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April 16, 1965 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-16

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Alullin-Segel Betrothal
Is Announced Here

MISS SUSAN MULLIN

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mullin of Stat-
ford Rd. announce the engagement
of their daughter Susan Elizabeth
to Sheldon Segel, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Segel of Patton Ave.
Miss Mullin attended Michigan
State University. Her fiance is a
senior at the Detroit Institute of
Technology.
A January wedding is planned.

Hebrew U. Ups Budget

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 50,000,-
000-pound ($16,666,666) regular
budget for the next academic year,
and a 20.000,000-pound development
budget were approved by the board
of governors of the Hebrew Uni-
s-/-Thversity as the university celebrated
/ its 40th anniversary here. The reg-
ular budget was 10,000,000 pounds
above this year's expenditures.
The board also recommended an
increase in the number of stu-
dents seeking science instruction,
and urged in a resolution that the
government continue its efforts to
recover and use the university's
Mount Scopus campus, which is
now an Israeli enclave surrounded
completely by territory under the
jurisdiction of Jordan.

CHARLES L. LEVIN, a partner
in the law firm, Levin, Levin, Gar-
vett & D i 1 1, and KENNETH M.
WHEELER, vice president, City
National Bank of Detroit, were
elected to the board of directors
of American Steel Corporation. Mr.
Levin obtained his law degree from
the University of Michigan in 1947
and joined the firm that bears his
father's name four years later.

'Never Forget,' Consul Gen. Barmore Cautions at Uprising Observance

"If we are to deserve the proud
name we carry — Jew — we must
never forget the Warsaw Ghetto
Uprising . . . If the lesson is not
learned, we are doomed." The re-
marks were made, almost angrily,
by Israel Consul General Jacob
Barmore.
The anger of his words was lev-
eled at those who did not want to
see, and those who do not want to
remember, the murder of 6,000,000
Jews in Nazi Europe. Barmore was
addressing the 22nd anniversary
commemoration of the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising Sunday evening
at Temple Israel.
Barmore condemned the attitude
of those who insist the "Jews
should have known better than to
trust the Germans," those who
criticize the victims' "shortsight-
edness" and those who have put
the martyrs "in the dock, claim-
ing they were submissive when
they should have fought back."
"On the contrary," said Bar-
more, "there was very little the
Jew could do except try to sur-
vive in the face of the Nazis' re-
lentless march." Yet, they did fight
back, at Warsaw, at Treblinka, So-
bibor, Maidanek.
When a German commandant
wrote that over 50,000 Jewish
"bandits" had been wiped out in
the revolt, "it showed us how Jews
must live and, if necessary, how to
die," said Barmore.
Six survivors of the ghetto
and concentration camps lit six
candles, one for each million
deaths, and Cantor Reuven
Frankel chanted the El Mole
Rachamim, the memorial pray-
er, while the audience stood in
silence.
Despite thunder storms and tor-
nado warnings, the temple was
filled to capacity, the lightening
outside providing an eerie back-
drop for the solemn program.

Cantors Frankel and Harold Or-
bach were joined by a quartet in
songs from the ghetto. Martin
Rose, a survivor of the Uprising,
delivered, in Yiddish, recollec-
tions from the Nazi holocaust.
A scene out of that ghetto life
was presented in a dance sequence
dedicated to the martyrs and sur-
vivors, "The Last Sabbath." Chor-
eographed by Harriet Berg, and
with music by Charles Davidson,
the drama-dance service featured
solo chants by Cantor Orbach and
narration by Mrs. Orbach.
Sidney M. Shevitz, president of
the Jewish Community Council, in
welcoming the audience, urged
them to note that the observance
comes at a significant time on the
calendar: "before Passover, the
holiday of freedom and before the
17th anniversary of the State of
Israel. It also comes during the
Allied Jewish Campaign, when
every Jew is reminded of his ob-
ligation to his fellow Jews."

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* * *

World Tribute
at Anniversary of
Camps' Liberation

-

Gontcharov, who commanded the
troops that liberated Auschwitz 20
years ago.
In West Germany, former in-
mates of the Dachau concentration
camp joined representatives of the
Judenring, the West German Jew-
ish youth organization, at services
in Dachau. In Bonn, it was an-
nounced that, in ceremonies to be
conducted next week at the site of
the Bergen-Belsen murder camp,
the princpial speaker will be West
German President Heinrich
Luebke.
In Italy, the 20th anniversary of
the liberation or Ravenna was cele-
brated in that city. A large Israeli
delegation participated in that
demonstration. Among the Israelis
were former members of the Jew-
ish Brigade who had fought with
the Allies in the liberation of
Ravenna.
In New York, 2,000 persons,
many of them survivors of Nazi
concentration camps, took part
in observances marking the 20th
anniversary of the liberation of
the camps by the Allied armies

in the spring of 1945.
Sponsored by the Council of

Organizations of the United Jewish
Appeal of Greater New York, the
gathering was addressed by U.S.
LONDON (JTA) — A series of Senators Everett Dirksen of Illinois
solemn rites marking the 20th an- and Jacob K. Javits of New York
niversary of the liberation of war- and by Undersecretary of Com-

time concentration camps by Allied
armies, and commemorating the
22nd anniversary of the Warsaw
Ghetto rebellion, was being con-
ducted this week in many places
in Europe.
At Cracow, Poland, a conference

Try and Stop Me

By BENNETT CERF

T

HE UNITED STATES continues to subject incoming
Presidents to attacks of pneumonia and worse by insist-
ing that they take the oath of ofECe outdoors in often foul

midwinter weather i n
Washington. Ed New-
man, however, points out
gradual evolutions in the
inauguration ceremonies.

