Jewish Historical Society to Launch
Program With Hebrew University
MEMPHIS (JTA) — The Ameri-
can Jewish Historical Society an-
nounced plans here Sunday for the
establishment of a joint program,
with the Institute of Contemporary
Jewry of the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, aimed at promoting a
closer relationship between Amer-
ican and Israeli historians.
The project, which was an-
nounced by Dr. Leon J. Obermayer,
president of the society, at the
1_ group's 64th annual meeting here,
provides for the publication of
American text material in Hebrew,
_ and of Israeli text material in
Dr. Obermayer also disclosed
plans by the Society to preserve
historic monuments in the Carib-
bean area, including old cemeteries
and synagogues, particularly in
Surinam, Barbados, Cur a c a o,
Nevis and other islands where
large numbers of Jews lived in the
17th and 18th centuries.
Other speakers included Dr.
Howard M. Sachar, professor of
history at George Washington
University, in Washington, D. C.
Dr. Sachar declared in a paper
that "the Eichmann Trail dramat-
ically revealed the curious am-
biguity with which the social
scientist views the Jewish people."
Dr. Sachar pointed out that
liberals who uncritically accepted
the less-than-impartial trial and
conviction of Henri Petain at Paris,
or the even more complex and
debatable trial of Nazis by a court
of conquerors at Nuremburg, sud-
denly became exercised by Is-
rael's capture and trial of Adolf
"This double standard," he said,
was no longer invoked by anti-
Semites, but rather by Christian
friends of the Jews who require
Jewish perfectionism as the sur-
rogate for their own consciences.
Even now the Jewish people and
ethos is so deeply imbedded in the
Christian psyche that Christian
scholarship is not fully capable
of treating Jews with objectivity.
"Neither, however, are Jew-
ish social scientists, as revealed
by the 'near-hysterical' Jewish
reaction to Hannah Arendt's
book Tichmann in Jerusalem.'
"The response of Jewish scholar-
ship to Dr. Arendt's celebrated ap-
praisal of the Jewish catastrophe
has been polemical, not objective.
Reviews and "responses" have
sought to redeem the "honor" of
the martyred Jews of Europe —
although Dr. Arendt did not impugn
that 'honor', and although she her
self made clear that Jewish 'honor'
requires no more defense nor re-
demption than does the reputation
of other terrified and passive vic-
tims of Nazism."
In his presidential address, Dr.
Obermayer announced that the
74-year-old society is planning
to move to the campus of
Brandeis University, Waltham,
Mass., during the coming year.
The society has received $1,-
600,000, from the estate of the late
Lee M. Friedman of Boston, a
former president of the society.
Part of the request is being used
for building purposes.
Anti - Semitism
VIENNA (JTA) — The Austrian
Peoples Party, which last month
won an absolute majority in Par-
liamentary elections, announced
at a meeting here that the party
dissociates itself "unconditionally"
from any attempts to inject racial
or religious issues into Austrian
politics. During the meeting. Alois
Scheibenreif, a Peoples Party de-
puty, withdrew "with regrets" the
anti-Semitic insults he had di-
rected during the election cam-
paign at Foreign Minister Bruno
Kreisky, who is Jewish.
Ernst Feldsberg, president of
Sabbatarian Sues NY on Saturday Civil Service Exams
NEW YORK (JTA)—A Jewish require Sabbath observers to pre- in the early hours of Sunday
member of the staff of the New sent themselves for the examina- morning.
The suit asked that the last ex-
York City Department of Welfare tion at 9 a.m. Saturday morning
brought suit in New York State
Supreme Court against the city,
challenging the right of the de-
partment to give civil service ex-
aminations on Saturdays, on the
grounds that such examinations
violate the rights of Orthodox Jews
who cannot participate because of
Dr. Karl Applbaum, an employe
of the welfare department since
1938, and an ordained rabbi,
charged in the suit that, due to
Civil Service Commission regula-
tions concerning the scheduling of
examinations for Sabbath observ-
ers, he was denied opportunities
He said that current regulations
amination, held on Feb. 19, be de-
clared null and void, and that the
department be barred from sched-
uling future examinations on Sat-
and remain under virtual "house
arrest" under constant guard until
nightfall. They are then given the
same test which frequently ends
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the Austrian Jewish community,
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Mayor Marek to recent signs of a
new revival of anti-Semitism here.
Mayor Marek pledged that the
Vienna community will fight every
new manifestation of anti-Semi-
Ask Secrecy Lifting
NEW YORK—The U. S. Federal
Court has been asked to lift the
16-year veil of secrecy on an im-
pounded sketch the prosecution in-
troduced at the Rosenberg-Sobell
trial in 1951 as a replica of a draw-
ing they claimed gave Russia the
atomic bomb in 1945.
The motion was made Monday
by attorneys for Morton Sobell,
who asserts his innocence and is
fighting for freedom from Lewis-
burg Penitentiary, where he is in
the 16th year of a 30-year sentence.
The legal move, asking that the
government be ordered to produce
the sketch, pertinent stenographic
notes, and related impounded
"Among other things, the de-
fendant will contend that many of
the exhibits offered by the govern-
ment during the trial were de-
liberate and fabricated forgeries,
the false nature of which it had
full knowledge, and that the testi-
mony relating thereto was likewise
fabricated, false and perjurious
under similar conditions of knowl-
edge and wilfulness."
BY HENRY LEONARD
What mama does, Barton's does.
But Barton's does it on a much larger scale.
And a little earlier.
For 7 days and 7 nights, all baking and candy-
Leavening agents, non-Passover candy and
cake and unused ingredienrs are cleared out of
the Barton's kitchens.
As are the pots, vats, scoops, ladles, baking
pans, all the machinery that isn't nailed down.
Wliat is nailed down is seared by blowtorches.
And the walls, ceilings and floors are hosed down
with live steam.
When all is immaculate, the Passover utensils
are taken out of their special place.
And the raw chocolate, fruits, nuts, honey, etc.
that are Kosher-for-Passover are brought in.
Barton's makes these Passover preparations
under the careful scrutiny of The Union of Ortho-
dox Jewish Congregations of America.
Even mama doesn't go
that far. nizth
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