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March 18, 1966 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-18

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Pius Documents
Held to Vindicate
His Help to Jews



ROME (JTA)—The book publish-
ed by the Vatican, disclosing much
of the wartime correspondence be-
tween the late Pope Pius XII and
German bishops, refutes complete-
ly the "slanders and libels" level-
ed against Pius and his alleged
silence in the face of Hitler's pro-
gram to annihilate the Jews of Eu-
rope, it was stated by Corriere
della Sera, Italy's leading news-
A lengthy article in the news-
paper, by a noted columnist, Au-
:gusto Guerriere, analyzed the 450-
_-'page book of papal documents, and
concluded that the charges against
Pius have now been answered. The
writer contended that the papal
data s h o wed conclusively that
Hochhuth "falsified history," and
that Pope Pius had given help,
morally and economically, to Jews
and Catholics who defied Nazism.
Other analyses here took the
same point of view. It was noted
that Pope Pius had encouraged,
stimulated and applauded German
bishops who had s p o k en out
against Hitler. It was also empha-
sized that the published volume
shows that Pope Pius had not, as
some reports stated, "welcomed"
Hitler's attack against Russia as a
crusade against world Communism.

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typesetter inadvertently (or so he
claimed, anyhow) substituted a
"D" for the "S" in the last word
—and that's the way the ad ran. I
understand the response was phe-
nomin al.

Who would be loved must love.
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UN Body on Human Rights
Israel's Oldest at Wholesale Party
The Neve Avot home in Israel
Pardess Hanna village, led in
Divided on Specific Mention of threw
one big birthday party re- the singing of "Happy Birthday."
cently for 20 of Israel's oldest
Joseph K., 75, from Bessarabia,
Anti-Semitism Sought by Israel citizens.
With those being honored blessed all those present; Bertha

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

el and the United States on one
side, and the Soviet Union lead-
ing the opposition, a sharp dispute
arose here Tuesday in the United
Nations Commission on Human
Rights on an Israeli proposal that
the world be called upon to com-
bat all prejudices "such as anti-
The conflict developed as the
commission was debating a draft
United Nations Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of
Religious Intolerance — a pro-
posal which the USSR has been
fighting here for six years
through many parliamentary
procedural maneuvers.
Israel's representative on the
commission, Associate Israeli Su-
preme Court Justice Haim H.
Cohn, submitted an amendment to
one proposed article in the draft
convention, mentioning anti-Semit-
ism specifically as one of the pre-
judices to combat. Evgeny Nasi-
novsky, the Soviet delegate to the
commission, presented an alter-
native amendment that would
eliminate the word "anti-Semit-
ism" and call, instead for "unit-
ing the efforts of all persons and
organizations, regardless of reli-
gion, in the interests of peace
among peoples and states."
Morris B. Abram, the United
States delegate to the commis
sion, took up the cudgels for the
Israeli amendment. Referring to
anti-Semitism as "the most per-
vasive and persistent form of the
evil we are hoping to bring under
international control," he asked
the commission: "can it possibly
do any harm for us to mention
`anti-semitism' in this convention?
"My delegation believes," Abram
told the commission, "that a spe-
cific reference to anti-Semitism
in this convention is not only
proper but needed for many rea-
sons. Anti-Semitism is an illustra-
tion of religious intolerance and
discrimination in its most per-
sistent and pervasive form . . .
"Some delegations in the last
General Assembly noted that
they believed a specific refer-
ence to anti-Semitism belonged
in the - convention dealing with
religious intolerence and not In
the racial discrimination. It is
usual — not exceptional — prac-
tice for the United Nations to
point to specific instances of in-
tolerance and wrong without
cataloging all instances, espe-
cially when the specific is well-
known, serious and illustrative
of the general evil to be con-
demned or prohibited. In the
area of religious intolerance and
discrimination, anti-Semitism is
the classic case as Apartheid is
in the area of racial discrimina-
tion . . .
"It is simply not true to say that
the term anti-Semitism has no ac-
cepted or normally defined mean-
ing — for example, that peoples
other than Jews are also Semites,
and therefore, it would be confus-
ing to use the term in a conven-
"The members of the commission
must recognize this argument for
what it is: a quibble. The term
presented no difficulty to the com-
mission when it adopted its 1960
resolution on 'manifestations of
anti-Semitism.' It presented none
to the World Council of Churches
in 1961 nor to the Vatican Council
II last October which deplored
`hatred, persecution, displays of
anti - Semitism directed against
Jews at any time or by anyone.'
The Soviet government had no
problem about the meaning of the
term when in July 1918, the Coun-
cil of the People's Commissars de-
c l a r e d that "the anti - Semitic
movements and pogroms against
the Jews are fatal to the interests
of the workers and peasants revo-
Still opposed by the Soviet
Union which is fighting vigorous.
ly against specific mention of

anti-Semitism in the draft con-
vention on the elimination of re-
ligious intolerance, Israel Wed-
nesday withdrew its amendment
calling for such mention and in-
stead supported a clause in-
troduced by Chile, which still
refers to anti - Semitism but
broadens the formulation re-
garding the prejudices to be
The Chilean amendment, in-
troduced by its representative
on the commisison, Narciso Iru-
reta, proposed the wordings be
as follows; "To combat prejud-
ices such as anti-Semitism or
other similar cases of discrimi-
nation against specific religious
beliefs." Israel's Haim H. Cohn
said this wording would be ac-
ceptable to the Israel delegation
instead of the wording he had
offered Tuesday.
Evgeny Nasinovsky, the Soviet
delegate, continued, however, to
fight for a formulation that would
eliminate the word anti-Semitism.
Instead, the USSR delegate insist-
ed the clause should call for com-
bating "those prejudices in re-
spect of the Christian, Moslem,
Buddhist, Hindu, Judaic and other
religions." He insisted that if the
term anti-Semitsm should be used
in any UN context it belongs in a
document with racial rather than
religious intolerance.

