Torres, Defender of Schwartzbard
and Grynszpan, Dies in Paris at 74
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
PARIS-Henry Torres, a promin-
ent Jewish trial attorney, whose
career included serving as defense
attorney for two Jews who killed
a Ukrainian pogrom leader and a
Nazi diplomat, died here Tuesday
at the age of 74.
In 1927, he successfully de-
fended Samuel Schwartzbard, a
Jewish watchmaker, who was ac-
quitted of killing in Paris Gen.
Simon Petlura, head of the Pet-
lura government in the Ukraine
during the notorious pogroms
which took place there in 1919.
Schwartzbard admitted the killing
in his trial but the jury held the
murder was justified. Colleagues
of Petlura testified that, though he
had been nominally responsible for
the 1919 pogroms, he took no part
in the actual killings of Jews. The
attorney contended that Schwartz-
bard had avenged a crime against
Torres also was one of the
attorneys who defended Herschel
Grynszpan, a young Jewish refugee
from Poland, who shot and killed
Ernst von Rath, a member of the
German embassy in Paris, in 1938.
The shooting was used by the Nazi
government as a pretext for the
"Crystal Night" attack on Jewish
persons and property in Germany
on Nov. 9, 1938. The youth vanish-
ed from a French jail during the
war and is believed to have been
tortured to death by the Nazis.
Torres also was a journalist
author, historian and playwright,
as well as a legislator and justice.
He served in the French National
Assembly as a socialist from 1932
to 1936 and in the Senate as a pro-
Gaullist member from 1948 to 1958.
He was also assistant chief justice
of the French High Court of Jus-
tice from 1956 to 1958.
Meeting to Honor
Memory of A. Toback
Hebraists of Detroit will par-
ticipate in a meeting in memory
of the late author and educator
Aaron Toback 3 p.m. Sunday at
the Jewish Center.
On the program will be Rabbi
Morris Adler, Bernard Isaacs,
Isadore Stein, Abraham Schachter
who will chant the El Moleh
Rachamim, and Joshua Shames,
who will read chapters from the
book of Psalms.
Michael Michlin of the Kvutzah
Ivrit, which is sponoring the meet-
ing, is accepting contributions in
Mr. Toback's memory to go toward
support of Hadoar, the only
Hebrew weekly in the Diaspora.
'Dr. Manfred George, Editor
of German-Jewish Weekly
NEW YORK (JTA)-Dr. Man-
fred George, editor of the German
language Jewish weekly Aufbau,
died last Friday. He was 72.
Dr. George who was also a bi-
ographer and novelist, was known
as a liberal editor in Germany be-
fore the advent of Nazism. He be-
came editor of Aufbau after ar-
riving here in 1939.
Under his direction, the weekly
grew from a small monthly news-
letter to an influential publication
with a circulation of 30,000. Dr.
George was the author of a popular
biography of Theodor Herzl with
introductions by Thomas Mann and
Soviet Jewish Author
LONDON (JTA)-Noted Soviet-
Jewish writer Abraham Kahan died
in Kiev recently at the age of 65,
according to reports received here
from the Soviet Union. Kahan
first started publishing in Yiddish
in 1927. He was the author of a
number of novels and poems.
Forced to flee from France by
the Nazis, Torres lived for a
time in Brazil, where he served as
a professor on the law faculty of
the University of Rio de Janeiro
and the University of Sao Paulo.
He was awarded the Free French
Medal for World War II for his
service as director of the Free
French newspaper in New York,
from 1942 until 1946, when he re-
turned to France.
A. Aubrey Jacob
A. Aubrey Jacob, vice president
of M. Jacob and Sons, 10101 Lyn-
don, a bottle and plastic manu-
facturing firm, died Dec. 30 at age
Mr. Jacob, 13358 Victoria, Hunt-
ington Woods, was a Detroit area
native. Vice president of the
Boosters, a bottlers trade associa-
tion, he was a member of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek and the Hannah
Schloss Old Timers Club.
He leaves his wife, Betty; a son,
Edwin J.; a daughter, Mary; three
brothers, William, Ben and Sam;
two sisters, Mrs. Esther Grabow
and Mrs. Herbert (Reeve) Sobel;
and three grandchildren.
ROBERT ROBBINS, 550 W. Oak-
ridge, Ferndale, died Jan. 5. Sur-
vived by his wife, Esther; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. David Robbins; and
three daughters, Mrs. Jerry
(Sharon) Movand, Mrs. Ted (San-
dra) Rubin and Roslyn.
TOBY BOTKIN, 19911 Strath-
moor, died Jan. 4. Survived by two
sons, Joseph of Oakland, Calif.,
and Leon; two brothers and one
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ABRAHAM GOLDBERGER, 4087
Lawrence, died Jan. 5. Survived by
his wife, Carrie; a son, Jay S.
Grant; two daughters, Mrs. Harold
(Marion) Sherman and Mrs. Har-
old (Adele) Feldman; one sister,
1-0 grandchildren and one great-
ESTHER AXELROD of Liver-
pool, England, died Dec. 6. Sur-
vived by two sons, Jerome D. and
Samuel of Liverpool; a daughter,
Mrs. Frank (Betty) Rath of De-
troit; and seven grandchildren.
