On the Record Bernstein Receives
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
(A Seven Arts Feature)
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 2, 1966-29
Music Study Club Picks 2 Winners
They Will Never Forget . . .
Two young musicians with soul
in their fingers climbed one rung
The story of the Nazi annihila-
of the symbolic success ladder
tion of six million Jews has been
Sunday night with their perform-
told many times. There have
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ance for the Music Study Club's
been newspaper accounts, films,
to The Jewish News)
Annual Artist Concert at the Scot-
PARIS — The Bibliotheque Na- speeches, documented reports and
tish Rite Cathedral.
tionale, the French National Lib- literary works, notably Elie Wei-
Undaunted by the formidable
rary, disclosed it had acquired sel's haunting novels. Some have
music chosen for the program,
more than 2,000 unpublished pages been objectively factual; some
pianist Emanuel Ax whipped
by Heinrich Heine, the Jewish gruesomely stark; still others
through Beethoven's "Appassion-
poet and satirist, and another imaginative fantasy. But none has
ata" sonata and came back even
2,500 pages of letters and docu- been more effective than the hour-
ments about him, from the long documentary "Memorandum",
Schocken Foundation in Israel. produced by the National Film
The library spokesman declined Board of Canada in the restrained
Slight Discord Interrupts
to reveal the price paid for the understatement that is so typically
With the sound of applause
The transaction was handled
Its American premiere was held
scarely out of his ears, violinist
through Gideon Schocken, a des- last week under the auspices of
Richard Luby hit a flat Sunday
cendant of Zalman Schocken, Ger- the World Federation of Bergen
night. He came home from the An-
Leonard Bernstein, the noted
man Jewish publisher who as- Belsen. It stunned an audience of
nual Artist Concert only to find he
sembled the Heine materials as a some hundred survivors into a sil-
music director of the New York
had lost the $16,500 Guadagnini
hobby. He fled from Nazi Ger- ence that was deafening in its im-
Philharmonic receives the
violin he had borrowed for the
many with his collection.
pact. No amount of applause
Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities
The Heine materials were later could have been a greater tribute
Award at a dinner sponsored by
sent to the Schocken Foundation to its producers than the hushed
After the recital, Luby put the
in Israel. The library spokesman silence that enveloped its watch- the State of Israel Bond Organi- instrument on the roof of his car
zation, marking the climax of its
said the Heine collection was made ers.
while saying goodby to a friend.
1966 campaign in Washington.
up of letters, drafts, poems,
"Memorandum" is a carefully
He drove off. Unnoticed, the violin
sketches and some finished works. detailed and painfully moving ac-
fell from the top of the car.
Heine spent much of his life in count of the Nazi death camps outstanding service to humanity
Luby had the violin back Tues-
and friendship for Israel in the
Paris as a voluntary exile from and utilized German Army clips
day after James Green, 37, read
his native Germany. He died in as the background for a visit of
about the loss in the papers. He
Paris in 1856.
survivors to Bergen Belsen last
Rabbi Elazar saw an impover- had found the violin case in the
summer on the 20th anniversary ished colleague approaching, so he street Monday morning. The com-
of its liberation by the British let a coin drop on the ground. pany that insured the violin pre-
Army. They had come to say When the other wished to return sented Green with a generous re-
kaddish for the men, women and it, Rabbi Elazar said: "I lost it ward.
children they had left behind. As some time ago and despaired of
And Luby headed back to school
Josef Rosensaft, New York busi- finding it. It is therefore legally in Philadelphia—with the 200-year-
nessman who heads the Bergen yours." — T. J. Baba Metzia, 2.
old instrument safe inside the car.
BONN (JTA) — Mayor Ernst Belsen Federation, said: "We shall
Zwink of Oberammergau, site of
the Passion Play presentation give."
The Federation is cooperating
which has stirred international
controversy for its version of the with the Canadian National Film
trial and crucifixion of Jesus, said Board for the distribution of the
here that the text of the play film in this country to both Jewish
would be studied by a Catholic and other groups. When you have
monastery for anti-Semitic ele- the opporinnity of seeing it, don't
miss this picture which points up
In his announcement, the mayor German guilt for the murder of
the Jews as it plaintively asks:
said that Julius Cardinal Dopfner,
"And if it could happen in the
archbishop of Munich, had ap-
proved a proposal to have the fairy land of Hansel and Gretel, and
the Pied Piper of Hamelin, could
century-old script studied at the
it not happen anywhere? And
nearby Ettal monastery.
could it not happen anywhere, if
Zwink did not indicate whether
it could happen in the cultured
any recommendations for changes
emerging from the study would be land of Bach, Beethoven and
incorporated in the script for 1970. Schiller?"
