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April 29, 1966 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-04-29

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Nazi Is Found on Isle in Antartic;
Other Fights Argentine Deportation

NEW YORK (JTA) — SS Colonel
Walter Herman Rauff, an ex-Nazi
accused of slaughtering 97,000
Jews in Poland during World War
II, has been found living on the
Antarctic island of Tierra del
Fuego, a Chilean possession, the
National Broadcasting Company
television network reported Mon-
day night.
Chet Huntley, of NBC-TV's Hunt-
ley-Brinkley program, showed a
filmed interview with Rauff in
which the German said he would
not mind returning to Germany "if
there were an entire change in
thinking and policy of the German
government." Huntley added that
the NBC reporter found Rauff "has
repeatedly asked for a police
guard, and has told acquaintances
he fears possible kidnaping or as-
Rauff was arrested in Chile in
1962, on request of the West Ger-
man government, which sought
to have him extradited for a war
crimes trial. However, the high-
est Chilean court ruled that,
since he is a Chilean citizen, and
the crimes charged against him
were "political," he could not
be extradited.
Rauff is considered by We'St Ger-
many as "one of the most wanted"
Nazi criminals. The late Adolf
Eichmann had named him during
the 1961 Eichmann trial in Jerusa-
lem, as a high officer of the Gesta-
po whose job had been to murder
Polish Jews in gas trucks. At Tier-
ra del Fuego, NBC-TV reported,
Rauff runs a canning factory. He
told the television reporter: "I am
under the protection of the Chilean
government like any other Chilean

Jacksonville Has
Israeli 'Twin City'

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Meanwhile, Gerhard Bohne, long
sought as a major Nazi criminal,
has been ordered sent to Germany
to face trial but has appealed to
the Argentinian Supreme Court
against the extradition order. The
Supreme Court is expected to hear
Bohne's appeal soon.
Bohne was a member of a Nazi
team which planned and imple-
mented the Nazi euthanasia pro-
gram and was also involved in the
creation and camouflaging of the
death chambers as well as in the
selection of the Nazi execution
squads which murdered hundreds
of thousands of Jews during the
A one-time attorney, Bohne is ac-
cused of using his legal skills to
draft orders to keep secret the plan
for the Nazi "final solution" for
the "Jewish problem."
Captured by American troops in
1944, Bohne escaped trial at the
end of the war and two years later
slipped into Argentina where he
remained until 1955 when he re-
turned to Germany to live on a
pension as a former civil servant.
Arrested by German police he was
released. He fled to Chile and
then to Argentina.

Ex-SS Officers on Trial
for Mobile Van Murders

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

HANOVER—Two former SS offi-
cers were on trial here Tuesday on
charges of having participated in
the wartime murder of 500,000 vic-
tims, most of them Jews, in mobile
gas vans in occupied Russia and
The defendants are former SS
Major Friederich Pradel, 65, and
his former first lieutenant at Ges-
tapo headquarters in Berlin, Harry
Wentritt, 63. The indictment
charged that Pradel suggested the
use of such mobile murder devices
and supervised the operation of
more than a dozen of the vehicles.
The indictmerit held that the vans
Pradel directed killed 6,000 vic-
* * *
Soviet •Citizen Who Aided
Nazis to Torture, Kill Jews
Given Death Sentence
LONDON (JTA)—Vassily Donin,
a member of a GestapO unit which
operated in the Leningrad area
and who evaded arrest for 20
years, was tried and sentenced to
death in Luga, it was reported
from Leningrad.
Donin, who was charged with
participating in the torture and
murder of Jews, Gypsies and other
Sovet citizens, was sentenced after
a two-week trial. A number of

Cancer Research Grant
at Weizmann Institute


`Sneaking Anti-Semitism' on Campus,
Austrian Jewish Leader Warns

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

He recalled that there were 200,-
000 Jews in Austria in 1938, some
of whom were able to emigrate but
most of whom were murdered by
the Nazis. Mayor Bruno Marek,
another speaker promised to do his
utmost to educate Austrian chil-
dren in the spirit of tolerance and
Israel Ambassador Michael Si-
mon noted that the opening of the
new youth house coincided with
Israel's 18th independence day.
Oil Company Sets Date
Charles H. Jordan, Joint Distribu-
for Mediterranean Drilling tion Committee director general,
expressed the hope that the youth
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
house might become a place where
TEL AVIV—The Petrocana Oil Jewish youth could exchange views
Co. has entered into new partner- with non-Jewish youth.
ships which will make it possible
to start drilling in its Mediter- Israel Built With Bonds
ranean offshore concessions within
Last year a record total of $91,-
two to five months, Gordon Hirsch-
horn, chairman of the Petrocana 392,800 in State of Israel Bonds
Board, said here Wednesday On was sold to help develop every
his return from a trip to the sector of the country's economy.
Approximately 85 per cent of this
United States.
Earlier this month, Livingston sum was sold in the United States,
Oil Co. of Tulsa, canceled an the remainder in more than 30
agreement with Petrocana under countries of North and South Am-
which the Tulsa firm was to have erica and western Europe. Banks
started drilling for oil on Petro- purchased about $12,000,000 of the
total in Israel Bonds sold during
cana leases.
Hirschhorn said the new partners 1965.
were a private American firm
specifically founded for the drill-
ing, the Mediterranean Petroleum
Corp. and Branwell Industries,
Inc., a publicly-owned firm in
Shreveport, La. The companies
will carry out drill operations in
TR 2-0888
return for a working interest in
RES. PHONE: UN 2-4608
the venture.

