Ernest Bevin's Anti-Semitism Ex p osed
By S. J. GOLDSMITH
(rrA. Correspondent in London)
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 12, 1967-13
Weizmann Institute Acclaimed as One
of World's Great Scientific Centers
The Emperor Titus is recorded Palestine during a by-election. I
in history as a good king and a went down to Whitechapel and
(Copyright, 1967, JTA, Inc.)
REHOVOT — The Weizmann In- mitted after a two-and-a-half year
good man. It is said of him that fixed it up with the Jews." He was
LONDON—Ernest Bevin is in the there was not a day in his life referring to an incident years ear- stitute of Science was termed "one study of the institute's work by 26
News again. Like John Brown in without a good deed. Yet in Jewish lier, when East End Jews refused of the world's great scientific cen- distinguished physicists, chemists,
that famous song, his body is buried tradition he is known as "Titus to vote Labor because of Lord ters" in a report submitted by a biologists and mathematicians.
The commission was set up in
distinguished scientific survey com-
but is soul marches on. The sec- Harasha," which means Titus the Passfield's Palestine policy.
mission to the institute's board of April 1964 on a proposal by the
ond volume of Alan Bullock's tril- Wicked. For he destroyed the Tem-
This is the talk of ate'anti-Sem- governors, which held its three- president of the institute, Meyer
ogy; "Ernest Sevin, His Life and ple and laid Jerusalem waste.
ite. One knows the genus when one day annual meeting in Ilehovot.
W. Weisgal, in his capacity as
Times," reopened the argument.
We do not have to apologize for comes across it. There are more
The survey commission's pro- chairman of the executive council.
The saga is now brought up to ! our attitude to Bevin. It was he examples of Bevin's crude anti-
1945, and the dissolution of the
who made a tremendous effort to Semitism, such as his references
war-time coalition under Churchill, crush the Jewish National Home to "the interferring Jews of New program were welcomed by the
in which Ernest Bevin served as and strangle the Jewish State in its York." I seem to have been des- board, which was presided over by
Minister of Labor and member of infancy. He did not succeed, but tined tor-collect Bevin's anti-Semitic its chairman, Dewey D. Stone, of
the War Cabinet. For Bevin's ac- he had a good try. And he was a remarks. I cannot remember one Brockton, Mass.
tivities as Foreign Secretary in the formidable enemy.
The scientific survey commis-
speech of his on Palestine or the
Labor Government under Clement
Middle East without a couple of sion was headed by Prof. J. B.
Richard Crossman, one of the
An established local firm has
Attlee (now Lord Attlee) we shall
these Bevinisms. This is the time Weisner of M.I.T. and Prof. I. I.
opening for individual with
most perceptive Labor leaders,
have to wait another four or five
to remember Bevin as we Jews see Rabi of Columbia University, with
bookkeeping knowledge and
the man whom Bevin put on the
him. Alan Bullock is entitled to his
aptitude for sales order su-
Anglo-American Committee of In- view—and so are we.
But this is the year of the 50th
versity of California, La Jolla, as
pervision who is willing to
anniversary of the Balfour Declara-
secretary. Its findings were sub-
become familiar with all
Bevin's original anti-Semitism
him taking the side of Zionism,
tion, and it is a good opportunity
facets of the firm. We will
told us the other day: "The evil
to have another look at the man
train as office manager. Sal-
men do lives after them. Bevin implacable hatred of the Jews who Dayton Jews to Erect
ary and salary increases com-
who finished it all.
is dead now but he destroyed thwarted him and his rage over Memorial to Six Million
mensurate with ability and
Bevin left no diaries or any pri-
forever the possibility of peace- Ben-Gurion's defiant answer to his
vate papers. According to Lord
Butler, now Master of Trinity Col-
Write Box 796
Arabs." "Forever" is perhaps there long before Bevin knew where Jewish Community Council ap-
lege, Cambridge, and during the
Palestine was—I doubt if he knew proved a plan for the erection of
THE JEWISH NEWS
going a little too far, but Cross-
war, as R. A. Butler, another mem-
man is patiently right as far as even later—and long before fly- a permanent memorial to the
17100 W. 7 Mile
ber of the war Cabinet, Bevin
the next few decades are con- blown portraits of Bevin appeared six million Jews killed by the
"could neither s p ea k, write or
Detroit, Mich. 48235
Nazis. The monument will be lo-
read." No wonder he left only a
cated at the site of the Jewish
few notes which are ungrammati-
This alone is enough to classify
Churchill kept Bevin in check as Community Center Complex.
cal and illegible. Bullock had to Bevin with the- most evil anti-Sem-
far as the Jews were concerned
work from official papers and his ites of history.
He could not very well frustrate
choice of oral evidence is rather
An anti-Semite is a man who tries the Jewish Brigade once Churchill
selective. He makes little of Bevin's to undermine the existence of the
decided that it must be created.
hates, rages, rudeness and intoler- Jewish people. Bevin did just that.
A Churchillian memo could over-
ance. When somebody remarked
any opposition, even from
that Aneurin Bevan was his worst
Bevin and the Chiefs of Staff. But
enemy, Bevin exclaimed: "Not the humdrum, ordinary
In October 1945, long before we under Attlee, after the 1945 elec-
while I am around." Ile accused
great Labor leaders, men like Iler- knew of Bevin's ideas for Palestine, tions, Bevin had a complete power
took place a press conference over foreign affairs, and he used it
bert Morrison, Emanuel Shinwell
and Lord Citrine, of "naging. on Europe after the war. To a per- to try and destroy the Jewish peo-
fair and straightforward ple by destroying the reality and
Quisling policies." Alan Bullock
question of mine about the British the dream of the National Home.
But Bevin had intuition, was a contribution to UNRRRA, Bevin The Jews made sure that he him
natural leader of men and an in- barked the f ollo w ing answer: fail. This does not make
spired organizer on a grand scale. "Everybody will be looked after, of an enemy. After all,
He gave a lifetime of service to the but the Jews must not push them- failed.
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great Minister of Labor, and some
being trodded on;
even claim that he was also a great an anti-Semite, what is?
And doves will peck, in safe-
Another, less offensive but equal-
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His impact on the war and his ; ly telling remark of Bevin's, also guard of their brood. Shakespeare.]
beneficial contributions to the ad-
vance of the working classes is not i anti-Semite inside the Labor politi-
in dispute. but we Jews are en- elan. He told a labor conference at
titled to our own attitude and our Bournemouth. in June, 1946: "With
own yardstick. There is nothing Whitechapel Jews I always got on.
Why, there was once trouble over
new in this.
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Separated by the guards at Auscwitz concentration camp 22
years ago, sisters-in-law Lisa Mulch of Miami and Gope DeLange of
Amsterdam are finally reunited at Miami International Airport. For
most of the 22 years, each woman didn't know the other was alive.
They were reunited through an accidental meeting of Gope and
Lisa's brother in Amsterdam two years ago. Gope learned her
sister-in-law survived Auschwitz, emigrated to the United States and
was living in Miami. Recalling the horrors of the camp, Lisa said she
weighed 150 pounds when she entered the camp, 60 pounds when
she left. She said that toward the end, she became so hungry she
stole a potato from a dog in the prison yard. She was given 25
lashes on her naked back for that, and the scars rema in , she said.
Go to the kitchen. