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April 17, 1964 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-17

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Allied Jewish Campaign Report Meetings
Start Today; to Honor Women's Division

Miss Joan Stiebel, the executive
secretary of the Central British
Fund for Jewish Relief and Re-
habilitation, will be the guest
speaker at the luncheon report
meeting of the Allied Jewish
Campaign. today, at the Fred M.
Butzel Memorial Building.
Miss Stiebel is in the United
States as the 1964 recipient of the
Henry Wineman International Fel-
lowship established by the Wine-
man family in memory of Mr.
Wineman.
The Fellowship provides an op-
portunity each year for a staff
member of an organized overseas
Jewish community to study Ameri-
can Jewish community organiza-
tion under the auspices of the
Council of Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds.
The Central British Fund, of

Doctor Defends
War Role in Suit
Against Leon Uris

LONDON (JTA)—Dr. Wladislaw
Dering, the Polish-born doctor who
has filed a libel suit against Leon
Uris, author of the novel "Exodus,"
and the latter's British publishers,
testified in the hearing before the
High Court here that he and his
assistants in the hospital of the
Auschwitz death camp saved many
prisoner-patients from the gas
chambers.
Dr. Dering filed his suit because
a portion of "Exodus" mentions a
Dr. Dehring, as being concerned
with experiments on inmates at
Auschwitz. He claims that, though
the book spelled the name dif-
ferently, it meant him.
Dr. Dering, who now practices
medicine here, said he and his as-
sistants at Auschwitz removed num-
bers from the chests of the living,
and substituted numbers from
corpses.
He testified that, when the Nazis
found he and his staff could wash
the numbers off, they introduced
tattooing. He said there was an
underground through which he had
been able to get drugs to help
prisoners, though discovery would
have meant death for all involved.
Uris and the publishers, Wil-
liam Kimber and Co., have ad-
mitted that a paragraph in the
book referring to Auschwitz
medical experiments was de-
famatory to Dr. Dering. But they
contend that it was true in
substance, subject to certain
qualifications.
Dr. Dering said that as an inmate
of Auschwitz he himself was mal-
treated and subjected to all the
indignities of other inmates.
He also stated that his member-
ship in the Polish underground was
unknown to his German captors.
He told the court he does not in
any way feel that he had acted
against his conscience, medical
ethics or humanity in general.
The printers of the book do not
figure in the present action. They
had reportedly settled with Dr.
Dering by paying damages.

West German Student
Reported Arrested in
Egypt as Israel Spy

LONDON (JTA)—Egypt has an-
nounced that a West German stu-
dent was arrested last November
on charges of spying for Israel,
it was reported here from Cairo.
The student was identified as
Frowald Franz Huttenmeiser of
Cologne. The government also pub-
lished a 14-page document which
alleged that an Israeli "spy
school" was being conducted in
Ethiopia, hinting that the school
was "officially sheltered" by the
Addis Ababa government.

which Miss Stiebel is the execu-
tive head. is a major Jewish or-
ganization in the Western Europe
area for rehabilitation in European
and North African Jewish col-
munities.
Miss Stiebel was selected for
the 1964 Fellowship by the Wine-
man Fellowship Committee con-
sisting of Mrs. Henry Wineman,
James Wineman, Herbert Sott,
Isidore Sobeloff, executive vice-
president of the Jewish Welfare
Federation of Detroit, and Philip
Bernstein, executive director of
the National Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds.
Miss Stiebel also will attend a
board meeting of the Women's
Division of the Jewish Welfare
Federation and will confer with
leaders of the Detroit Jewish
community.
A tribute to the Women's Di-
vision, current leader in per-
centage of achievement in the
1964 campaign, will be a feature
of the first campaign report
meeting today, it was announced
by Charles H. Gershenson, gen-
eral campaign chairman.
Women's Division members laud•
ed by Gershenson and Al Borman,
his associate chairman, are Mrs.
Philip R. Marcuse, president; Mrs.
Arthur H. Rice, vice-president in
charge of campaign; - Mesdames
Sidney J. Allen, Eugene J. Arn-
feld, Harry Becker, Hyman C. Bro-
der,. Abraham Cooper, Abraham
Srere, Frank A. Wetsman, pre-
campaign advisory council; Mrs.
Samuel J. Rhodes, headliners pre-
campaign adviser; Mrs. Julien Pri-

ver, keynoters pre-campaign advi-
sor, Mrs. Morris J. Brandwine,
general solicitation advisor; and
Mesdames Max Frank, Seymour J.
Frank and Harry L. Jackson, mem-
bers-at-large.
Samuel Haber, assistant Euro-
pean director of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee, will be the
speaker at the second campaign

The services division of the
Allied Jewish Campaign, repre-
sented by key workers in 10 re-
lated business and professions
ranging from insurance men to
finance agency executives and
linen service drivers, announced
at the opening dinner of the drive
that it had raised more than 70
percent of its previous total, and
was just getting underway in cov-
ering slips this year.

and Harry Schumer, pre-campaign
chairmen for this division.

Paul Broder and Harold S. Nor-
man are chairmen of the division.
Louis C. Blumberg and Samuel J.
Greenberg are counselors.
Responsible for raising a high
percentage of the total pledged so
far this year are Sidney J. Bertin

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report meeting 12:15 p.m. Friday,
April 24, in the Butzel building
auditorium, 163 Madison ave., Ger-
shenson announced.
Other report meetings are sche-
duled for the following Fridays,
May 1 and 8.
Gershenson said that in the
trades and professions, the me-
chanical trades division is first
with $862,422 in pledges, or in
excess of 87 percent of their 1963
total before announcement of to-
day's figures. Eugene J. Epstein is
chairman and Merle Harris and
Malcolm S. Lowenstein co-chair-
men of the division.

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