SS Witness, Assured of Safe Conduct
After Trial, Nabbed in Switzerland;
May Wind Up as Defendant After All
BONN (JTA)—Erhard Kroeger,
a former high SS officer who testi-
fied at a war crimes trial in this
country last week, after being as-
sured of safe conduct, has been
arrested in Switzerland, and his
extradition to West Germany has
The chief prosecutor at Wurt-
temberg, where Kroeger ap-
peared as a witness against four
former Nazis accused of mass
murder, said Kroeger will be
charged with personal repsonsi-
bility for the murder of 3,045
Jews and mentally ill persons
in Lemberg, Poland, in 1941.
The four defendants in last
week's Wuppertal trial were also
accused of having committed their
crimes in Lemberg. Kroeger had
testified that he knew nothing
about any killings of Jews there.
Three of the defendants were found
guilty and given prison terms.
Germany's demand for Kroeg-
er's extradition is now being ex-
amined by the Swiss juridical po-
lice department at Berne. Kroeger
is expected to contend that he is
accused of a `poltical" crime which
is not subject to extradition. He
was arrested by Interpol at Zur-
ich, where he had stopped on his
way from Wuppertal, to visit a
son, He makes his home in Italy.
Kroeger is accused of having
had contact during the war with
Heinrich Himmler and Reinhardt
Heydrich, both of whom had
headed the Gestapo at different
periods during the Nazi regime.
In Stuttgart, the trial against
10 former Nazis charged with
killing the Jews of Tarnopol,
Galicia. during the Nazi occu-
pation of that city was resumed
Tuesday. The jury will hear
several witnesses from abroad.
Meanwhile, it was reported from
Kassel. that former Gestapo offi-
cer Rudolf Wiesner, a leading
Nazi sought for questioning in con-
nection with his wartime activities
in Nazi-occupied Poland, was ar-
rested last week in Kassel.
Rain Damage in Negev
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Extraordin-
arily heavy rains, followed by
floods, caused great damage Mon-
day and Tuesday in the Negev.
Highest Record for Israel Bond Sales Set in 1965
The 1965 Detroit Israel Bond tivities resulted in Israel Bond 600, UAW and $25,000 by the Unit-
campaign resulted in $2,528,450 in subscriptions totaling $1,136,700. ed Bakery and Confectionary
cash sales, it was announced by Adas Shalom again topped the Workers Council 30, AFL-CIO and
David Safran, general chairman of list of more than 20 congregations nearly $20,000 by two Teamster
Until his arrest, Wiesner had the Detroit Israel Bond Commit- and the entire country with over locals.
been living for the past 20 years
under the assumed name of Ru-
dolf Wendtorf in a small town
near Kassel. After he vanished in
1945, he was declared dead, and
his widow" began drawing a week-
ly pension in Bavaria. His wife
was arrested with him last week,
the report said.
Pending investigation into his
past, police are charging Wiesner
with falsifying records and iden-
tity papers. His wife faces similar
charges and has been told she
must repay some $30,000 drawn
by her as a war widow.
In commenting on the arrest, a
spokesman for the Kassel police
said that the fact that Wiesner had
been living for 20 year under
another name in a town where
many knew his real identity,
"makes you wonder how many
other Nazis may be hiding like
Three former Nazis went on
trial in Lueneburg Monday on
charges of participating in the
wartime murders of several
thousand Jews in Czenstochow,
in occupied Poland.
The defendants are Paul Degen-
hardt, '70, former captain of the
German security police in the
area; Kurt Jericho, 57, now a busi-
nessman; and Otto Loebel, 51, a
law court guard. They are charged
with deportation of many thou-
sands of Jews to the Treblinka
murder camp, and with participa-
tion in many individual acts of
murder of Jews.
Dr. Herbert Zimmerman, a
former Nazi police officer accused
of the murder of 20,000 persons,
mostly Jews, in Bialystok, eastern
Poland, in 1943 and 1944, commit-
ted suicide last weekend only a
few minutes before he was to have
been arrested at his home near
Police said that Zimmerman, a
lawyer at Brackwede near Biele-
field, shot himself just before he
was to have been taken into cus-
tody pending preparation of his
trial on mass murder charges
scheduled to open in March. He
was a commander of the Nazi se-
curity forces in Bialystok during
World War II.
tee. This was the biggest year in
the history of the Israel Bond
drive here, topping last year's
figure by $278,000 for more than a
12% increase over the previous
banner year. Sales to the Jewish
community were $337,000 more
or nearly 21% over 1965.
The High Holy Day Appeal and
other synagogue-centered Israel
Bond activities, including dinners,
and leadership receptions, were
major factors in this year's re-
cord total. The congregational ac-
'Third Man' on
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV—The "third man
whose testimony in 1955 led to
what has become known as the
"Lavon Affair" continued a hun-
ger strike he began at Ramle
prison Sunday, protesting the re-
fusal of a parole board to order
his release from the prison where
he is serving a 10-year sentence.
Due to security regulations, the
man's name—as well as the details
of the 1954 "security mishap"
which later burgeoned into the
"Lavon Affair" cannot be dis-
The 1954 security mishap re-
sulted in 1955 in the dismissal of
Pinhas Lavon, then minister of
defense, and his later exclusion
from the leadership of Histadrut.
During the investigation of the
security mishap, a high Israel de-
fense officer was discharged, when
he was blamed for the mishap.
