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November 18, 1966 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-11-18

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`The Apathetic Majority' Reveals Arab Efforts to Put
Attitudes on Eichmann Trial, Rol€ Israel Off the Map
of Anti-Semitism in Judging Nazism Get Deflating Blow


Friday, November 18, 1966-19

Try and Stop Me

NEW YORK (JTA)—Problems
Based on public responses to the
"There is some warrant for say-
Eichmann trial, a study of Ameri- ing that it could never happen in involved in nonrecognition of the

can reactions was conducted by the United States. American so- existence of neighbors were high-
A T A COUNTRY CLUB, a member came over to the owner
three sociologists as part of the ciety is not the same as German lighted by a report in the current
five-year research program under- society. In American ideals of issue of the Saturday Review on
of the city's most prosperous newspaper and told him,
taken by the Anti-Defamation democracy and in the stability of the difficulties an American map-
"Say, I owe you a vote of thanks. Your paper proved just
League of Bnai Brith. The results its political institutions, the nec- maker has been having with sales
the thing to stop my kids
of the second step in the "Patterns essary bulwark to protect America to the Arab states.
from raising a racket
of Am e r i c an Prejudices" re- from violent and widespread anti-
The Hammond mapmaking firm,
while I was trying to
searched for ADL by the Univer- Semitism would appear to be pres- the magazine said, makes an in-
sleep a little longer Sat-
sity of California Survey Research ent. Viewed from one perspective, flatable globe which is delivered
urday, morning." "I'm
Center are contained in a the evidence from the present deflated.
glad to hear that," boom-
new volume published by Harper study is reassuring in this regard.
"Not long ago they received a
ed the publisher, highly
& Row under the title "The Apath- The residue of anti-Semitism that large order from a wholesale mer-
pleased. "Which particu-
etic Majority." The survey reveals still exists in the United States chant in the United Arab Repub-
lar story or feature did
that after the trial of Adolf Eich- was apparently not engaged by the lic. _Going through customs, the
the trick?"
mann in Jerusalem in 1961, of those trial. This suggests that anti-Sem- globes were temporarily impound-
"Oh, it was nothing IN
queried 41 per cent did not know itism may not be strong enough
ed while authorities snipped out
the paper," the member
Eichmann was a Nazi, 68 per cent to trigger action even when this
hastened to explain. "I
did not know that Eichmann was involves no more than expressing their arch-enemy to the east with
just rolled it up and
captured by Israelis in Argentina, critical opinions of the Eichmann tiny scissors — a remarkable in-
stance of modern-day demonology."
whacked them with it."
50 per cent did not know Eich- trial.
"Then, when people began buy-
mann was Israel's prisoner, 67 per
"One cannot be sure, however. ing the globes and blowing them
cent did not know the extent of The possibility exists that the lack
1945, recalls Stanley Weintraub, W. Somerset Maugham, then on
the Nazi holocaust and 9 per cent of engagement was simply a re- up, Hammond started getting com-
the eve of his seventy-first birthday (but destined to live an-
plaints. The globes wouldn't work.
thought Eichmann was a Jew.
sult of the trial's lack of salience. All the air leaked out through Is-
other full score years) listened reluctantly to a chorus of merry-
It is revealed in this survey That there is a sizable residue of rael."
makers singing "Auld Lang Syne." When they chorused the line
that although 77 per cent believed anti-Semitic feeling, and that those
"Should old acquaintance be forgot," Maughahi snarled, "I can
the trial was necessary, only 13 with such proclivities were prone
only tell you that my own answer is in the affirmative."
per c e n t were knowledgeable to avoid exposure to the trial and
about the trial's details. to reject the official estimate of Studied in Yugoslavia
P. G. Wodehouse has dug up from the Talmud a passage that
should cheer those worthy souls whose aim in life it to make
Thus, it is shown, while there the Nazi crimes against Jews, off-
JERUSALEM—In an attempt to
people laugh:
was sympathetic reporting, and sets to some extent other evidence improve the yield and eating
".. • . and Elijah said to R. Berokah, these two will also share
mass media were "committed to that anti-Semitism was not a sig- quality of Yugoslavia's fish, 1,300
in the world to come. R. r3 erokah then asked them, 'What is your
a sympathetic stance," under- nificant factor in influencing opin- selected Israeli carp were flown
occupation?' 'We are merry-makers. When we see a person
standing of the Nazi horrors was ions about the trial itself.
there in special compressed-oxygen
who is downcast, we cheer him up.' . . . . These two were of the
not deepened. It is equally ap-
"Public complacence will no containers and placed in a fish
very select few who would inherit the Kingdom of Heaven."
parent from the study that the longer be an issue for anti-Semi- pond near Belgrade.
C 1966, by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Features Syndicate
apathetic majority was as little tism when no one has anti-Semitic
The test is part of a follow-up
interested in the Eichmann trial beliefs and feelings or when no
of a Hebrew University genetic
15 years after the fall of Nazism one is motivated to act on them. study and will establish whether
