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May 05, 1967 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-05

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Elope for Soviet Jewry Expressed New York Jews
by Community at Midnight Vigil Stage Pray-In'

Close to 500 Detroiters raised a large group of young people
their voices on behalf of the Silent in the audience, which included a
Three Million Jews of the Soviet cross-section of the Jewish corn-
Union at a Midnight Vigil Satur- munity, in both age and organiza-
day at the Jewish Center. tional affiliation.
Under the auspices of the
Leaders of Detroit's largest or-
Jewish Community Council in co-
operation with the American ganizations took part in a candle-
lighting ceremony, symbolic of the
Jewish Conference on Soviet
of hope that still burns for
Jewry, the vigil's message was flame
Russian
J


repeated in a number of com-
munities throughout the United
Participants were Edwin Shif-
States.
rin, co-chairman of the Michi-

Many who could not attend the
Detroit vigil signed their names
to petitions that had been circu-
lated for two weeks prior to the
midnight program. Some 3,000
signatures were added to the
petitions, which are to be turned
over to the American Conference
for presentation to Soviet authori-
ties.

Dr. Samuel Krohn, president
of the Jewish Community Coun-
cil, said in his greetings, "It
is ironic that while we still
sit in mourning for the death
of 6,000,000 people, we must
meet together to protest the
forcible assimilation" of Russian
Jewry. "The price of silence
is severe," he added.

gan Region, Jewish Labor Com-
mittee; Bernard Panush, presi:
dent of the Bnai Brith Metropoli-
tan Detroit Council;. Mrs. Alvin
Fishman, president of the Ameri-
can Jewish Congress Women's
Division; Morris Lieberman,
chairman of the Zionist Council
of Detroit; Jack Berman, presi-
dent of the Michigan Depart-
ment, Jewish War Veterans;
Mrs. Jack Perlman, president of
Detroit Chapter, Hadassah; and
Leonard Gordon, executive direc-
tor of the Michigan Region,
American Jewish Committee.

TEL AVIV (JTA)—A group of by Sir Isaac Wolfson, the British
NEW YORK (JTA) — Thirty-
eight Jewish communal, religious American investors from Okla- Jewish industrialist and philan-
and youth organizations in New homa has joined a number of Is- thropist.
York, joined by civic leaders rep- raeli oil prospecting firms in a
resenting the state and city, held joint venture to explore for oil
a Passover vigil for Soviet Jewry in the Tzilkag-Negev area,
DA NNY
The Oklahoma group specializes
here Sunday. Similar vigils wer
e
held in 15 other cities throughou in oil prospecting. It was not known
RASKIN
yet under which name it would
the United
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operate in Israel. Among the Is-
The New York vigil was a 24
raeli p ners in the venture is
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hour event which started Satur
the
Paz
Company
which
is
owned
day after sundown with a Havdal
service. It continued through the
night, when about 75 youths held
an all-night "pray-in." It was con-
cluded with ceremonies late Sun-
day afternoon, with addresses by
prominent personalities and the
signing of a proclamation, carrying
thousands of signatures, to be pre-
sented to Soviet government and
UN officials, calling upon the
Soviet government to end discrimi-
• Round Trip Air • 13 EXPO features
• Queen Elizabeth Hotel
natory regulations and practices
Mont Tremblont Lodge (3 meals a day)
directed at Soviet Jewry.
During the daylight hours, the
LIMITED SPACE
number of participants varied be-
tween several hundred and several
Adults $199
Children (under 12) $125
thousand. The proceedings were
held in Hammarskjold Plaza, a
Call for Further Information:
park-like area facing the United
Nations complex.

EXPO '67 and
Laurentian Rendezvous

Rabbi Jacob Goldberg, chair-
man of the New York Coordinat-
ing Committee of the Passover
Vigil for Soviet Jewry, said simi-
lar rallies were held that day in
Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Camden,
N.J., Charleston, S.C., Cincinnati,
Hartford, Conn., Highland Park,
Ill., Indianapolis, Newark, N.J.,
New Brunswick, N.J., New Or-
leans, Springfield, Mass., Utica
and Waterbury, Conn.
(The Associated Press reported

from the Soviet port city of Odessa,
which once had about 90 syna-
gogues, that there is only one syna-
gogue existing today in the city,
where an estimated quarter of a
million Jews stll live. The syna-
gogue has a rabbi, Israel B.
Szwargsblatt, who is 54 years old,
but it has no prayer books. It has
800 seats, but on high holidays as
many as 10,000 worshipers seek
entrance there.
(The report quoted Jewish
sources in the Soviet Union as
stating that Kiev, the capital of
Soviet Ukraine, where 250,000
Jews reside, has no rabbi. Nor are
there rabbis in Riga, capital of
JOHANNESBURG (JTA) — A the afternoon schools (hederim)
joint statement by Chief Rabbi and Hebrew nursery schools su- Soviet Latva, where 30,000 Jews
live; in Kishinev, capital of Soviet
Bernard Casper and Rabbi Isaac pervised by the board.
Moldava, with 100,000 Jews; and
Goss, director of the South African
Vina, capital of Soviet Lithuania,
Board of Jewish Education, ex-
where 5,000 Jews reside.)
pressed broad agreement on the Tacuara Member Freed

Jewish Educational Differences
Bridged at South African Talks

The South African Rabbinical
Association, the Federation of
Synagogues and the Mizrachi
withdrew resolutions demanding
more school time for religious
education, more rabbis on the
board's councils, and that Jewish
studies be taught only by relig-
iously observant teachers, on the
. assurance that the incoming ex-
ecutive would give the Casper-
Goss declaration "urgent and
sympathetic consideration."