VIENNA—Ernst Feldsberg, pres-
ident of the Vienna Jewish commu-
nity, declared here Tuesday there
was "s n e a k in g anti-Semitism"
among students in Austrian univer-
sities. He spoke at ceremonies
marking the opening by the com-
munity of a youth house on the site
of the community kitchen destroy-
ed by the Nazis.

A one-year grant of $15,000
has been awarded to Dr.
N e c h am a Haran-Ghera at the
Weizmann Institute of Science,
Israel, by the Damon Runyon
Memorial Fund for Cancer Re-
search in the U.S.A., set up in
memory of the late, great Amer-
ican writer. Purpose of the grant
is to finance Dr. Haran-Ghera's
work on the mechanism of induc-
tion and development of reticu-
lar cell neoplasia in mice (a con-
dition related to Hodgkin's Dis-
ease in humans). She will carry
out the investigation in Prof.
Isaac Berenblum's Department
of Experimental Biology at the
Institute, of which she has been
a staff member many years.
Photograph shows Meyer W.
Weisgal, chairman of the Weiz-
mann Institute's executive coun-
cil, handing the Damon Runyon
Memorial Fund's remittance to
Prof. Shneior Lifson, the insti-
tute's scientific director.



Report Search On
for Cemetery Vandals

(For 16 Years)

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK—New York police
TEL AVIV — Mayor Louis Rit-
authorities on Staten Island, were
ter of Jacksonville, Fla., joined
We Feature the Finest Selection of
still searching Wednesday for van-
Tuesday in ceremonies making
Maferial for Suits, Dresses, Etc.
dals who desecrated the Baron de
Jacksonville and Holon, Israel
Hirsch Cemetery in that area.
"twin cities."
Mayor Ritter said Jacksonville
The superintendent of the ceme-
tery, Ronald Gresser, notified rela-
and Holon have much in common
tives of deceased interred in the
and should work to promote their
Henry Tobet, Proprietor
burial grounds that 240 tomb-
mutual interests, stressing the
stones had been overturned. He
facts that Florida and Israel have
VI 3-4130
reported that the desecration had
large citrus interests and that "our
taken place during the weekend of
climates are similar and we de-
April 2-3, on the eve of Passover.
pend on tourism for a large part
There was no explanation of the
of our revenue. Why should we not
reason why no report of the dese-
learn from each other and help
cration had been made until now.
each other?"
* * *
The mayor disclosed that a Jack-
sonville-based investment group
2 Winnipeg Synagogues
has a major interest in an enter-
Marked With Swastikas
tainment center and "Bible Land"
being built in Holon which will
witnesses, including several from
open in 1970.
authorities said that they were
outside of Russia, testified. Donin trying to discover the identity of
changed his name and occupation persons who had desecrated two
2,816 Jewish Migrants
and it took Soviet authorities 20 synagogues here by painting swas-
Entered Canada in '65
i years to trace him.
tikas on the walls and doors of
MONTREAL (JTA) — Canada's
two Jewish houses of worship.
ministry of citizenship and immi- Israel's Social Services
The affected houses of worship are
gration is determined that immi-
the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and
for Immigrants Told at UN
gration to the Dominion must not
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) the Rosh Pina Synagogue.
be affected "in any way by the
The Nazi symbol was also

A report on Israel's methods
race, religion or color of the im-
smeared on sidewalks and on auto-
migrant," Tom Kane, deputy of providing social services for all
mobiles parked near the syna-
minister of that government de- of its new communities was given
partment, has assured the Jewish here recently before the United
Nations Social Commission by
Immigrant Aid Services here.
He was the guest speaker at the Giora Lotan, Israel's represent- Isaac Wolfson Dedicates
annual meeting of the JIAS. In his ative on that body.
Housing Project in Acre
address, he announced that last
Lotan told the commission that
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Thousands
year's immigration into Canada the new settlers in the Jewish state
KENTILE, of course! It's created to withstand rough
exceeded the 1964 figure by 30 were organized within their own
treatment, so it's just the thing for Rec. Rooms.
per cent. "And there is every indi- localities to improve living con- tribute here to Sir Isaac and Lady
cation of a further increase this ditions. He said that Israel took Wolfson who visited Acre to dedi-
cate a new housing project named
year," he added.
steps to change the attitudes of •
Reports submitted to the meet- former slum dwellers, so that their for them. Two-thirds of 520 new
ing showed that the agency's im- new dwellings would not deterio- homes are already occupied. The
IN A 10 X 25 ROOM*
migration department dealt last rate.
As Low As
grants, young couples, veterans
year with some 0,500 requests re-
The Israeli representative made and 22 Arab families.
"Ideal for basementless houses, basements,
garding immigration and settle-
over radiant heating or any subfloor.
that report in discussing a pro-
The gathering included foreign
ment in Canada. Of the total 146,-
posal before the current session of minister Abba Eban; Dr. Israel
758 immigrants who entered
the social commission-for the crea- Goldstein, world chairman of
Canada in 1965, 2,816 were Jewish,
coming from 40 countries. In- tion of a United Nations institute Keren Hayesod; American _Ambas-
cluded among last year's Jewish for documentation in the housing sador Walworth Barbour; former
immigrants were 696 from Israel, field, and called for a study of the Premier David Ben-Gurion; Nor-
733 from Morocco, 547 from the experiences of countries that have man Aspin, counselor at the Brit-
United States, 210 from Britain made substantial progress in ish Embassy; and many others.
solving the social problems of The Acre chief rabbi presented to
and 151 from France.
housing and urban development. the benefactors and the new proj-
KE 5-1000
18245 W. 8 MILE (Just W. of Southfield)
Lotan said that his government ect his blessings and those of the
9 P.M.
13—Friday, April 29, 1966



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