The man under arrest now, how-
ever, blamed Lavon, but later
withdrew his accusation against
Lavon. He was sentenced to 10
years' imprisonment dated from
his arrest in 1957. He has now
gone on a hunger strike, insisting
that he has earned discharge from
prison for good behavior.
in Israel's Budget
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
In honor of all occasions or in tribute to the memory of
a loved one.
Trees represent the rekindled strength and lifeblood of
TREES conserve the soil.
TREES beautify the land.
TREES reclaim the wasteland.
TREES provide the employment for new immi-
TREES strengthen world Jewry's ties with Israel.
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JERUSALEM — Israel's budget
showed a deficit of $33,000,000 for
the first six months of the financial
year starting April 1965, according
to a report by the accountant gen-
eral issued Wednesday.
The report indicated that the
ordinary budget had a surplus but
that the development budget was
in the red. The principal reason for
the deficit was that anticipated
external loans failed to materialize.
Receipts from that source, the re-
por said, were only 44 per cent of
an expected total of $130,000,000
for the entire fiscal year.
Committee for Six Million
Nixes NY Monument Plan
NEW YORK (JTA) — The de-
sign for a planned New York
monument commemorating the
martyrs of Hitler's holocaust was
flatly rejected by the Committee
for the Six Million. The group rep-
resents 34 national and local Jews
murdered by the Hitler regime.
At a meeting of the committee,
presided over by Dr. Joachim
Prinz, president of the American
Jewish Congress, a resolution was
adopted unanimously criticizing
the New York Art Commission for
accepting a design for the pro-
posed memorial without consulting
the committee. The site selected
for the memorial, said Dr. Prinz,
is acceptable. That location is in
Lincoln Square, a small city park
facing the Lincoln Center for the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
6—Friday, January 7, 1966
Phillip Stollman is chairman of
the Congregational and High Holy
Day Council, and its co-chairmen
are Norman Allan, Morris J.
Brandwine, Judge Nathan J. Kauf-
man and Max Sosin.
The fall dinner, attended by
nearly 1,000, at which Tom Bor-
man was honored with the Is-
rael Freedom Award Medal for
his many years of dedicated
leadership to the Israel Bond
cause, was the highlight of the
year's campaign and contribut-
ed greatly to the success of the
A $100,000 Israel Bond pur-
chase by the United Jewish
Charities, from its endowment
fund, was announced at the Bor-
man dinner by Hyman Safran,
president of the Jewish Welfare
Another highlight of the year
was the dinner, sponsored by the
Israel Bond Trade Union Division,
which honored Al Barbour, presi-
dent of the Wayne County AFL-
CIO Council. Subscriptions by
unions totaled over $300,000, in-
cluding $100,000 by the UAW In-
ternational; $75,000 by the Retail
Clerks International Association,
Local 876; $25,000 by Ford Local
Banks purchased an addition
$200,000 in Israel Bonds in 1965, 1
by the National Bank of Detro.
with a second $100,000; Manufac--
turers National Bank with a sec-
ond purchase of $50,000 and the
Michigan Bank and City Nation-
al Bank with additional $25,000-
Charles Grosberg, trustee chair-
man, was again a double gold-
en trustee in 1965 by virtue of
his purchase of over $100,000 in
Israel Bonds and Mrs. Morris L.
Scheyer, chairman of the Israel
Bond Women's Division, became
a golden trustee of Israel with
a purchase of $50,000.
Outstanding among the Lands-
manshafter was the work of the
Bereznitzer under the leadership
of Sol Kanat in whose memory
more than $30,000 worth of Bonds
were bought or sold.
IF YOU TURN THE
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
Milan Wineries, Detroit,
"AND DON'T EVER FORGET IT!"
COME ON OVER — WILL YOU?
WE WANT TO SELL YOU A NEW PONTIAC!
JOS. CAMPAU at CARPENTER
Half Mile South of Davison
In jest, our Man of the Month once made reference to himself
as "one of the world's best salesmen." Then, when pressed for
proof he quipped, "I sold my wife on choosing me over my many
competitors . . . and my persistency is 100%. With only occasional
reselling that contract is still in force."
This may very well have been George Steinberger's finest and
most memorable sale, but in this great performer's long underwriting
career—which was last month marked by his 20th anniversary in
the profession—there have been literally hundreds of company honors
and industry awards, all of which make him, in our book, "one of
the world's best."
To review George's truly fantastic records as a Franklinite makes
us regret only that we were not privileged to meet him ten years
sooner. He had begun his life insurance career in 1945 immediately
after graduation from the University of Detroit College of Law, but
it was not until 1952 that the magic of the Franklin Specials brought
George into the fold as General Agent in Detroit.
The Steinberger secret of success is an unswerving belief in
his product and himself. His credo—"You can if you want to
enough." And this belief has brought him to previously unheard
of heights in the industry. Since 1950 he has been a member of
the Million Dollar Round Table and this year he received the coveted
National Quality Award for the eleventh time. He is a Life and
Qualifying member of the Franklin Million Dollar Conference. He is
a 60 and Key Club qualifier many times over, and a member of
the unique 100 $Million Club. Even this, our Man of the Month
award, is not new to George Steinberger for he was similarly honored
in 1958 and again in 1961.
A master at all the Franklin Specials, but a true pioneer in
the sale of one of the Franklin's newest exclusives, the Preferred 70,
George is already in 1965 approaching $4 Million in volume. And with
$1,028,825 in new sales for November, he may well achieve the $5
George, it is a great honor for us to honor you.
*Reprinted from The Franklin Field, December 1965
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