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March 19, 1965 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-03-19

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Frank Goldman, Honorary President
of Bnai Brith, Succumbs at Age 74

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)

LOWELL, Mass. — Frank Gold-
man, 74, honorary president of
Bnai Brith, died here Tuesday. Mr.
Goldman was international presi-

LATE FRANK GOLDMAN

dent of Bnai Brith from 1947 to
1950 and played an important role
in aiding the emergence of Israel
and in the reconstruction and re-
settlement of the European Jewish
communities in postwar years.
Mr. Goldman was also vice chair-
man of the Conference on Jewish
Material Claims Against Germany,
a member of the national commis-
sion of Bnai Brith's Anti-Defama-
tion League and the board of direc-
tors of the American-Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, vice presi-
dent of the National Jewish Hos-
pital at Denver, a member of the
board of governors of the Hebrew
University at Jerusalem, a member
of the board of overseers of the

Group to Wage Campaign for Genocide Convention; Hits Senate 'Pigeonholing'

which served notice at a meeting
here that a national campaign will
be waged to rally public opinion.
The committee will be formed
in every state of the union to
advance educational efforts per-
taining to the need for anti-geno-
cide ratification by the US Senate.
Members of the Ad Hoc group

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Senate
ratification of the UN Convention
on Genocide was sought by the
Jewish Theological Seminary of Ad Hoc Committee on Human
America and a leader in many Rights and Genocide Treaties,
other Jewish and general civic and
philanthropic activities.
In 1947 and 1948, Mr. Goldman Two Views on Jews
visited President Truman several
From "The Island Within" by
times to plead the cause of a Jew-
Ludwig Lewisohn
ish national home in Palestine.
A man came to a Polish magnate
When Truman signed the U.S. and asked him: "What do you
proclamation recognizing I s r a e 1, think of the Jews?" The answer
Mr. Goldman was one of the guests was: "Swine, Christ-killers, usur-
invited to the White House for the ers, not to be trusted." "But what
ceremony.
do you think of Isaac?" "A man
A lifelong resident of Lowell, after my own heart. An honorable
Mr. Goldman was graduated from man. A kind man. He saved me
Boston University's law school from bankruptcy." "And what do
summa cum laude at age 19. He you think of Berl?" "I have known
was too young to be admitted to Berl all my life. He's one of the
the Bar, so he remained at Boston best." "And of Shmuel?" "Shmuel
University for two years, becom- is a saint as everyone knows."
ing assistant instructor.
The same man went to a rich
He founded a law practice in and pious Jew and ,asked him:
Lowell and maintained it 53 years "What do you think of the Jews?"
until his death. In 1920-21 he was The pious man answered: "A king-
assistant district attorney in Mid- dom of priests and a holy nation,
dlesex County and president of the elect of the Eternal, blessed
the Lowell Bar Association for be his name." "And what do you
three years.
think of Isaac?" "That thief? That
scroundrel? May his bones be- brok-
en. He looks at you and you are
robbed!" "And of Berl?" "A fel-
low of the same kind, without truth
or justice." "And of Shmuel?" "Do
you think I am taken in by his
piety? A pretentious idiot.'
Reb Moshe hid his hands in his
sleeves: "Avoid both errors."

Mrs. Mollie Silverberg,
Wife of Forward Head,
Dies in Tucson at 71

NEW YORK (JTA) — Funeral
services will be held here for Mrs.
Mollie Silverberg, for years a
leader in the affairs of the wo-
men's division of the Workmen's
Circle and Jewish Socialist organ-
izations, who died at Tucson, Ariz.
at age 71.
She was the wife of Dr. Samuel
S. Silverberg, president of the For-
ward Association, which publishes
The Forward, Yiddish daily. Born
in Russia, Mrs. Silverberg came to
this country in 1918, and had been
active not only in the Workmen's
Circle but also in the Jewish Labor
Committee.

Nazis in News

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MOSCOW (JTA) — A series of
widely advertised events honoring
the memory of Solomon Mikhoels,
the Yiddish actor who was mur-
dered in 1948, during the Stalin
purges of Jewish intellectuals, was
launched at the Bakhrushin Cen-
tral Theatrical Museum.
The announcement came from
Novosti, the Soviet news agency
without mentioning that Mikhoels
was a victim of Stalin's liquidation
of Jewish writers and actors. No-
vosti linked the occasions merely
to the observance of his 75th
birthday. Mikhoels was born in
1890.
At the gathering here addresses
lauding Mikhoels' greatness as an
artist, and works illustrative of his
career, were presented by critics,
actors, and Boris Filippov, director
of the Central Writers Club.
The program will be repeated
March 26. On March 23, another
observance honoring Mikhoels'
memory will be held at the Central
Actors Club here, the Novosti re-
port said.

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Consul Benjamin Peled
Dies at 53 in London

LONDON (JTA)—B enjamin
Peled, Israel's consul-general here,
and former consul in New York,
Two Nazis were making head-
died suddenly of a heart attack.
lines this week. Albert Cukors
He was 53.
His body was taken to the em= (above) was found dead in a
bassy where members of the Jew- bullet-riddled trunk in Monte-
ish community, embassy staff and video, Uruguay. Cukors, 64, was
others paid their respects. The accused • in the murder of some
remains were flow to Israel for 32,000 Jews in Latvia in late
1941. In Los Angeles, Ralph
burial.
Born in Romania, Mr. Peled Forbes, self-acclaimed leader of
came to Palestine in 1935 at age the California Nazi Party, is
23. First serving in the Haganah, knocked to his knees outside the
he subsequently became an offi- Federal Building as he tries to
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War for Independence. After work- the civil rights flareup in Selma,
ing for a time as a journalist, he Ala.
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When the Almighty Prevailed
"And it came to pass when Moses
held up his hand that Israel pre-
vailed, and when he let down his
hand, Amalek prevailed" (Exod.
17:11). Commenting on this; the
Rabbis said: "But could the mere
position of the hand of Moses in-
fluence the battle? The true mean-
ing of the verse is that at such
times as the Israelites directed
their thoughts on high, and kept
their hearts sincerely turned to
their Fathers in heaven, they pre-
vailed. At all other times they suf-
fered defeat."—The Talmud.

Deceased Actor Mikhoels
Earns Tribute in Moscow

told Senators that 67 nations, in-
cluding Russia and West Germany,
have ratified the UN document,
but the Senate has failed never-
theles to act.
They charged that the measure
has been pigeonholed by the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Committee
for many years, and that the ad-
ministration has taken little initia-
tive to bring the treaty to a vote.
Many Jewish groups, along with
those of other faiths, are active
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