It was the Soviet Union which
last fall killed the effort made to
condemn anti-Semitism in the con-
vention ultimately adopted outlaw-
ing racial intolerance. The Rus-
sians had introduced a clause
equating anti-Semitism and Zion-
ism with Nazism and neo-Nazism
and it was finally decided, due to
the Russian move, to keep out of
the anti-racism document all
"isms" except apartheid.
The Russian Wednesday was
supported by Jamil Baroody of
Saudi Arabia. Although not a
member of the commission, Ba-
roody spoke as a delegate observ-
er, saying that no mention of anti-
Semitism be made because the
Jews are not the only Semites. He
said that if "isms" were to be
brought in these should "include
certain isms" — obviously mean-
ing Zionism.
Israel won a significant vic-
tory here last weekend, over
staunch opposition, by getting a
favorable vote in the Commis-
sion on Human Rights of a pro-
posal that all countries should
assure orphaned children that
they must be brought up in ac-
cordance with the "expressed or
presumed" religious wishes of
their dead parents.
A nongovernmental speaker dur-
ing the debate, Dr. Isaac Lewin,
of the World Agudath Israel, had
told the commission that, follow-
ing World War II, at least 20,000
orphans had been turned over to
Gentiles for their upbringing, thus
being "lost to their people." (Dr.
Lewin was in Detroit recently for
the banquet of the Council of orth-
odox Rabbis)
The Israeli move, started by Is-
rael's representative on the com-
mission, ,Associate Supreme Court
Justice Haim H. Cohn, and aided
by the deputy Israeli permanent
representative, Dr. Joel Barromi,
had been ruled out of order by the
group's chairman, Fernando Volio
Jimenez, of Costa Rica.
Justice Cohn took the unusual
step of appealing from the chair's
ruling, winning by a vote of 10-4
with seven abstentions. The Israeli
clause was then adopted by a vote
of 9-7 with four abstentions, being
supported among others by the
United States, Britain and France,
with the USSR in opposition.

If you find honey, eat no more
than you need;
Lest you be sated with it, and
vomit it up.
— Proverbs

Friday, March 18, 1966-21

ranging in age from 85 to 97, the
residents celebrated a total of
1,855 years of life.
Neve Avot, Israel's largest home
for the aged, is operated by Mal-
ben, the welfare program main-
tained by the Joint Distribution
Committee, with United Jewish
Appeal funds.
The birthday took place in the
communal dining room. A huge
cake held 185 candles, each can-
dle representing 10 years of life.
Fifteen-year-oId Aharon, a vol-
unteer accordionist from nearby

Hermon Press Reissues
Grayzel's 'Church, Jews'

March 22 will be the publica-
tion date of "The Church and the
Jews in the 13th Century" by
Solomon Grayzel, announces Her-
mon Press, publisher of a new,
revised edition of this important
documentary work.
Dr. Grayzel, noted historian, re-
tiring editor of the Jewish Pub-
lication Society of America, has
gathered in this volume 173 Papal
letters and conciliar decrees of
the period. The documents here
presented deal with such diverse
subjects as proselytizing, religious
disputations, the Talmud, forced
conversions, Jews in money-lend-
ing, the Crusades, ritual murder
and many others. Through them
the author traces the gradual deg-
radation of the Jews in the Middle
Ages to a status of virtual slaves
as Servi Camerae.

F., 89, also from Eastern Europe,
entertained with a song; and
Hanna K., 85, reminisced about
her youth in the Urals.
Perhaps the proudest of all were
Avraham Mendel, 90, and his wife
Sarah, 87, originally from Ro-
mania. At the festive table with
them were their son Gedalia, 71,
their grandson Simon, 42, and
their great-grandson Michele, 13,
four generations in all.

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The memories of Passovers gone by—the search and safe of the Chometz—Grandpa
poking around the kitchen, making the horseradish and theChoraches—putting on the
new suit of clothes and shoes—pockets full of hazel nuts—and almonds—anxiously
waiting for the Seder to start—Uncle Joe and Aunt Sadie were always late—the whole
family together—Grandpa looking like a king propping the pillow on the chair beside
him—Grandma tired after baking and cooking all day but "My Malke" my queen, he
called her—the Kiddush and then my turn for "Ma Nishtanah" and the answer given
with Grandpa's voice ringing out over all—the first half of the Hagadah almost over—.
even the bitter herbs tasted so good—Passover it was always "strong"—all were corn.
pelled to eat it otherwise we could not get the hard boiled egg and salt water—and
then the meal—nobody, but nobody, could cook better than Grandma—we ate—and
ate and then the "Benchen"—and the rest of the Hagadah—and some more cups of
wine—and the opening of the door—and the stories of how in the old country someone
frightened the whole family by appearing at that door—but best of all the tongs with
which the second half of the Hagadah abound—and the feeling of drowsiness—content.
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