. It is the
member of the Central Syna-
world's largest
gogue of Moscow. During the
collection of
more than two years since his
original docu-
arrest, the charge against him
mentary mate-
had been changed from a poli-
rial on Jewish life.
tical offense to a criminal cate-
The YIVO archives, founded gory.
in Vilna in 1925, was moved to
Greenberg, and others tried
its New York headquarters in with him in a mass "economic"
1940 to escape the Nazi on- trial, are scheduled to receive
slaught. Most of the documents their sentences in Moscow to-
of that period were seized from morrow. In the trial, where
the Nazis by Allied forces after Greenberg was the principal de-
the war. Some memoirs, as fendant, a number of other
shown in the exhibit, were hid- Soviet citizens, the majority of
den by Jews in the Warsaw them Jews, also were found
YIVO also has a library of
over 300,000 volumes, con- N.Y. Yiddish Daily
sidered the outstanding one of
its kind in the world; and a Marks 50th Year
museum with the most expen-
sive and complete collection 50th anniversary of the Yid-
of material on the Yiddish dish daily newspaper the Day-
Jewish Journal was celebrated
theater in existence.
last week-end with the issuance
Such treasures as the original of a special 132-page edition re-
Theodor Herzl diary and top- viewing aspects of Jewish life
in this country for the last 50
Morris Weinberg, publisher
of the newspaper, r e c e i v e d
greetings from President John-
son and numerous members of
the U.S. Senate and House of
Representatives, as we 11 a s
from Gov. Nelson A. Rockfel-
ler and Mayor Robert Wagner
of New York. Greetings were
also sent to Weinburg by Presi-
dent Shazar of Israel; Levi
Eshkol, Israel's prime minister;
Deputy Prime Minister Abba
Eban; Israel Ambassador to
Washington Abraham Harman;
and Ambassador Katriel Katz,
Israel's Consul General in New
Zionist leaders lauded the
paper for the active stimulation
it gave to the Zionist move-
ment. Religious leaders greeted
the paper in messages stressing
its role in revitalizing Jewish
religious life in the United

A. Moscow Jew
Convicted; Death
Sentence Sought

mind. How stupid it seems to
take notes with mere pencil.
Four hundred thousand
lives—in the largest Jewish
community in Eastern Europe
—sealed off from the sun of
freedom Nov. 15. 1940. Four-
fifths shipped to concentra-
tion camps in the next two
And the revolt—Passover Eve,
1943—the first armed uprising
in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Notes? Who can forget?
Who can forget that face—a
child with golden side curls and
big dimples and laughing eyes,
a boy who would have been
around 30 today, if .. .
Is this, then, what those sta-
tistics mean? One face times
400,000? Times six million?
It is an old man quietly en-
during the degredation as a
laughing German officer cuts
off his beard. It is a young
woman, with head held high,
as she marches with her fam-
ily to uncertain—though, 'in-
deed, certain—fate as relent-
less Nazi machine guns focus
on their steps.
Suddenly a voice seeps into
your consciousness from the
other side of the exhibit board:
"So, my children are doing very
well, thank you, keeping busy
with school and scouts and the
Center . . ."
It makes you angry. What
right have they to talk about
such mundane matters? Here are
pictures of starving children,
and they talk of scouts!
But then you see how it is
with Jews. For even while jailed

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