Would it be that the millions of
The text in use is one written in
1860 by the Oberammergau priest, Germans who are now electing
neo-Nazis in Hesse and Bavaria,
J. A. Daisenberger.
and thinking of an ex-Nazi, Kurt
Kiesinger, as their next Chancel-
lor, be enabled to see this film.
In the name of the Free world, of
Confer in Washington
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Gen. which they purport to be a part,
Moshe Dayan, former Israeli chief they too should "not forget".
of staff, met Tuesday with United
States Secretary of Defense Robert Dr. Alice Masaryk., Foe
McNamara, at the invitation of
McNamara, apparently to discuss of Nazis Czech Patriot
the general's impressions of Viet-
CHICAGO — Dr. Alice G.
Masaryk, like her father Thomas,
Gen. Dayan recently visited Viet- a Czechoslovakian patriot and foe
nam to observe American military of the Nazi regime, joined him in
operations and counter-guerrilla death Tuesday at the Bohemian
Home for the Aged. She was 87.
The Israeli leader also met with
Thomas G. Masaryk was the
Gen. Harold K. Johnson, U.S.
first president of Czechoslovakia.
Army chief of staff, and Secre- Alice Masaryk's brother Jan was
tary of the Army Stanley R. Resor. Czech foreign minister, who died
The topics discussed were not im-
under mysterious circumstances
mediately revealed but it is be-
just after the Communist takeover
lieved that Vietnam was the main
Dr. Masaryk headed the Czech
Gen. Dayan also met later with Red Cross from 1918 to 1938. In
Nicholas Katzenbach, under sec- that year, Nazi newspapers at-
retary of state to whom he will tacked her father and criticized
give his impressions of the present her activities on behalf of the
security situation in the Near East,
Czechoslovak Republic and the
as well as his thinking on Vietnam.
Red Cross. She resigned from
to Restudy Script
of Passion Play
stronger after intermission to per-
form Chopin's Ballade in F minor
and the Schubert-Liszt "Liebesbot-
The program was a long one
for the two young men, but after
the brief recess they looked as
though they were just getting
started. The audience brought
Ax back for an encore.
Unlike the solemn, unsmiling
pianist — who at 17 has already
been assured of a great career by
an admiring Artur Rubenstein —
his co-star for the evening, Rich-
ard Luby, looked at home among
the Detroit audience.
Luby, son of Detroiters Dr. and
Mrs. Robert Luby, showed his one-
time teacher Mischa Mischakoff he
hasn't been wasting his time at
the Curtis Institute of Music in
Luby, 22, excelled in Sarasate's
"Tarantelle" and Brahms "Sher-
zo," but he showed his musical
mettle in the taxing "Chaconne"
by Bach and in Faure's Sonata
Conference on Art
A national conference on ad-
vancing the arts in American Jew-
ish life being convened by the
National Jewish Welfare Board as
one of the major leadership events
marking the celebration of JWB's
Golden Jubilee will be held Dec.
13 and 14, at the Barbizon-Plaza
Hotel, New York.
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Einstein Memorial Tablet
She held a PhD from the Uni-
versity of Prague and also studied
Is Dedicated in Milan
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in Germany, England and at the
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University of Chicago. After Hitler
ROME—A memorial tablet in
honor of the late Albert Einstein seized her homeland in 1939, Dr.
has been unveiled in Milan in the Masaryk returned to the United
house where the physicist lived as States to devote herself to aiding
a youth with his parents from Czech refugees.
Former president of the Inter-
1894 to 1900.
The inscription on the tablet national Conference of Social Work,
cites Einstein's acceptance of the Dr. Masaryk lived in Czechoslo-
world as his country with borders vakia briefly after the war until
only to the universe. His work the Communist takeover.
was recalled in an address by
Let a man be generous in his
Ernesto Amaldi, the Italian physi-
cist, at a meeting of the Federa- charities, but let him beware of
tion of Scientific Association in giving away all that he has.
— Arakin, 28a.
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