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March 25, 1966 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-25

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Demand Death
for Auschwitz MD

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JLC Exposes Influence of Hate Literature

What is the effect when an aver-
BONN — The prosecutor in the age respectable middle-class Chris-
war crimes trial of Horst Fischer, tian has an intensive encounter
charged with participating as a with American hate literature?
"selection doctor" in the murder Does he reject it out of hand as
of 70,000 inmates at the Auschwitz repulsive?
death camp, demanded Tuesday a
Quite to the contrary! John Mac-
death sentence for the defendant. Candlish Phillips, New York Times
The trial is taking place in East
reporter, found himself deeply af-
Berlin as one of the few such fected when he examined the bi-
trials held in East Germany.
zarre Daniel Burros case, accord-
The verdict was scheduled to ing to a story in the current issue
be handed down at the end of this of Point of View, published by the
week. Unlike West Germany. Institute of Jewish Affairs of the
'which has abolished the death Jewish Labor Committee and the
penalty. East Germany retains it. Workmen's Circle. Annabelle Wolf-
The former Nazi doctor lived zahn, correspondent for the maga-
freely in East Germany for 20
years before he was finally arrest- xi-

ed in June 1965. West Germany is- 1. 11 Y
sued a warrant for his arrest on
April 6, 1960. but East German
officials took no immediate action.
Despite assertions by East
NEWARK, N.J. (JTA)—Charges
German officials that they had that several members of the New
not been contacted about Dr. Jersey Young Republicans, known
Fischer's crimes, they later ask- as the "Rat Finks," have been
ed for data on those crimes and singing anti-Semitic and anti-Negro
the West German government songs on several occasions were
handed over all the material it heard at a hearing conducted by
an investigating committee of the
Dr. Fischer testified that there New Jersey State Young Republi-
were many women and children can Committee last weekend.
among the 400,000 Hungarian Jews
According to several witnesses,
transported to Auschwitz and that some verses of the objectionable
when he was on duty, "I had to songs praised the Nazi annihilation
send all of them to be gassed, even of the Jews and contained words
the old people."
offensive to Negroes.
He testified that Gerhard Neu-
The charges were immediately
bert, a former medical assistant denied by one of the "Rat Fink"
at the- camp. had worked with him members present at the hearing,
in making the "selections" for who said she intended to sue her
gas chambers. Neubert is now in a accusers. The songs were first
Frankfurt jail. awaiting resump- brought to light by Mrs. Hope Kai-
tion of the second Auschwitz trial
in that city. in which he is a de-
Baruch's Credo
Bernard Baruch often repeated
Meanwhile. a jury at Freiburg
acquitted Hermann Herz, a 57- this wise reminder to graduating
classes at universities and prep
year-old former Gestapo officer
schools: "Yesterday, my friends, is
in Allenstein. East Prussia, who
a canceled check. Tomorrow is a
was charged with shooting a group
promissory note. But TODAY—ah,
of 15 persons who were engaged
today, is CASH IN YOUR HAND.
in burying victims of mass kill- Don't squander it!"
ings and removing evidence of
such atrocities.
In announcing the verdict, the
jury said it found that it was no
longer possible to discover all
the details relevant to the case,
and had therefore to acquit
The former Gestapo official ad-
mitted that he had given the order
to shoot the victims, but claimed
that the persons he killed were I
Polish partisans who had been
sentenced to death, and that he
was just carrying out the sen-
The prosecution had asked for
four years of hard labor for the
At Hechingen, three officials of
two Nazi concentration camps re-
ceived prison terms at hard labor
at the close of a nine-month war
crimes trial. Franz Johann Hof-
mann, a former SS official, was
sentenced to 13 years' imprison-
ment on conviction of manslaught-
A previous sentence against
Hofmann by a Munich court was
included in the sentence.
Stephen Kruth, 48, was given a
21-year term on conviction for two
cases of attempted murder. Hel-
mut Schnabel, was given 10 years
for attempted murder and com-
plicity in the murder of four vic-
tims. -
Eugen Wurth, 48, was acquitted.

zine, reports Phillips found he
could not quickly shed the influ-
ence of the literature he had read
while working on the case of the
Jewish leader of the New York
State Ku Klux Klan who committed
suicide recently when the N. Y.
Times exposed his Jewish back-

Phillips "ruminated upon a
frightening reaction of his own to
the mass of fanatic literature. 'It is
a literature drenched in Jewish
plots; Communist Jewish plots;
capitalist Jewish plots; even Chris-
tian Jewish plots, strange to tell.
Wild though it is, I found that

g oun Republicans Hear Charges
Against Rat Finks, Their Hate Songs

'The Gals!' by Goffsfein

M. B. Goffstein is the name
signed as author and illustrator
of "The Gats!", published by
Pantheon Books.
A native of St. Paul where she
grew up and was educated at Ben-
nington, she recently married the
pianist Peter Schaaf and they now
live in Manhattan.
Mrs. Schaaf (Goffstein) draws
well, tells a story for little children

"The Gats!" is a little book, of
not too many pages. It is a 4 x 5
book. But it will delight youngsters

who will be induced to reread it
and see the pictures time and

again. _

ding, of Boise, Idaho, who collected
them at the Wildwood, N.J. con-
vention of the Young Republicans
last May, and turned them over to
Republican officials and the Bnai
Brith Anti-Defamation League.

reading so much of it, so repeti-
tive, so monnmanic, stained my
own outlook with suspiciousness
for several hours afterward. It was
hard for me to 'kick' it. As I viewed
my fellow passengers on the sub-
way and in the street, I found un-
savory thoughts intruding. I can-
not recall ever before having such
ideas, and would never imagine
that I could ever entertain them.' "
The story reports briefly on a re-
view of incidents in Burros' life
from a psychiatric viewpoint by
Dr. Morton M. Bodas, as well as a
probing of possible implications
from the case for modes of Jewish
survival in this country by Rabbi
Julius Rosenthal, editor of Point of
View. But the reader is left un-
easy about the whole issue of the
dissemination of hate literature


when a newspaper reporter, who
is a patently decent and candid
Christian, can find aroused within
him sensations he finds it hard to
shed after intensive contact with
such material.

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