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October 22, 1965 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-10-22

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French Nobel Prize Winner a Jew;
Another Is the Son of a Convert
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Eshkol

Israeli Research to Cost $30,000,000 This Year

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

REHOVOT — Premier Levi Esh-
kol disclosed Wednesday that
90,000,000 pounds ($30,000,000) will
be invested in Israeli research and
scientific work during the current
fiscal year, with the government
contributing half of that sum.
He reported on the projected in-
vestment in a message to the first
session of the annual meeting of
the board of governors of the
Weizmann Institute. The meeting,
described as one of the most im-
portant in the Institute's history,
was expected to lead to radical
reorganization and financial re-
trenchment. It was reported that
the institute was experiencing prob-
lems in meeting its annual Mow,
000 budget. Meir Weisgal, chair- .
man of the Institute executive
council, plans to propose a 100,-
000,000-pound endowment fund.
Prof. Jerome Weismer, dean of
the Massachu-
setts Institute of
Cablephoto
Three French scientists look pleased on whining the 1965 Technology f a -
Nobel Prize for Medicine for research on genes that may help culty, arrived
future scientists regulate the human life ,processs. They are (from Tuesday for the
left) Jacques Monod, 55; Andre Lwoff, 63; and Francois Jacob, 45, meeting. Other
all professors at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. They share the leading overseas
scientists attend-
$56,400 award equally.
* * *
ing the event in-
PARIS (JTA) — Prof. Francois of his father's "Jewish past," point- clude Nobel
Jacob, one of the three Frenchmen ing out that his parent, a practic- Prize winners
awarded the Nobel Prize in medic- ing French physician, was baptized Sir Robert Rob-
ine last week, confirmed that he is in Russia while he was still a child. inson of London,
a Jew and that one of his brothers The three assistants to the laure- Dr. Openheimer Dr. Openheimer
is a prominent member of the ates, all Jews, are Dr. F. Gros, Dr. Prof. C. Kondrew of Cambridge
Jewish Consistory in their home E. Wollmann and Dr. M. Cohen. and Prof. Robert Oppenheimer,
city of Nancy.
The second of the three new
French laureates is the son of a
Jew who, while he was converted
1- o Christianity as a child; takes
pride in his Jewish past. All three
prize winners acknowledged that
their respective assistants are
Jews.
Prof. Jacob was born in Nancy,
`ought with G e n. Charles de
Gaulle's Free French forces dur-
ing World War II, suffered 90
percent disability during the war,
and was decorated later with the
French Legion of Honor and with
friur army citations for bravery in
action.
The second of the three scien-
tists, Prof. Andre- Lwoff, -speaks

-

the atomic physicist.
In an address to the first ses-
sions of the new academic year
at the Haifa Institute of Technol-
ogy, Premier Eshkol urged the
students to form nuclei to esta-
blish industrial collectives through-
out the country. He said such set-
tlements should be the basis for a
new form of mixed settlement —

agricultural and industrial—which
would help solve the problem of
population dispersal in Israel.
He called this goal "a new chal-
lenge not inferior to that faced by
our agricultural pioneers in the

past" and said such efforts should
be aimed at areas where private
initiative was not ready to pene-

trate.

Ex-Nazi Gets 5 Years for Helping Kill Jews

FULDA, Germany (JTA)—Erich
Schemel, 43, a former member of
the Nazi SS who later became a
West German border guard, was
sentenced here last weekend to five
years imprisonment, after being
convicted of helping to murder at
least 14 Jews who were too weak
to participate in a forced march.
The incident occurred in 1945.
Meanwhile, at Bochum, West
Germany, the trial of 15 former SS
men charged with the war time
mass murder of more than 17,000
Jews at Nev-Sandz, Poland, opened
here.
The main defendant is a for-
mer high ranking SS officer, Hein-
rich Hamall, who alone is charged
with having committed 88 murders.
The trial, expected to last about
six months, will hear testimony
from witnesses now living in the
United States, Canada, Australia
and Israel.
In Stuttgart, 10 former Nazis
went on trial Tuesday on charges
of participation in wartime mur-