as it was during the worst period In the interim, however, those who or not the carp will flourish under
of Nazi crimes.
are concerned that it not happen different environmental conditions.
The study contained in "The in America can no more ignore
The Yugoslav interest in Isra-
Apathetic Majority" was conduct- public complacence about the is- eli's fish research stems from the
up TO
ed by Charles Y. Glock, director sue that they can the persistence fact that fish culture in Israeli
of the University of California Re- of anti-Semitism itself."
ponds is the most modern and has
search Center; Gertrude J. Selz-
We are approved insulators by Detroit Edison
the highest yield of any country
nick and Joe L. Spaeth. Their work
in the world.
CEILING $79.00
is the second in the ADL series,
If this experiment is successful,
the first. "Christian Beliefs and
the project may be extended to
• Non-settling materials carton Installed
Free checkup for Insulation on old & new horses
Anti-Semitism," having been is-
other countries with a view to a
sued earlier this year.
possible export of improved Isra-
eli fishbreeding stock or fry.
"The Apathetic Majority" offers
interesting data regarding the at-
FLORENCE (JTA)—Eighty of
titudes towards the Eichmann
the 120 Tora scrolls in the Flor-
Among those queried, the re- ence synagogue were damaged in
search team found a residue of the devastating flood which hit
anti-Semitism. Among the distres- Florence and other Italian cities,
sing factors in the survey's results Jewish officials here reported.
is the reluctance by respondents to Damage to Jewish institutions and
accept the Six Million figure — property in the floods is provision-
(Highest Rates permitted by Federal Regulations)
a matter undoubtedly related to ally estimated at $200,000.
the evidences of anti-Semitism.
The only Jewish casualty was the
There are comparisons be- death in Florence of a Rome Jew-
tween the atitudes of whites and ish merchant, Luciano Camerino,
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Negroes, and the study shows 40, the father of three children,
every day on every dollar from day of deposit
that general opinion among the who accompanied to the stricken
to day of withdrawal.
latter was not influenced by anti- city a carload of food and medical
III You. can withdraw savings with no interest
Jewish prejudice.
supplies raised by the Rome Jew-
As a study of anti-Semitic trends ish community.
and in its probing of prejudices,
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When Camerino saw the devasta-
"The Apathetic Majority" serves tion in the Florence synagogue and
April 1, July 1 and October 1.
an important purpose in evaluating Jewish communal buildings, he col-
social and political attitudes. In lapsed with a heart attack and died
their conclusions the authors make a few hours later. Camerino was
these significant assertions:
one of the few Italian Jewish sur-
"It was apparently not an un- vivors of Auschwitz.
fortunate circumstance for Israel
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that a majority of the public re-
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mained apathetic about the trial.
It may even be fortunate that the Lost on Way to Ghana
• Issued in multiples of $1,000.
issue of anti-Semitism was not
LONDON (JTA) — An Israeli
made salient in a context in which diplomatic pouch that passed
the ambiguities inherent in Israel's through London en route from
handling of the trial threatened a Jerusalem to Ghana has disap-
boomerang effect. This is not to peared somewhere between Lon-
say that public complacence about don and the Israel Embassy in
the issue of anti-Semitism is gen- Accra.
erally desirable. Where the general
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The bag, which was not ac-
climate is friendly toward Jews companied by any diplomatic
and where acts of discrimination courier, left Jerusalem on Friday
are on the wane, the lack of sal- and was rerouted to the Israel
ience of anti-Semitism to the gen- Embassy here on Sunday, but it
eral public may be helpful rather never reached the Israel Embassy
than harmful. However, a com- in the Ghanaian capital.
Deposits are insured up to $15,000 by the
placent public is not likely to be
An investigation is under way
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
an effectively armed public should to• determine whether the disap-
organized anti-Semitism ever gain pearance of the pouch is an ordi-
a substantial foothold. The major- nary mishap or is the result of
Open Monday through Saturday until 4:30 p‘"n,
ity of the German public may not interference.
'til 6 p.m. Friday
have been strongly anti-Semitic
Embassy circles explained that
when the Nazis first initiated their unaccompanied diplomatic' pouches
persecution of the Jews. It is pos- never contain important material
sible that the ability of the Nazis and usually carry information ma-
to pursue their evil was a result terial and routine communications
4 Offices to Serve You / Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
less of an aroused public than of which cannot be of any value to
Five Milo Road near Farmington
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an apathetic public, ill-motivated outsiders. They stressed that im-
and ill-equipped to resist the mob- portant material is always carried
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ilized and _committed minority.
by diplomatic couriers.


80 Florence Toras
Flood Damaged;
Losses $200,000

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