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January 28, 1966 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-01-28

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Nazi Victims Told of Possibility
to Reopen Indemnification Claims

NEW YORK (JTA) — Notifica-
tion to victims of Nazism„ inform-
ing them that certain types of in-
demnification claims heretofore
rejected by West German authori-
ties may now be reopened, was
issued by Dr. S. Gringauz, head
of the United Restitution Organi-
zation.
Dr. Gringauz noted that, under
West Germany's recently revised
Indemnification Law, certain types
of claims for payments to victims
who had suffered ill health, due
to incarceration in concentration
camps, may now be reopened even
if those claims had been rejected
previously.
The reopening of such claims, it
was noted, is subject to many pro-
cedures and rules. Authorities in
the indemnification field advised
that claimants who wish to try to
reopen their claims contact ex-
perts in local organizations, like
family and child services and
other groups that cooperate with
the URO to aid victims of Nazism.
* *
Goldmann Reveals Background

to Compensation Agreement

Some revealing facts about the
early negotiations that led to the
German agreement to compensate
Jewry for its losses under Hitler
were unveiled by Dr. Nahum Gold-
mann, president of the World
Jewish Congress, at a meeting of
the WJC in London.
The occasion was the annual
memorial lecture dedicated to

Noah Barou, a great WJC leader
and former chairman of the Euro-
pean Executive.
This is what Dr. Goldmann had
to say about that period of com-
pensation activity:

"It was in his home here in London
that the Germans and I first met.
If not for Barou, I do not know
what would have happened to the
negotiations that led to the Luxem-
bourg Agreements which became of
the greatest importance for Israel
the greatest importance for Israel and
for millions of Jews. I met the pres-
ent German Ambassador to the Court
of St. James (Dr. Herber Blanken-
horn) just before I came to this lec-
ture and we were talking of Barou,
for Dr. Blankenhorn also participated
in these negotiations. I was very re-
luctant at the time to begin them.
It was Barou's idea; he pursuaded
me to negotiate and he established
the first contacts. When I had my
first secret meeting with Chancellor
Adenauer in London, I took Barou
along, and it should be remembered
that it was no secret that both
parties were pledged to deny it if
nothing came of these contacts. The
present ambassador here, Dr. Blan-
kenhorn, who was then the Political
Director of Chancellor Adenauer's
office, had been known to Baron
long before I ever met him and it
was he whom I met the day before
meeting Adenauer in Barou's home
and with whom I first discussed the
whole matter. This is only one of his
great achievements about which little
is known and I am, therefore, glad
that the World Jewish Congress here
has undertaken the solemn duty to
commemorate Dr. Barou at least
once a year."

Infiltrators Hit Settlement

TEL AVIV — Arab infiltrators
set off an explosive charge near

the water reservoir at the settle-
ment of Kfar Yuval Sunday night
and damaged a pipe leading from
it.

Try and Stop Me

By BENNETT CERF

A

REPORTER was trying to get a human interest story
SI. out of an old, old man at a state-supported home for the

aged, "Pop," asked the brash reporter, "How would you
feel if you suddenly got
Iak,....
a letter telling you that a
forgotten relative had
left you five million dol..
lars?" "Son," came the
44
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answer slowly, "I'd still
be 94 years old!"
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The student body at the

'University of Georgia is re-
sourceful and ready for

erect at the Athens airport

t cheer the Georgia foot-

ball team after a spectacu.•
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lar win over Michigan, the
boys and girls were pre- 1 -18
pared to give out with a
lusty, "Damn good team! Damn good team!" The plane arrived
on schedule, and as it taxied up to the terminal, the cheer leaders
were ready. Then the door of the plane opened, What stepped
out? The Georgia football squad? Not at all! Just one lady
passenger, back from a shopping spree in Atlanta.
Undaunted, the George fans changed their chant forthwith to
"Wrong damn plane! Wrong damn plane!" and a good time was
had by all with the possible exception of the bewildered lady
passenger.



"There's only one sure way to stay awake during an after.
dinner speech," says Georgie Jessel, who certainly ought to know
—"and that's to deliver it."











A. dogged optimist in Fort Worth advises, "Never be discour.
aged by a series of misfortunes. No matter how dismal things
may appear on the surface you may rest assured everything will
turn out for the best. My own father believed this with all his
heart for all of his life. He died in the poorhouse—but while they
were digging his grave—they struck oil:"


• •

ICAMPUS !CUTUPS:
From Vanderbilt:

Mother: "Leni, your hair is all mussed. Did that young man

kiss you against your will?"

Leni: 'Well, mother, HE thinks he did."

From Dartmouth:

Doctor, signing his first death certificate: "Shall I confine my
affidavit to the fact that he is dead?"
Graduate student: "No. Merely state that you treated him."

Ile: "How did you get to be a nudist:"
She: "I was born that way."

• •
The scrubwomen cleaning up the General Assembly quarters at
the U.N. retrieved an interesting document from the desk of a
delegate who had. delivered a bitter denunciation of the "Capital-
istic Demons" that afternoon. It was a copy of his speech—and

pencilled on the margin beside one paragraph half way through

-

was this reminder to himself: "WEAK POINT. SHOUTS"
*


Have you heard about the tough old mountaineer who came

down from his lonely cabin and died when he saw his first auto-
mobile? It seems he didn't see it soon enough.