The board's chairman, Louis
Sachs, reviewed the progress made
by the board in all branches of
its work, and especially in the
Jewish day schools, since the pre-
vious conference three years ago.
He said 5.500 children were now
attending Jewish day schools in
South Africa, and a further 6,000

Earlier in Brazil, federal and
local police authorities said they
think they may have traced the
identity of a person who fired a
revolver bullet through a front
window of the Jewish Club of
Belo Horizonte, capital of the
state of Minas Gerais.

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BOOK COUZENS TRAVEL

Seymour Levine
found Phillips
Northland Men's
Shoe Shop.

3 Nazis to Stay
in Holland Jails

AMSTERDAM (JTA) L- Three of
the four Nazi criminals sentenced
to life terms in prison for participa-
tion in the deportation of Dutch
Jews to Nazi death camps during
World War II. for whom release
has been sought repeatedly in re-
cent years, will remain in prison,
according to Dr. Carel Polak, a
Jewish Liberal who is the new
justice minister.
In saying that the Nazis would
not be released. Dr. Polak cited
opposition from most of the Dutch
people to the release of the war
criminals.

The four Nazi criminals are
Willy Lages, 64, former chief of
the German security police in the
Netherlands; Ferdinand Aus Der
Fuenten, 67, a former SS officer,
chief of the Amsterdam branch
of Adolf Eichmann's transport
operation; Joseph Koatella, 58,
head of the Amersfoort con-
centration camp, who personally
killed many inmates; and Franz
Fischer, 64, who helped to kill
12,000 Jews. Lages was released
for reasons of health and now
lives in the Harz mountains.
In 1964 a number of Dutch cit-

Although there were a number
of people in the club at the time,
no one was injured. Belo Horizonte
has a Jewish population of 300.
izens tried and failed to obtain the
Suspicion by police points to a release of the Nazi criminals from
young man, the son of a German Breda prison. Last December, in
immigrant. It is believed the at- response to new rumors of such
tack may have been mounted as a efforts, the then Dutch justice min-
threat against the Jewish com- ister, Dr. Anton Struycken, assured
munity which has been demanding Dutch Jewish leaders that the
that Brazil extradite Franz Stang), interim Dutch cabinet would not
the commandant of the Nazi con- act to reduce the sentences of the
centration camps at Treblinka and Nazis. He had indicated he favored

Sobibor.

Friday, May 5, 1967-7

Americans Join Israeli Firms in Oil Prospecting

JUNE 30th - JULY 4th

Cantor Reuven Frankel of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek sang songs of
Russian Jewry that covered the
period of the Czars up until the
emigration of the Jews to America.
Enumerating the anti-Semitic He also presented the. background
manifestations in the Soviet Union, of the songs, most in Yiddish and
• Dr. Krohn quoted from author Hebrew and several of them with
Elie Wiesel's article in Saturday the heder and love of learning as
Evening Post on "The Jews of subject matter. Mrs. Bella Gold-
Silence." On his trip to Russia, berg was accompanist.
"I saw eyes, only eyes .... They
At the conclusion of the hour-
cry out .. . for understanding."
That world protests such as this long program, Dr. Leon Fram of
vigil have their effect was stres- Temple Israel delivered a prayer
sed by Dr. Krohn, who said: "We for Soviet Jewry. Expressing the
will cry out, and cry out again hope that the Russian govern-
with every fiber of our beings ment will recognize the Jewish
people as a "body with a soul" and
until we are heard."
give it "the privilege of expressing
The poem "Babi Yar," written that soul," Rabbi Fram said: "We
by the Russian poet Yevgeny pray in the confidence that our
Yevtushenko, a non-Jew, was re- prayer will be heard by God and
cited by Susan Merson, a young that its reverberations will be
actress who has performed with heard by mankind and within
Center Theater. There also was Russia."

religious content of Jewish educa- After Argentine Incident
tion, following differences between
moderates and extremists that in Which Officer Killed
threatened for a time to deadlock
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — A
the national conference of the Buenos Aires judge released on
South African Board of Jewish bail last weekend a member of the
Education. Attending the confer- ultra-nationalist and anti-Semitic
ence were 370 delegates from all Tacuara group who was arrested
parts of the country.
in an incident in the Di Tella Thea-
Chief Rabbi Casper, who is also ter two weeks ago in which a
honorary president of the Board I policeman was shot and killed.
The suspect, Enrique Gustavo
of Jewish Education, and Rabbi
Goss agreed , in their joint state- Graci Susini, a 29-year-old law
ment, that the curricula of Jewish school student, was charged with
studies at the day schools run by causing injury, damage ape theft,
the board should be so arranged which are bailable offenses.
After his release, Susini told the
as to deepen the existing program
director of the Di Tella Theater
of religious studies.
Rabbi Casper, who introduced that he was considering damage
the joint statement, assured the suits against journalists, who, he
conference that "nothing is going said, gave him and his movement
to be forced. We don't intend any "a bad press." He said the inci-
violence upon the children, nor dent was due to "alcohol" and
that it was "not so significant as
even upon the teachers."
had been said."

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

extraditing them to West Germany.

Seymour Levine, well-known architect,
found us and a pair of Florsheim Arbor
monk-strap slip-ons. (That's a handsome shoe,
with either traditional wingtip detailing or
plain toe, in Black or Chestnut Brown Cash-
mere Calf. It's just $28.95.) Of course, we
have other Florsheims from just $19.95, and
Mr. Levine looked at them all. But he had
his heart set on a wingtip slip-on, and he's
a man who usually sticks rather close to
his plans.

PH ILLI

NORTHLAND CENTER

Use Lots "G" or -II" at the south end of the Center
Right near The Detroit Bank

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