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May 14, 1965 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-05-14

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Allied Jewish Campaign Exceeds Coveted Goal

V olunteers Acclaim Good Results; Hear

Morris Abram Report on Bias Decline

An enthusiastic leadership Wed-
nesday night acclaimed the high-
ly successful results of the 1965
Allied Jewish Campaign when
Wiliam Avrunin, executive direc-
tor of the Jewish Welfare Feder-
ation. announced at the closing
dinner meeting, of the drive that
a total of $5,158,800 had been as-
sured.
Sol Eisenberg, co-chairman of
the drive with Irwin Green, re-
mained most optimistic in his
insistence that at least another
$100,000 can be secured to boost
the total above the $5,250,000
figure.
Inspired by Eisenberg's enthusi-
asm, campaign workers pledged to
proceed this week to reach the
several thousand more prospects
who could establish an even bet-
ter record for the campaign.
In his brief remarks, Avrunin
indicated that as compared with
the 1964 results, when $4,692,000
was subscribed, $5,016,130 had al-
ready been reported on Wednes-
day evening and at least $142,000
more is securable from pledgers
being contacted, thus assuring the
S5.158.800 total, with more avail-
able if more prospective givers
are reached.
"The leaders of the 1965 Cam-
paign have matched their dis-
tinguished predecessors—in gen-
erosity, in ability, in dedication,"
Avrunin said. "They include a
large number of younger men
and women who, in turn, have
been inspired and actively as-
sisted by many of the long-time
leaders of former years- And
the members of the community,
at every level, have responded
to the needs of the campaign
with understanding and coopera-
tion."
Avrunin also pointed out that
while the amount raised is the
largest since 1959, the number of

Detroit drive, commended the
local campaign organization and
reported that "Detroit stands
high as the leader in UJA's
efforts, with higher increases
here for UJA than any commu-
nity in the land." He added:

"What makes Detroit so great
is that it recognizes all causes,

national and overseas as well
as local." He paid tribute to the
"great leadership" in Detroit.

SOL EISENBERG (left)
and IRWIN GREEN

Mrs. I. Jerome Hauser, chair-
man of the AJC Women's Division,
reported a total of $666,852 for
her division. Morry Direnfeld re-
ported $33,623 for the metropoli-
tan division. and Tom Klein an-
nounced $26,002 for the juniors.
Other reporters, their divisions
and totals included: Mercantile,
Stanley Winkelman, $385,565;
services, Harold Norman, 238,090;
mechanical trades, Eugene Ep-
stein, $1,254,000; real estate, Au-
brey Ettenheimer, $811,820; food,
George Keil, $551,094; profes-
sional, Dr. Hymen S. Mellen,
$796,535; arts and crafts, Harvey
Willens, $252,355.
The principal address was de-
livered by Morris Abram, presi-
dent of the American Jewish
Committee, who was introduced
by Hyman Safran.
"Twenty years after the end of

contributors, which this year will
exceed 25,000, will be the largest
since 1957.
He commended the campaign
staff, headed by Esther Prussian
and Sol Drachler, and the plan-
ning staff, headed by Sam Cohen,
and all the workers for their ef-
forts.
World War II, neo-Nazis and neo-
Eisenberg, who presided over Fascist organizations and parties
most of the proceedings at in Western Europe strive incor-
Wednesday's meeting, read a rigibly to promote so-called new
message of greeting from Mayor European orders that resemble
Cavanagh who was detained in nothing so much as the old Nazi
Washington and was unable to and Fascist regimes," Abram, who
attend the closing drive function. is the U.S. representative on the
Irwin Green presided over the United Nations Sub-commission on
portion of the meeting during Human Rights, declared.
"Although literally scores of
which reports were submitted by
division chairmen. Max Shaye small-fry fuehrers and would-be
duces vie for publicity and pri-
called for the reports.

Green told the gathering that
"no goal is unattainable as long
as we put our hearts in the cause
to attain it."
Max M. Fisher, national chair-
man of the United Jewish Ap-
peal, major beneficiary in the

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
6—Friday, May 14, 1965

members, the conference now rep-
resents Jewish communities of all
western European nations and
Yugoslavia. H. M. Kornitzinsky of
Oslo, president of the Mosaiske
Troessamfund of Norway, an-
nounced the intention of Norway's
Jewry to join the Conference.

