Romanian Jewry Memorializes 11,000 Jassy Martyrs
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
BUCHAREST — Jewish visitors from all parts of Romania and virtually the
entire Jassy Jewish community took part in a memorial ceremony on the 25th
anniversary of the massacre of 11,000 Jassy Jews in 1941 during the German
The pogrom took place at the instigation of the Gestapo but was carried out
by Fascist gangs of the Antonescu pro-Nazi regime. Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen said
in his- sermon that the 500-year history of the Jews in Jasy had come to a tragic
finale in the pogrom.
He said the present government had punished the killers and created conditions
which secured the liberty of the Romanian Jewish people. -A collective prayer for
the dead was recited for the victims.
Services also were held at the mass graves of Jewish victims in two neighboring
towns. At the Jewish cemetery of Roman, the site of another mass grave, a monument .
was unveiled to 370 victims buried there. The memorial was consecrated by Chief
Rabbi Rosen during an unveiling ceremony.
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elease of rrested Shopkeepers
U. S.-Israel Links Emphasized
at JFK Memorial Dedication
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Chief Justice Earl Warren of the
United States and Prime Minister Levi Eshkol dedicated the
John F. Kennedy Memorial in • the Judean Hills before an
assemblage of 2,000 persons, on Monday.
Hundreds-of visitors from the United States attended the
ceremony under a broiling sun, as did Israeli ministers, Chief
Rabbi Iser Yehuda Untermann and many other leading per-
sonalities. The memorial and the surrounding John F. Kennedy
Forest are gifts of the American Jewish community and created
by the Jewish National Fund. The idea was conceived by the
late Max Bressler of Chicago, president of the American JNF,
who died last year.
Addressing the audience, Chief Justice Warren said: "We
choose to do this on the American Independence Day but also
in honor of the independence of Israel and other free nations.
We are all confronted here by hiStory because this is the
birthplace of the world's three religions on which our own
civilization is based and which contributed the all-important
principle that all people are God's children and entitled to
live in peace."
Justice Warren recalled the late President's conviction
that what Israel wanted above everything else was to live in
peace. He added: "John Kennedy would have been deeply
pleased by this way of honoring his memory." He recalled
that President Kennedy had declared that the JNF "has the
highest idealistic vision, combined with practical wisdom," and
that the late President had a special friendship for Israel and
a deep confidence in its future. The Chief Justice then said
"As he would have done, I conclude with the word `Shalom'."
Premier Eshkol described the Memorial Building, located
on a windswept hill towering above the valleys and hills leading
to Jerusalem, as "another and lasting bond which will unite
ese afforested hills to the eternal flame of Washington's
gton Cemetery where the late President lies."
Looking out over the barren hills where a huge forest
aring Mr. Kennedy's name will be planted, the Premier
: It is a fitting tribute that trees around the Eternal City
Jerusalem will be linked with the late President's name,
for it is written in the Bible that 'man is a tree in the field.'
The day will come when children will play in the shadow of
those trees and will remember the man for whom the forest
He said Mr. Kennedy's memory would be kept alive here
"not only as a friend of Israel but also as a symbol of the
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MONTEVIDEO — A number of Jewish shopkeepers arrested last week in Buenos Aires
without formal charges were released Monday,- it was reported here Tuesday from Buenos
At the same time, the police arrested 12 more officials of a Jewish-led credit union coopera-
tive. The new arrests brought to 18 the total of such officials arrested and held incommuni-
cado by Buenos Aires police since the military coup last Tuesday which overthrew President
Arturo Illia. Five of the 18 officers of the Institute for the Mobilization of Cooperative Funds
were believed to be Jews.
None of the shopkeepers would comment on their release except to say that "it was a
mistake, and when they realized it, they let us go." They added: "We were well treated." The
police also declined comment on the arrests and releases.
Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires .sought to calm fears among Argentina's 500,000 Jews
evoked by arrests of the directors of the credit union cooperative and a number of Jewish
shopkeepers in Buenos Aires.
Jewish spokesmen in Buenos Aires noted that three of the six arrested directors of the
Institute for the Mobilization of Cooperative Funds were Christians. Some Jewish observers
said that banking and other commercial foes of the cooperatives had encouraged anti-Semi-
tic activities as a weapon against the credit union in the past.