ders of Jews in occupied Tarno-
pol in Poland.
The principal defendant is Her-
man Mueller, 56, who was head of
the Nazi elite guard troops in Tar-
nopol.
Elsewhere in West Germany
trials of Nazi criminals are sche-
duled to open shortly. In Osna-
brueck, Northern Germany, former
members of the "Adolf Hitler Ban-
ner Brigade" will go on trial for
the murder of Jews in Italy, while
at Sapor, former Nazi leaders
charged with the mass murder of
Jews in Byelorussia and Eastern
Poland during 1941-1942 will be
tried.
The League of Human Rights in
West Germany and the Organiza-
tion of Political, Racial and Re-
ligious Persecutees joined Tuesday
in protests to the mayor of Rends-
burg against a planned meeting in
the North German town of former
Waffen SS men.

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`New Immigration Law
to Hike Jewish Entry'

ROME (JTA) — The addition of
new categories of non-quota immi-
grants to come to the United States
in the next three years from coun-
efies other than the Middle East
and Communist lands will increase
Jewish entry into the U.S. by 20
to 25 per cent, James P. Rice, of
New York, executive director of
United Hias Service, reported here
today.
He spoke at a seminar for rep-
resentatives of Jewish, Protestant
and Catholic organizations who
discussed the effects of the new
American immigration law which,
oy 1968, will abolish entirely the
old national origins quota system.
Rice was co-chairman of the
seminar. Jewish organizations rep-
resented included, in addition to
United Hias, the United Jewish
Appeal, Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, ORT and OSE in Italy.

President of Italy
to Visit Auschwitz

ROME (JTA)—President Sara-
gat of Italy will visit Auschwitz
this weekend and will pay tribute
there to the memory of the 2,000
Jews of Rome who had been de-
ported to that death camp by the
Nazis exactly 22 years earlier, on
Aug. 16, 1943. He left for a State
visit to Poland and planned the
visit to Auschwitz as part of his
itinerary. Only a very small num-
her of the Roman Jews deported in
1943 survived.

Bob Mosbacher of Houston, Tex.,
won the English-Speaking Union
Cup for Dragon Class boats in two
weeks of competition on Great
Sound, Bermuda

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
i465
6—Friday,

October

Mozart's Librettist

Born Emmanuele Conegliano, in 1746, the charm and erudition of the tall,
in Ceneda, Italy, one of a large Jewish handsome Italian, and introduced Da
family, Lorenzo Da Ponte spent a care- Ponte into New York society. Through
free youth in Venice. There, during his these connections he was appointed pro-
halcyon years in Vienna as a court poet, fessor of Italian at Columbia University.
Students were scarce but, undaunted,
at the home of Baron Raimund Vetzlar,
he met Mozart. From this meeting there Da Ponte set up a theater in his own
ensued one of the most fruitful collabo- home and introduced New York to Ital-
rations in musical history. Da Ponte ian literature. Also, as an impresario, he
wrote the librettos for Le Mariage de brought Italian opera to America. In
Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte and the opera 1823, Da Ponte wrote his Memoirs, A
that is considered by many the greatest frank and charming autobiography..
Teacher, court poet, bookseller, impre-
of all opera, Don Giovanni. Caught in a
political intrigue, he was expelled from sario and Mozart's librettist, Lorenzo
Vienna by order of the Emperor in 1792. Da Ponte emerges as a picaresque per-
He landed in London, where he was ap- sonality like his friends, Casanova, and
pointed poet to the Drury Lane Theater. Boswell and Cagliostro. A man of talent,
,Da Ponte's librettos for Mozart as well
He failed and emigrated to the U.S.
In New York Da Ponte met Clement as his introduction of Italian studies in-
Moore, future author of "The Night Be- to America form a fitting monument to
. fore Christmas?? Moore was taken with an incredibly variegated life.

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