Mazin said that the new status
of the Jews of Madrid was not ex-
pected to lead to any great changes
in community life. He reported
that for the past ten years, the
Jews in Spain had been treated
with complete tolerance. He paid
tribute to the moral and financial
support of the Joint Distribution
Committee to the Madrid commu-
nitl, explaining that the synagogue
and community center built in
Madrid with JDC help was serving
as a focal point for revitalizing
community life.
A special welcome was given to
Leo Fischer, the new president of
the Copenhagen Jewish commu-
nity, and to Dr. Lavoslau Kadel-
burg, the newly elected president
of Yugoslav Jewish communities,
as delegates present for the first
time.
Fritz Hollander, head of the
Swedish Jewish community, re-
ported the progress of negotiations
on heirless property left in Sweden
by victims of the Nazis.

on a straight-forward anti-Jew-
ish campaign, the anti-Semite
today is more likely to hide be-
hind other issues and justify
his attitudes on other grounds,
for publicly to attack Jews, qua
Jews, is still to put oneself out-
side the pale in a postwar
Europe where the Jew has, for
a quarter of a century, been the
arch-symbol of the horrors Hit-
lerism visited upon all the con-
tinent."
He pointed out that there has

Abram reported that "While
America's home-bred neo-Nazi
George Lincoln Rockwell and
Britain's Colin Jordan make
great claims for their World
Union of National Socialists, for
example, "There is no evidence
that old-time Nazi and Fascist
groups and ideologists are pay-
ing any attention."

Tracing the history of major
neo-Nazi and neo-Fascist political
parties in Western Germany, Aus-
tria and Italy during the past de-
cade, the AJC's European office
has found these either stagnating,
as in Italy, or having lost member-
ship and relevance. Only in Italy,
does the neo-Fasicst Movimento
Sociale Italismo, MSI, have any
potential for possibly influencing
events on the political scene,
while West German rightist
groupings do not even make up a
viable political party at present.

been a noticeable increase in
xenophobia and sharpened racist
attitudes in Western Europe.
"It is axiomatic that any over-
all increase in racism will inevi-
table affect the Jew," Abram
said. "At present, though, because
of this development, other min-
orities now draw much of that

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fire once directed against the Jew,
for centuries the classic 'outsider'
on the European scene.
On the positive side,

THE MEN'S CLUB OF

European Leaders Hear Prediction
of Equality for All Spanish Jews

BRUSSELS(JTA)—A prediction
that the Spanish government would
soon follow its recognition of the
Madrid Jewish community with
similar legal status for the Jews
of other Jewish communities in
Spain was made here by Max
Mazin, president of the Madrid
community.
He made the prediction at the
closing session of a two-day meet-
ing of the Standing Conference of
European Jewish Community Ser-
vices. The meeting was attended
by representatives of Jewish com-
munities of 13 countries and direc-
tors of major Jewish international
welfare organizations.
Dr. Astorre Mayer, president
of the Milan Jewish Community
and chairman of the conference,
announced that Mazin would
henceforth be the representative
of the Council of Spanish Jew-
ish Communities. The Council
is comprised of Jewries of Ma-
drid, Barcelona, Ceuta and Me-
tilla. It will shortly include a
community being formed in
Malaga.
Dr. Mayer also announced im-
portant conference changes, in-
cluding the fact that with two new

macy, the fact is that radical
right-wing political parties and in-
ternationals that first came back
onto the European political scene
in the late 1940s and early 1950s
not only have been held in check
but have lost ground since then."
Abram said that in the last
few years radical right groups
have been carrying on two major
anti-Semitic campaigns, one cov-
ertly and the other quite openly:
The covert campaign designed to
prevent adoption by the Ecu-
menical Council of any declara-
tion which makes clear church
opposition to traditional anti-
Semitic charges of Jewish respon-
sibility for the death of Christ;
and the constant drive of the neo-
Nazis to try and demonstrate that
the murder of 6,000,000 Jews
by the Hitler regime is nothing
but "a fable."
On the whole, Abram
declared, "Rather than carry

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