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April 10, 1964 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-10

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Friday, April 10, 1964 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH

thh Plague — Earthquake
Added to CI Seder in Alaska

ANCHORAGE—Many of the
300 Jewish military and civilian
personnel in the Anchorage,
Fairbanks and Juneau areas
were literally shaken from their
seder tables when the earth-
quake struck here Passover Eve,
according to a report from
U. S. Air Force Chaplain Sey-
mour Gitin, made just hours
after the initial shock of the
"There was no panic, and this
accounts for the fact that there
are at this time no known Jew-
ish casualties," Chaplain Gitin
stated. "Earth tremors damaged
several of the buildings in
which 18 different seder serv-
ices had been planned, and
thousands of dishes, as well as
prepared foods, were destroyed.

U.S. Banker Warns
Israel to Adopt Stiffer
Anti-Inflation Policy

vice president of the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco,
David Grove, has issued a stern
warning that, unless the Israeli
government adopts and imple-
ments a much stricter anti-
inflation policy, the national
economy will deteriorate dan-
The warning was contained
in a report by Grove to Da-
vid Horowitz, governor of the
Bank of Israel. The question
on whether to release the re-
port in view of its outspoken
opinions had been the subject
of debate in the government
and among Bank of Israel
While the report held that
the 1962 devaluation of the
pound and Bank of Israel anti-
inflation policies were basically
correct, it warned that devel-
opments of the recent past and
those in the foreseeable future
bode ill in view of continuing
inflationary pressures.
Among the report's major
recommendations were a tight-
er credit policy and reduction
in borrowing abroad and mak-
ing such borrowing subject to
greater coordination with the
Bank of Israel's domestic credit
"The report found that "in-
flation is a manifestation of an
understandable attempt to meet
high priority goals of national
policy without simultaneously
curbing the expansion of non-
essential consumption."

London Meeting Recalls
Warsaw Uprising Date

LONDON, (JTA) —More than
1,000 persons attended a meet-
ing here commemorating the
21st anniversary Of the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising and paying trib-
ute to memory of the six million
Jewish victims of the Nazi holo-
The meeting was arranged by
the Polish-Jewish Ex-Service-
men's Association in cooperation
with the Board of Deputies of
British Jews, the British Sec-
tion of the World Jewish Con-
gress, the Association of Jewish
Ex-Servicemen and Women, and
a special memorial committee.
Lady Gaitskell, widow of the
late Labor Party leader, Hugh
Gaitskell, declared in an address
at the meeting that "by remem-
bering the epic of the Warsaw
Ghetto we renew our own in-
spiration to fight for human

Lights, heat and water were
totally cut off in Anchorage,"
he added.
Nevertheless, two Sedorim
were conducted at Elmendorf
Air Force Base, near Anchor-
age, where Chaplain Gitin is
Chaplain Gitin made his re-
port to the National Jewish Wel-
fare Board (JWB), which is
responsible for planning and
supplying military sedorim for
Jewish GIs around the world.
JWB, as the government-
authorized agency for religious,
morale and welfare services to
Jewish personnel in the U.S.
armed forces and their depend-
ents and to Jews in veterans
hospitals, has the year-round
task of planning, arranging and
providing ritual materials and
kosher foods for Jewish holi-
day observances in the military.
`Thanks to JWB there was on
hand a good supply of canned
kosher foods and matzo which
was immediately distributed. In
most cases, hot prepared foods
and canned goods were shared
with personnel of all faiths who
happened to be in the area,"
Chaplain Gitin said.
"Although the plans for the
Passover celebration had been
literally smashed, two seder
services were partially carried
out in the dark under pri-
mitive conditions at Elmen-
dorf AFB, in the homes of
Lt. Col. E. Coldwater and Lt.
Col. S. Kolodny.
"On Saturday, the second day
of Passover, with the earth still
shaking periodically, throughout
the day and night, impromptu
sedorim were held at the
homes of Captain, Yourman at
Ft. Richardson, and Lt. Col.
Rosenberg at Elmendorf, A
large community seder was con-
ducted at Ft. Wainright in the
Fairbanks area, where the
damage was not as severe. Dr.
Michael Krauss, of the Univers-
ity of Alaska, conducted a seder
service where 94 were in at-
tendance," Chaplain Gitin re-
Although his primary respon-
sibility is to the Jewish military
personnel and their depend-
ents at Elmendorf AFB, Fort
Richardson, Eilson AFB, Fort
Wainright and at isolated posts
scattered along the Alaskan
coast and ajacent islands, Chap-
lain Gitin, in the 18 months that
he has been stationed in Alaska,
has used his leisure time to
provide rabbinical services to
the civilian Jewish community
in the state and to Cong. Beth
Shalom in Anchorage.
He has instituted a state wide
program of Jewish education
for Jewish military person-
nel and for Jewish civilians and
he publishes the first Jewish
periodical ever to appear in
Alaska, the Alaskan Jewish

`Deputy' Author Gets
Permit to Live in Basle

BASLE, (JTA) — Rolf Hoch-
huth, author of the play, "The
Deputy," which charges Pope
Pius XII with failure to protest
the Nazi annihiliation of Euro-
pean Jewry, was granted an ex-
tension of his Swiss residence
permit until the end of this year.
Police had earlier refused such
an extension after organized
demonstrations were held here
by Catholic groups when the
play was first produced in Basle.