It was James Madison,

for instance, who first re-
solved to wear o n 1 y
American - made clothes
at his inauguration. Mar-
tin Van Buren introduced
the ceremonial ride the
length of Pennsylvania
Avenue. William Henry
Harrison spoke the long-
est—a solid hour and
forty minutes in sub-zero cold. It's a wonder the crowd
didn't demand his impeachment then and there!
McKinley's inaugural address, incidentally, was the first
covered by motion picture cameras; Coolidge's the first
broadcast on radio, and Truman's in 1949 the first flashed
on a TV network.

*
Maybe kids study physics too early in life these days. Repri-



manded by his mother for playing too close to the railing of the
family's penthouse apartment, nine-year-old Mortimer reassured
her, "Don't worry, mom! Mrs. Boyden told us in class last week
that a man falling through the atmosphere near the earth never
goes faster than 119 miles an hour!"
*
*

In a much quoted literary exchange, F. Scott Fitzgerald is

-

purported to have told Ernest Hemingway, "The very rich are
different from you and me." To which Hemingway replied sourly,

"Yes, they have more money."
1965, by Bennett Cert. Distributed by King Features Syndicate

Larry Freedman

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merce Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
President Johnson sent a mes-
sage to the meeting, lauding the

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work of the UJA for its humani-
tarian work and paying tribute to
the martyrs of the holocaust. "The
memory of those who had died in
was opened by the International this century as•victims of prejudice tekr•""Lr-",rn"-1...r"..-Irsrwzr
Underground Movements and the
Auschwitz concentration camp, in
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which 22,000 Jews and Poles par-

ticipated. Addresses were delivered

during that demonstration by Po-
land's Prime Minister Joseph
Cyrankewitz and Soviet General

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Twersky Gets Wolfson Chair

A former Harvard student will
succeed to the chair of his master.
I s a d o r Twersky is replacing
Harry A. Wolfson, with whom he
studied for a decade, as Nathan
Littauer Professor of Hebrew
Literature and Philosophy. Wolf-
son, appointed to the professorship
when the chair was established in
1925, has been Littauer Professor,
Emeritus, since 1958, and for seven
years the chair has been vacant.

and oppression," declared the
President, "must be honored by us
all through unceasing vigilance
against bigotry and bias in our
society, and unrelenting efforts to
assure a world of peace, freedom
and justice for all peoples without
regard to creed, color or continent
of their birth."
The British Broadcasting Corp.,
in two separate broadcasts, marked
the 20th anniversary of the liber-
ation of the Bergen-Belsen death
camp, which took place on April
15, 1945.
The network presented a com-
memorative television program
which included an interview with
General Glyn Hughes, who was a
medical officer with the Second
British Army at the end of the
Second World War, and who made
superhuman efforts to restore the
health of as many of the concen-
tration camp survivors as possible.
The BBC Hebrew Service also
presented a special program on
the anniversary of the camp's lib-
eration.

Prof. Twersky, an authority on
rabbinical literature and Jewish his-
tory, is the author of "Rabad of
Posquieres: A 12th Century Tal-
mudist" published in 1962 by the
Harvard University Press, and of
"Judaism and World History" to
be published this year by Prentice
Hall in its Global History Series.
He is at work on "A Study of Mai-
monides," which will be published
by Yale University Press as the
introductory volume for the Mai-

monides' "Mishneh Torah" transla-
tion.
Prof. Twersky, 34, a native of
Boston, became a student of Prof.
Wolfson as an undergraduate at
Harvard, where he earned the A.B.
(1952), A.M. (1953), and Ph.D.
(1956) degrees. He also received
the degree of M.H.L. (Master of
Hebrew Literature) from the He-
brew Teachers College in Brook-
line. While an undergraduate, Prof.
Twersky studied during 1949-50 on
a fellowship at the Hebrew Uni-
versity in Jerusalem. Since 1956 he
has taught courses in Hebrew
literature and Jewish history at
Harvard, since 1962 as associate
professor.
The Littauer professorship was

the gift of Lucius N. Littauer of the
class of 1878, named in honor of
his father. Prof. Twersky will be-
come Littauer Professor on July 1.
He is married to the former Atarah
Soloveitchik who received her
Ph.D in 1959 from Radcliffe Col-
lege. They reside In Brookline with
their three children.

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SAMUEL J. LEFRAK, prominent
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pist, will be the recipient of the
John F. Kennedy Peace Award of
the Jewish National Fund of
America, Long Island Regional
Council, according to an announce-
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his honor at the Waldorf Astoria
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