16—Friday, August 26, 1966
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS I
Techil Role in Israel's Struggle
Against British Told in 'Woman
of Violence,' Geulah Cohen's Story
Jews in Sports
By JESSE SILVER
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
thing again he will always be a
hero to his countrymen. Okker is
the first Dutchman ever to capture
the Dutch Tennis Championship.
He defeated his Australian oppo-
nent 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. World Ten-
nis magazine said this about the
young Dutchman: "Tom Okker .. .
threatens to be the best player in
Dutch tennis history . . . Tom is
brimming with talent: he has beau-
tiful touch, varies his pace and
length, volleys like a dream and
plays with great intelligence."
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championships. Miss Emmanuel,
who is ranked No. 2 in South
Africa, is a short girl but very
fast on her feet. She has a _good
serve, is young, and many predict
that in a few years she will be a
top international player.
• • *
Former Olympian Abie Grossfeld
There is no end to the accounts ing and condemnation:
has been named gymnastic coach
Mike Belkin began to win at
that will be recorded about Israel's
"There will be no peace for of the United States team that will
home after a less than satisfactory
war of independence, but there Great Britain, either in this land participate in the world gymnastics
European tour. He won the Onta-
also is an era of fighting for free- or in any other. Our nation wal- championships at Dortmund, West
rio Invitation Tennis championship
dom in Israel that preceded the lows in its own blood, but it is Germany, Sept. 20-25. He will
by beating Allen Fox of Los An-
war with the Arabs and involved not therefore weaker. It is strong- lead a six-man squad that will in-
geles 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, then outlasted
the struggles against Great Britain. er, more determined, more perse- clude NCAA all-around champion
Canada's No. 1 ranked player 7-5,
Much has been written about the vering than ever. Throughout the Steve Cohen of Philadelphia.
6-8, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, to win the Quebec
world Jewish fighters will strike
Grossfeld, the gymnastic coach
for their people, for we have been
Jews in Palestine
swindled and betrayed by Great at Southern Connecticut State Col-
Britain. A great and eternal peo- lege, has captured 17 gold medals
ple, the People of the Bible, has in three World Maccabiah Games.
Miss Emmanuel began her first
been betrayed. Therefore do we He took part in the 1956 and 1960
Arab attacks and,
tour after Wimbledon
Best Ever ...
at the same time,
condemn you, Great Britain, there-
NCAA, AAU and Pan-American and did well in doubles. She and
Aug. 26-Sept. 5
fore do we war upon you."
There were many sacrifices — Games champion on numerous oc- her partner from South Africa
to be on guard
many Jewish and some British — casions. Steve Cohen won gold reached the finals of both the Na-
against t h e un-
in the struggle. Geula Cohen writes medals at the 1965 Maccabiah tional and Western Clay Courts
her associates, many of Games.
datory power —
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whom are recognizable, although
Julie Heldman of New York was
Involved in that struggle was the they are listed only by first names.
Haganah, the official defense army She tells about Lord Moyne's as- the only Jewish tennis player from
of the Yishuv — the Jewish settle- sassins, about Yair, the under- the United States to compete at
ment. There also were the dissi- ground alias of Abraham Stern. the Wimbledon tournament in Eng-
quotes Yair's poetry, among land. However eight others from
dent forces ,- the Etzel and the
six nations were represented. Miss
Lechi. The latter was the so-called them this verse:
"We will wrestle with God
Heldman was the most successful
Stern Gang. The name is derived
and with death
of the women, she reached the
from the Hebrew Lochamai Cherut
We will welcome the
third round. Vickie Berner of Cana-
Yisrael — Freedom Fighters of Is-
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Redeemer of Zion.
da and Esme Emmanuel of South
rael. Geulah Cohen was a broad-
Africa were eliminated in earlier
caster for the "illegal" radio sta-
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• Let our blood
tion "Voice of Fighting Zion." She
was in the Lechi after having
Miss Heldman, who was named to
in the streets,
served in Etzel — Irgun T s v a i
the U.S. Wightman Cup team al-
Leumi — coming to it from Betar,
though she didn't play, had done
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She had left home, was under strict
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discipline, experienced all of the
In many respects this is a cruel finals in the singles, and the semi--
trials and tribulations of the war
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Her story is told in "Women of conducted underground, and al- ranked women 7-5, 6-1. Young
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* * *
fighter and giving an account of
Even Ben-Gurion, who certainly Maccabiah Games champion Torn
the struggle in which the founder was a bitter opponent of the Lechi, Okker of the Netherlands
of the Stern Gang, had lost his upon reading the Geula Cohen veteran Pierre Damon of France
life, others made supreme sacri- story wrote to her: lasted until the fourth round in
fices, and . still others like Geula
the men's singles at Wimbledon
"At a quarter past nine this morn-
Cohen carried on the battle until ing, with bated breath I reached before bowing out. Okker put out
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Israel r e g a i n e d independence. the last page of your story .. I Brazil's top player in the third
"Woman of Violence" is a story lived through the events you relate round, while Damon took South
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that begins after Stern's death and as if I personally experienced them Africa's Jackie Saul 6-1, 6-2, 6-1.
Participate in Their
concludes at Israel's acquisition of . it was only in a few sections Saul, his country's eighth ranked
of your book that I found myself' player, had a good tournament. He
In an English translation from returning to that great and pro whipped Japan's top player in the
the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin, Geula found difference between uS... first round, and in the second
Cohen's story is deeply moving. It Through most of the reading, I round defeated the United Arab
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how she had begun to handle a spell of your proud, cruel and bold the Orange Bowl tourney last De-
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gun, how she was separated from story . . The spiritual storm of cember.
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Jewish rights. before the heroic death of the two and Eleazar Davidman of Israel.
She was arrested, and by a well Eliyahus (Hakim and Beit Zuri, All lost in early rounds. Segal is
organized ruse — she had taken who assassinated Lord Moyne) in ranked 10th in his country and
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she was assisted in her escape Feinstein (who blew themselves
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were to be hanged) .and the others.
If Tom Okker never does any-
"I was never 2 born an-
And I knew exactly how you felt
nouncer," she concedes. "If none-
upon receiving that slip of Paper
theless I managed to do an ef-
which its laconic message: `Geula,
feetive job for 20-minute periods Shalom from the death cell. Dos'
twice a week, it was only by (Gruner)." I have no doubt that
virtue of the voice clamoring
(this book) will be a proud memor-
within me, the voice I 'stifled
ial to the daring fighters who of-
for several thousands of minutes
fered their lives for the cause of
during the rest of the week, and
Jewish redmption. It also attests to
which I had been stifling for
the supreme nobility of the soul
thousands of years. If I per-
of its writer."
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the smell of cinders was in my
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"Woman of Violence" — the vio-
offered on an altar."
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