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May 29, 1964 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-05-29

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Leonard Simons Gets HUC Honorary Court Ruling on ‘Judenrat Issue' Is Backed in Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israeli ment revealed profound historical courts should adjudicate between
Doctor of Humane Letters Degree
press commended the Supreme insight but added that it would be the Jews who condemned all forms

Leonard N. Simons, advertising
executive and philanthropist, will
be awarded the honorary degree of
Doctor of Humane Letters, in rec-
ognition of his dedicated efforts
in behalf of numerous cultural
ceremonies of Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of
the College-Institute, will confer

Brith Hillel Foundation at the
University of Michigan; member
of the lay board of Marygrove
College; member of the advisory
board and past pr esident of
Wa y n e State University Press;
vice-president of Wayne University
State Fund.
Simons was the recipient of the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
from Wayne State University in
A collector of history books and
maps covering Michigan and De-
troit, he has turned over these
extensive collections to the Wayne
State University Library and adds
to both collections each year.
He is an honorary member of
the board of trustees and a past
president of Temple Beth El, and
a courtesy member of Temple
Simons was one of eight key
community men who were honor-
ed last week by the YWCA board
of directors.

Court ruling which found that Jew-
ish leaders in Nazi-occupied Eu-
rope had aided Nazi roundups of
doomed Jews but criticized efforts
to brand the Judenrats — Jewish
administrative committees formed
under Nazi rule—as criminal or-
The opinion was handed down
in connection with an earlier deci-
sion voiding the conviction of Hirsh
Barenblatt on charges of collaborat-
ing with the Nazis. Commenting
on the judgment, the Histadrut
daily, Davar, lauded the Supreme
Court ruling. "We do not possess
the historic perspective and the
emotional distance necessary for
objective judgment," the paper
said. At the same time the paper
stated that "those who believe we
ought not to bring to court Jews
who collaborated with the Nazis
because they themselves have been
moral victims of Nazis are choos-
ing the easy way out."
An editorial in the independent
daily, Haaretz, said that the judg-

a great error to suggest that the
judgment established what people
ought to think of the Judenrat, the
Jewish police and related subjects.
"Anyone who believes that the East
European Jews could have put up
effective resistance after 1939 re-
veals a lack of psychological under-
standing and is responsible for per-
version of historical justice," the
paper declared.
In the Supreme Court ruling,
Chief Justice Yitzhak Olshan de-
clared that historians and not the

of cooperation with the Nazis and
those who believe that such action
was advisable to help slow their
destruction by the Nazis.


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the degree on Saturday, June 6, at
the Rockdale Avenue Temple of
Simons, partner in the advertis-
ing agency of Simons-Michelson
Company of Detroit, is actively id-
entified with many civic, educa-
tional and philanthropic endeav-
ors. He is affiliated with the Rich-
ard Cohn, Shiffman and Simons-
Michelson Co. Foundations and is
a member of the boards, of the
following organizations: Sinai Hos-
pital, Shiffman Clinic, Jewish
Home for Aged, Jewish Historical
Society, Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, Michigan Cancer Founda-
tion, Detroit Historical Society. He
is a member of the boards of the
following national organizations:
Jewish Publication Society of Am-
erica, American Friends of Heb-
rew University, American Jewish
Committee, National Conference
o f Christians a n d Jews. He is
president of the board- of the Bnai

Yeshiva U. Receives
3 Grants for Programs

The large grants to boost sci-
entific and social research were
announced recently by Yeshiva
Two of the grants are from the
At o m i c Energy Commission to
further t h e university's under-
graduate educational and training
programs in the nuclear aspects
of chemistry and physics.
Totaling $24,000, the two
grants will enable the Univers-
ity to build up its nuclear sci-
ence education program in chem-
istry and allow the department
of physics to increase its ex-
perimental and theoretical
The third grant, by the U.S.
Children's Bureau, will enable the
university's Wurzweiler School of
Social Work to conduct a special
project in cooperation with the
Jewish Child Care Association of
New York.
The $32,814 grant provides for
the appointment of a child welfare
specialist to the school faculty to
develop and supervise a special
training program at the child care
association's residential treatment
center for emotionally disturbed


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