Passover Service in Moscow Crowded by Jews;
Report Matzo Supplied by Synagogue Bakery
E. Piscator, Anti-Nazi Producer, Dies
BERLIN—Erwin Piscator, one of
Germany's foremost theatrical pro-
ducers and directors, died March
30 at age 72. He was a noted anti-
Founder of the "political thea-
ter" in the Germany of the '20s,
Piscator had been director-general
of West Berlin's Volksbuhne for
the final four years of his life, and
was the first to stage such con-
troversial plays as Rolf Hoch-
huth's "The Deputy," and "The
Investigation" by Peter Weiss, an
oratory about the Auschwitz mass
One of the last shows he pre-
sented at the Volksbuhne was the
Sholem Aleichem comedy "200,-
000," which played to a packed
house until early this month.
Forced to leave his country in
1933 to escape Nazi persecution,
he headed the Dramatic Workshop
of the New School for Social Re-
search in New York and was active
also in the President Theater and
the Roof-Top Theater fram 1939
until his return to Germany in
Novosti quoted Chief Rabbi Ye- ing lands behind the Iron Cur-
LONDON (JTA) — Passover
services were held Monday night huda, Leib Levin, of Moscow, as taro — except the USSR.
in the Central Synagogue in Mos- saying that the matzo bakery un-
The JDC shipments included
cow with the crowd overflowing der the supervision of his Central even Alb an i a, the Communist
into the street, according to re- Synagogue had provided matzo country more rigidly shut off from
ports from the Soviet capital. Many for those who wanted it, not only the Western world than any other
Jewish families in Moscow secured in his congregation but also in the state. "We don't know under what
matzo for the for the first time in synagogues of Marina - Roshcha, conditions the Jews live in Al-
years, with the flour' being sup- Cherkivozo and Malakhovka. He bania," the JDC stated, "we don't
plied by them to the synagogue was quoted as saying: "In 1965, know whether they have a syna-
bakery. we managed to make not more gogue or rabbi or talmud torah.
Jewish members of the foreign than 45 tons of matzo, and this But we do know there are Jews
colony in Moscow attended a seder year there will be axactly double in Albania, and once every year Candidate Rejects
they break through the barriers
in the Israeli Embassy. While of- that quantity."
Address at Club
ficial Soviet reports from Kiev,
Yakov Khazin, executive secreta-1 of silence and ask for just one
East Side Landmark,
Minsk, Tbilisi and other Soviet ry of the Jewish Religious Cornmu- thing — matzo."
Marks 75th Anniversary
This year, JDC sent 1,520 pounds
cities with large Jewish popula- nity of Leningrad, was quoted by
LOS ANGELES (JTA)—A Dem-
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Edu-
tions indicated that the religious Novosti as saying - that his syna- of matzo to Albania. The JDC ocratic nominee for a state politi- cational Alliance, a settlement
Jews there were permitted to bake gogue started baking matzo in also sent 26,400 pounds of matzo cal office said he had canceled a house founded in 1891 to serve the
matzo in private bakeries, no such December, and has supplied mat- and 8,000 pounds of matzo meal speaking engagement in the Uni- needs of the hundreds of thousands
indication was given with regard zoh "for more than 10,000 people." to Yugoslavia.
versity Club here because the club of Jewish immigrants from East-
to the matzo situation in the small- He was quoted as adding: "We
In New York, over 300 Jewish barred Jews and Negroes from ern Europe who settled on New
er Jewish communities in the have not restricted anyone and college students ended Sunday membership.
York's Lower East Side, inaugurat-
matzo has been provided for the morning an all-night vigil at Ham-
Norbert A. Schlei, a Catholic : ed the celebration of its '75th anni-
Major Jewish communities in the whole congregation of the syna- marskjold Plaza opposite the who is a candidate for the post of versary. On April 11 Gov. Nelson
Soviet Union received matzo for gogue."
United Nations to dramatize the Secretary of State, acted at the Rockefeller unveiled in the Alli-
concern of American Jewry for suggestion of Federal Judge Irving ance lobby a plaque on which are
this year's Passover in quantities
The Soviet agency attributed
the plight of their brethren in the Hill, a former president of the Los inscribed the names of the found-
sufficient to provide all who want the Kiev portion of the report to
this holiday necessity, the Novosti Iona Genedelman, chairman of
Angeles Jewish Federation Coun- ers of the institution.
Press Agency, official Soviet fea- the Jewish community in the
The students, members of the cil. Judge Hill said he had "relia-
ture news agency which serves the Ukrainian capital; and the Minsk
New York Youth Conference for ble evidence" that the club dis-
foreign press only, informed the report to Ilya Charny, chairman
Soviet Jewry, carried placards and criminated against Jews.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Novos- of the Jewish community in the
banners calling on the Soviet gov-
Dana Bresnahan, the club's im-
ti dispatches are not published in Byelorussian republic. M o i s e i
ernment to grant. freedom to its mediate past president, replied in
the USSR. Gruzman, head of the religious Jewish citizens, and urging wide- the absence of the organization's
spread public protests against the president, Thomas Johnson. He
According to Novosti, 90 tons of community in Kishinev, capital
of the Moldavian Republic, was
oppression of Russian Jews.