©

1966, by Bennett bor. Distributed by King Features S-yndicate

Commentary Tells Restrictions on Movement for Arab
of ‘Trefa Banquet' Residents Ordered Eased by Eshkol
of 1883, Its Results 1,14 AVIV (JTA) New rules latter live in the Triangle district.

The menu of an eight - course
meal set before 200 Cincinnati
Jews almost 83 years ago, a meal
that changed the direction of Amer-
ican Jewish life, is given in detail,
from the opener of little neck
clams down to the Martell cognac
and the cafe noir, in an article in
the February issue of Commentary
magazine.
The author, Prof. John J. Ap-
pel of Michigan State University,
notes that the meal, known to
American - Jewish historians ats
"the Trefa Banquet," was ar-
ranged on July 11, 1883 to honor
the delegates to the eighth annual
council meeting of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregation
and the first graduating class of
Hebrew Union College.
Prof. Appel concludes that, con-
trary to previous belief, the trefa
banquet was deliberately arranged,
probably without the knowledge
of Rabbi Isaac M. Wise, president
of the Hebrew Union College and
founder of American Reform
Judaism, by some of his sup-
porters among Cincinnati business-
men.
The serving of clams, shrimp
salad, frogs' legs and milhig des-
serts after the meat courses pro-
voked "terrific excitement" among
the diners, and "two rabbis rose
from their seats and rushed from
the room."
The controversy that arose in
the months and years following,
the author continues, set off a
chain of events that "was finally
to lead to a break between Reform
and Conservative Judaism."
Two years after the banquet,
"a group of Eastern Reform rab-
bis met in Pittsburgh and suc-
cessfully challenged Rabbi
Wise's leadership; in 1887, the
Jewish Theological Seminary of

New York was established as a
rival rabbinical training school

to the Hebrew Union College;
and in 1889, the Central Confer-
ence of American Rabbis—an or-
ganization of conservative Re-
form rabbis—was set up."
In explaining the b a n q u e t's
background, Prof. Appel points
out that it was "a nearly perfect
expression of the assimilationist
tendencies among American Jews
in the 19th Century, especially
among German Jews. So strong
was the propensity of the mem-
bers of the banquet committee to
regard conformity to gentile norms
as an unquestioned virtue, that
they deliberately chose to make an
issue of serving trefa food in pub-
lic. It must be admitted that their
choice showed a good deal of so-
ciological awareness, for the adop-
tion of the majority culture's food
customs has always been one of
the first and most significant
means of a minority group's as-

allowing greater freedom of move-
ment for about 80,000 Arabs living
in Israeli areas under the juris-
diction of the military authorities
were issued by Maj. Gen. Itzhak
Rabin, thief of staff of Israel's de-
fense forces. The rules were issued
on the orders of Premier Eshkol
and are to take effect immediately.
Under the new rules, more than
20,000 Bedouins living in restrict-
ed areas in the Negev Desert will
no longer need individual permits
for moving into any part of Israel.
In central Galilee, the rules will
ease restrictions heretofore im-
posed on about 60,000 Arabs. The

They will no longer need military-
permits to enter closed zones under
military rule in the district, around
Nazareth. However, those at the

all Arab city of Nazareth will still
not be able to enter the Triangle
without permits.

-

Berlin Auschwitz Exhibit
Extended; Draws Crowds

BONN (JTA)—Sponsors of the
Auschwitz death camp documen-
tary exhibition, now showing in
West Berlin, Monday extended the
display by a month because the
exhibit was attracting a surprising-
ly large number of visitors.
The hall where the exhibit fa
Jewish Agency Defers
being shown is regularly filled to
Portfolios' Distribution
overflowing, they said, since it was
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The new opened two weeks ago. Instead of
executive of the Jewish Agency ending Jan. 30, the exhibit will
decided to defer temporarily the stay open 'until the end of Feb-
ruary.
distribution of portfolios.
A total of 15,000 persons, most
Undecided issues include the de-
mand of the Neumann General of them young people, have seen
Zionist faction to cancel the pres- the exhibit of documents of the
ent procedure of rotation of the death camp where between 3,000•
New York Jewish Agency chair- 000 and 4,000,000 victims, most of
manship with the Confederation of them Jews, were murdered dur-
General Zionists. Another unre- ing the war.
solved issue is the function of the
non-party members coopted during
"Pleasing You
the session of the new executive.
Since 1927"
Unresolved also is the question of
who will be the American Reform
member and the nominations of
S
EDAPI
South American non-party mem-
bers of the executive.
• DR APERIES
R
For the next few weeks, the Jew-
• B
ADS
ish Agency's departments will be
• WINDOW
run by factions which are current-
SHADES
ly in charge.

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similation. Conversely, the reten-
tion of food preferences and pro-
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provide a ready index for the de-
gree of cultural pluralism -that is
to be found on the American
scene."

AJCommittee Sponsors
Parleys With Christians

NEW YORK (JTA)
T h e
American Jewish Committee an-
nounced that it would sponsor a
series of 28 conferences during
the current year aimed at foster-

ing "mutual understanding and re-
spect" between Christians and
Jews.
The first conference in the se-
ries opened Sunday at Woodstock
College, a Jesuit theological sem-
inary near Baltimore, with the
participation of Catholic profes-
sors and Jewish theologians.
The conferences, which are
planned under interfaith auspices
of Roman Catholic and Protestant
seminaries throughout the coun-
try, are in accordance with the
doctrine promulgated by the re-
cent Ecumenical Council in Rome.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, January 28, 1966-29

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