S. Africa Denies Bonn Compensation Pact Adequate
U.S. Reports of to Cover Austrian Victims of Nazis,
Claims New Chancellor Klaus
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire

to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — The Informa-
tion Service of the South Afri-
can government issued a state-
ment here Tuesday criticizing
"recent reports in some United
States newspapers" which "in-
correctly tried to imply a cer-
tain growing anti-Semitic feel-
ing in the South African gov-
ernment and the National
Terming such reports "vicious
implications" which it was
"necessary to refute," the bul-
letin asserted that "it has been
made quite clear at various oc-.
casions that the South African
government has no anti-Semitic
feelings." • The bulletin added
that the South African govern-
ment "will never allow any such
feeling to influence it in its de-
cisions and deliberations."
The bulletin emphasized
that South Africa under the
present National Party gov-
ernment "was one of the first
countries to recognize the
state of Israel and its then-
prime minister. Dr. D. E.
Malan was the first head of
government of any foreign
country to visit Israel after
the country achieved its inde-
"Dr. Malan was warmly wel-
ccmed by the government and
people of Israel."
The bulletin then cited a
number of statements by South
African leaders and newspapers
denouncing anti-Semitism as
well as statements by Jewish
leaders asserting that there was
no anti-Semitism in South
South African Jews were re-
ported "astonished by the gross
exaggerations" appearing in the
American press, The S out h
African Jewish Times, leading
weekly here, declared.
The paper quoted reports that
appeared in the United States,
stating that the Jews here were
"shuddering in fear," contem-
plating abandonment of their
property and planning emigra-
tion, due to anti-Jewish attacks
voiced recently in South Afri-
ca's parliament by some mem-
bers of the Nationalist Party.
Such reports and "similar non-
sense," stated the newspaper,
"have no foundation in fact."

Two German VIPs Offer
Opposite Views of Guilt: to
Blame or Not to Blame?

(JTA) — West Ger-
man Foreign Minister Gerhard
Schroeder told his countrymen
they could not shut their eyes
to Germany's past. Speaking at
a Christian Democratic Union
Party meeting here, he said:
"West Germans must be the first
to face the evil which—whether
we like it or not—is linked with
the name of our nation."
But at another meeting here,
during a political rally, Franz
Josef Strauss, former West Ger-
man defense minister, attacked
the thesis of the "sole guilt"
of the German people for the
war crimes of the Nazis.
He declared that West Ger-
mans must conquer the past and
come to terms with their neigh-
bors. He said this included
bringing war criminals to justice
but "war crimes and crimes
against humanity were not com-
mitted only by the losers. The
belief in justice is shaken," he
asserted, "if it is made to ap-
pear as though only one side
committed crimes."

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

issue was not included during
the negotiations between the
People's Party and the Social-
ist Party, out of which the new
'coalition emerged which made
him chancellor.

VIENNA — Josef Klaus, Aus-
tria's new chancellor, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that he felt the existing Aus-
trian West German compensa-
tion agreement was adequate to
However, he added, if new
cover the needs of Austrian problems arise requiring action.,
victims of the Nazi regime.
the People's Party would sup-
He said that no new regula- port such demands by the vic-
tions were envisaged for. any tims of Nazism.

improvement in the situation
of those victims and that the

Moroccan Nationalists
Hold Palestine Week,
`Devoted' to Israel


Moroccan nationalist Is tiqlal
Party Monday opened its "Pales-
tine Week," comprising a series
of anti-Israel events in this city.
Similar activity had also been
scheduled for the capital city of
Rabat, but the governor there
prohibited it. Istiqlal, an opposi-
tion party, has charged the Mor-
occan government with doing
nothing about the "Palestine
During this week, the party
leaders in Casablanca will out-
line the Istiqlal position in prob-
lems such as Israel's Jordan
River irrigation project and
Zionism in general. Istiqlal is
the only Moroccan party parti-
cipating in "Palestine Week,"
which is patterned after a
similar series of events held in
Algeria twc months ago.


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