Last Thursday police officials said they thought the directors were imprisoned for alleg-
edly shipping "$50,000,000 out of the country during the bank holiday last Tuesday and Wednes-
day." Spokesmen for the cooperative scoffed at the report, asserting that no credit union
system had so much liquidity or foreign exchange.
The arrests were disclosed in advertisements by the credit union in Argentine newspapers
which declared that the directors had been detained "without reason or explanation" and
urged "not only the immediate release of those detained but official recognition of the im-
portant social and economic good performed by our groups."
The cooperatives were formed more than 60 years ago by Jewish farmers and cattlemen
of modest means to offer low-interest loans which the large banks would not provide. The
institutions expanded through the years,
and an increasing number of non-Jews
have become active in them.
The arrests of some Jewish and non-
Jewish- directors of the credit union cooperative
is not- considered here as an anti-Jewish
measure. Nevertheless, their detention has
caused grave concern in other cooperatives,
mainly Jewish, which had to resist runs for
withdrawal of funds.
Police, discussing the arrests of the shop-
keepers, claimed contrabrand textiles had been
found in the small shops, but the Jewish shop-
keepers pointed out that the type of contra-
band foreign goods bought by wealthy Argen-
tines was too expensive for the shoppers
coming to the small Jewish stores which
Max Fisher Confers With
Israeli Leaders, Attends
Geneva Education Parley
(Direct JTA. Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—Max Fisher of Detroit, general chair-
man of the United Jewish Appeal, left Israel Tuesday for
Geneva after four days of conferences with Premier
Levi Eshkol and other government leaders. He confered
also with Foreigh Minister Abba Eban and Aryeh Pincus,
chairman of the Jewish Agency executive. •
Fisher and Pincus issued a joint statement stressing
that 400,000 Jews, outside the Soviet Union, still need
rescue. Fisher will attend the Conference on Jewish
Education in Geneva.
$1,636,420 Allocations Voted for Local Jewish Agencies
A record high of $1,636,420 has been
allocated to local agencies for 1966-67
operations through action of the board of
governors of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
$85,000 more than the amount the
agencies received as approved allocations
from the Federation in 1965.
The money, raised through the Allied
Jewish Campaign, represents the deficit
that the 17 local beneficiaries expect dui ,
ing the coming year. Total expenditures
for the agencies for the year approximate
Additional operating funds for the
agencies come from public funds, the
Torch Drive through - United Community
Services, tuition and fees.
Hyman Safran, president of the Feder-
tion. pointed out that despite the record
sum distributed for local operating pur-
poses, the three budget and planning divi-
sions of the Federation — education, health
and welfare and community relations —
indicated that they were $100,430 short
of meeting legitimate budget needs re-
quested by local agencies for 1966-67
The budget divisions were not able to
meet the needs of the agencies because of
limitations of the distribution formula set
by the pre-campaign budget conference in
December 1965 which prescribed the total
to be available for local use for the coming
The largest amount of $805,934, almost
one-half of the total allocation, went to
the 10 services and agencies of the health,
and welfare division, with the Jewish Corn-
munity Center, Jewish Home for the Aged.
Sinai Hospital and Jewish Vocational
Service-Community Workshop receiving the
largest amounts. Vocational Service and
Community Workshop are operating as one
agency after their recent merger.
Other agencies in the division are:
Fresh Air Society, Hebrew Free Loan Asso-
ciation, House of Shelter, Jewish Family
and Children's Service, Resettlement Serv-
ice and Tamarack Hills Authority.
Schools in the education division re-
ceived $531,064 — $28,300 more than in
1965. Schools benefiting from the alloca-
tions are United Hebrew Schools, Midrasha,
Beth Yehudah Afternoon School, Combined
Jewish Schools and Hayim Greenberg He-
brew Yiddish School. Total enrollment
during the next school-year is expected to
be 3,400 pupils.
Community relations services of the
Jewish Community Council will operate on
an allocation of $107,855 during the coming
year — $4,100 more than the Council re-
ceived ,last year. Administration and cen-
tral services of the Jewish Welfare Feder-
ation received $191,000 for year-round and
Heading the community relations divi-
sion is Stanley J. Winkelman and Lewis S.
Grossman as associate chairman, Alan
Schwarts is chairman of the health and
welfare division with Dr. Irving Posner
and S. J. Greenberg as associate chairmen.
The education division is headed by Man-
dell J. Berman with Dr. Norman Drachler
as associate chairman..