said that "there is no stated poli-
matzo were baked and dis-
Throughout the vigil, the parti- cy" barring Negroes and Jews, and
tributed this season in Moscow
report; and Abram Vandeland,
cipants read portions of the Bible that "probably there are" Jews in
enough for "more than 10,000 peo-
pie" in Leningrad; "sufficient for chairman of the Jewish religious
and the Haggadah, and sang He- the club. However, he said "you
all who want it" in Kiev; 15 tons community in Odessa, reported
brew folk songs. The all-night don't ask the question."
in Kishinev; and 15 tons in Odessa. from that city.
demonstration was held next to
From Tbilisi, capital of Georgia,
Yet, it was reported Sunday by Novosti reported that Georgia the "Isaiah Wall" of the Plaza,
named for the late Secretary Gen-
Passover Greetings to
the New York Herald Tribune
that Ephriam Benzvi Kaplan, who Chief Rabbi Emanuil Davadashvili eral of the United Nations. The
Our Tenants at the
said: "Apart from Tbilisi, the capi wall bears an inscription quoting
identified himself as the "admini-
Versailles and the Biarritz.
syna from Isaiah: "They shall beat
strator" of the Central Synagogue tat of Georgia, there
gogues functioning in Battimi, Suk-
Mr. and Mrs.
of Moscow, declared that 50 tons humi, Tskhinvali, Kutaisi, Kulashi, their swords into ploughshares and
their spears into pruning hooks.
of matzo "for 9,428 families" had
Gori and other places. in almost
been baked and distributed in the all the Jewish religious communi- Nation shall not take up swords
25005 Rue Versailles West
against nation, nor shall they learn
ties of our republic the baking of
1 block South of 7
(Kaplan announced at the same matzo began in the end of last war any more."
U N 3-9300
Many Jewish homes through-
time according to the Herald Tri- y ear. More than 90 tons of matzo
out the country remembered the
bune dispatch from Moscow, that has been produced by the matzo
the Moscow yeshiva has now been bakery of the Tbilisi Synagogue." fate of oppressed Jewry symbol-
reopened. He was reported as say- The figures for Georgia were not ically during the sedarim this
ing that the yeshiva started func- questioned by experts here on So- year, by setting aside one matzo
tioning again a month ago, with viet Jewish conditions, who point- as the "matzo of oppression,"
an enrollment of 12 or 13 students, ed out that, for many years. the it was reported here today by the
American Jewish Conference on
aged 21 to 45.
Georgian Republic has been the Soviet Jewry.
(He claimed that two of the stu- most liberal in the entire USSR
The conference had called for
dents were from Odessa, two from regarding freedoms granted to Jew- such action at every seder as as-
Kiev, three from Riga, four from ish religious communities.
surance that the Jews in the Soviet
Tbilisi, Georgia, two from Moscow
In general, it was pointed out Union have not been forgotten.
and one from Bokhara. He was here, the very fact that Novosti has At many sedarim, both private and
reported as saying that the yeshiva issued the report on Soviet matzo public, special prayers were also
had been given a two-room dor- supplies on the eve of Passover in- voiced in rememberance of the
mitory, where eight of the students dicates that USSR authorities are 6,000,000 martyrs in the Nazi holo-
live. Of the total number of stu- highly sensitive to increasing crit- caust.
dents at the yeshiva, he was re- icism on Soviet discrimination
In Cleveland, more than 1,000
ported saying, two are studying against Russian Jewry, voiced persons marced 1.5 miles in cold
for the rabbinate and the re- throughout the world. The sources weather Monday in dramatic pro-
mainder were preparing to be can- noted also that Novosti, as an offi- test against the Soviet Union's
tors or ritual slaughterers).
cial Soviet propaganda agency, oppression of Jews. The demon-
Other informed sources in may have wanted to influence stration included Jews and Chris-
New York questioned the ac- world opinion at this time because tians. Negroes and whites, youth
curacy of the Novosti matzo dis- many protests against anti-Jewish I
tribution report. On the basis bias in the USSR have been sent to and adults. The protest march
of an authoritative report re-
the 23rd congress of the Soviet went
Road to Synagogue
ceived from Moscow they said
Communist Party, now in session Community Center. Police de-
that no more than 40 tons of in Moscow.
scribed the march as orderly and
matzo had been baked in the
A total of 615,000 pounds of reported no incidents.
Soviet capital this year. matzo were provided by the
Kennedy Requests USSR
These sources questioned anoth- JDC for thousands of Jews in
Liberalize Treatment of Jews
er portion of the report. They not- need in many countries, includ-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen.
ed that the Jewish population of
Robert F. Kennedy, New York
Kishinev is estimated now at be-
Democrat, has urged here that the
tween 25,000 and 50,000. On the Brandeis Faculty to Aid
In Austria? Italy? Spain? Portugal? Turkey? Wherever it is
Soviet Union liberalize treatment
basis of this date, they doubted the Students, Draft Board
of Jewish citizens in the USSR. He
— in more than 60 major cities, in over 40 countries, across
Novosti figure, contending that
WALTHAM, Mass.—A resolution linked his appeal to the fact that
continents— let Lufthansa take you there.
Jews in both Kishinev and Odessa urging full cooperation with both the Passover season would be a
had been provided the same quan- students and local draft boards in fitting time for the announcement.
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case. Odessa's Jewish population tus information has been adopted fact that the Communist Party of
combined. And fast, convenient connections speed you
totals 250,000, five to ten times the by the faculty of Brandeis Uni- the USSR was holding its 23rd
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In voting for the resolution,
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