* * *
FANNIE FEINGOLD, 19438
Whitcomb, died Dec. 29. She leaves
her husband, Sam; two daughters,
Edythe and Geraldine; four grand-
children and two great-grandchil-
* * *
LILLY RITTEN, 17406 Wiscon-
sin, died Jan. 5. She leaves three
sons, Manuel, Edward and Don; a
daughter, Mrs. Bella Goldberg; five
brothers, one sister, nine grand-
children and 14 great-grandchil-
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ABE TRAGER, 15733 Sorrento,
MAY MAXMAN, 11501 Petos- died Dec. 31. He leaves two sons,
key, died Dec. 30. She leaves a Morris and Nathan; two daugh-
son, Sydney; four daughters, Mrs. ters, Mrs. Louis (Rose) Volk and
Hyman (Evelyn) Sipher, Mrs. Paul Mrs. Dan (Tillie) Milgrom; one
(Gertrude) Harwin, Mrs. Norman brother, one sister, five grandchil-
(Henrietta) Appleton and Mrs. dren and three great-grandchil-
Morton (Corrine) Oppenheim; one dren.
sister and 13 grandchildren.
* * *
BERTHA OSLIK, 18306 Stoepel,
died Jan. 1. She leaves two sons,
Abraham and Samuel; one bro-
ther, one sister, four grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren.
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an adjournment with the death of
JACK BERKE, former Detroiter
Mr. Adelman, but his son said he of Los Angeles, died Jan. 1. He
was ready to proceed with the leaves his wife, Emily; a son,
case. He proved there had been Rodney; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold
no loss to the express company, (Shelli) Chosak; one brother;
and the charges against Levenson three sisters, inc l u d i n g Mrs.
Henry (Ethel) Schneider and
Mr. Adelman, who was a mem- Mrs. Samuel (Frances) Solomon
ber of Craftsman Lodge F&AM, of the Detroit area; and four
Detroit Consistory and Moslem grandchildren. Interment Los
Shrine, leaves his wife, Rae; three Angeles.
sons, Martin, Philip and Robert;
and a sister, Mrs. Herman Cohen.
MAMIE BLOOM, 15395 Linwood,
died Dec. 30. Survived by her hus-
Attorney Irving Blank; band, Max; parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Greenblatt; three broth-
Active in Scouting
ers and two sisters.
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Irving Blank, Pontiac attorney,
died Monday at age 46.
HENRY RICHMAN, 19128 Tra-
Chicago-born Mr. Blank, a resi- cey, died Dec. 31. Survived by his
dent of the Detroit area 23 years, wife, Shirley; parents, Mr. and Mrs.
lived at 15410 Northgate, Oak Issie Richman; a son, David Allen;
Park. Active in the boy scout and one brother.
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movement, he was former neigh-
RYFKA PIECZENIK, 11501
borhood boy scout commissioner.
A graduate of the University of Petoskey, died Jan. 5. Survived by
Chicago and the University of a son, Leib; one brother and three
Michigan Law School in 1942, he grandchildren.
was a member of the Michigan and
Oakland County bar associations.
Mr. Blank leaves his wife, Har-
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RAE L. STRALSER, 1000 Mer-
ton, died Jan. 5. She leaves nine
nieces and nephews, Mrs. Florence
Dizik, Barton Dizik, Henry and
Sam Shapero, Caroline Goodman,
Mrs. Rose Rovin, Mrs. Mildred
Boss, Mrs. Dorothy Brown and
Mrs. Ruth Stein.
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JULIUS HELMSTEIN, 18292
Washburn, died Jan. 2. Survived
by two daughters, Mrs. Charles
(Rose) Shless and Mrs. David
(Muriel) Jacknow; one sister and
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MILDRED MOSKOVITZ, 20506
Carol, died Jan. 2. Survived by her
husband, Carl; father, Isadore
Goldberg; mother, Mrs. Eva Dome-
wich; a son, Marvin; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Jerome (Marsha) Moss
and Cheryl Janice; and two grand-
C * *
ARTHUR SHREEMAN, former
Detroiter of Philadelphia, died Dec.
26. Survived by his wife, Ethel; a
son, Allan; and a brother, Morris
Attorney Oscar Adelman Dead at 57;
Son Carries On, Wins Case in Court
Oscar Adelman, 57, died Tues-
day after a long career as a De-
troit lawyer. Even on his death-
bed, it was reported, he detailed
final instructions on a case to his
son, Martin, also an attorney, who
successfully defended his father's
client in court Wednesday.
The elder Mr. Adelman, 18431
Appoline, had offices in the First
National Building. A Detroit resi-
dent 48 years, he attended Detroit
City College and graduated from
the University of Detroit law
school in 1928.
Mr. Adelman had been working
for the defense of Joseph Leven-
son, 3046 Cortland, on charges of
embezzlement from the American
Express Co. Before his death, Mr.
Adelman gave detailed instruc-
tions to his son, urging him to
work for the release of Levenson.
The court was ready to ask for
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are asked to attend.
Hugo Schweiger, Owner
of Wonder Sodder Co.
Hugo Schweiger, founder and
owner since 1939 of Wonder Sod-
der Co., 14330 Joy, suppliers of
sodder and welding supplies, died
Tuesday at age 74.
Born in Vienna, Mr. Schweiger
lived in Detroit 26 years.
Goldberg Attends Service
He leaves his wife, Jolan; a son,
Robert; a daughter, Mrs. William
for His Mother-in-Law
CHICAGO (JTA) - Arthur J. H. (Selma) Steiner; a brother,
Goldberg, chief United States am- Steven of Vienna; four grandchil-
bassador to the United Nations, dren and one great-grandchild.
returned here Sunday to attend
funeral services for his mother-in- Painter Dies in London
law, Mrs. Esther Feldman Kurgans,
LONDON (JTA) - Jewish
who died here last weekend at painter Fred Feigl died here. He
Michael Reese Hospital. She was was in his 80s. Born in Prague,
Feigl came to London as a refugee
Mrs. Kurgans was active in Pio- just before the war. He had made
his name on the Continent before
Ambassador Goldberg cut short coming to England where he ,con-
vital government missions abroad tinued his successful work.
relating to the Vietnam war to
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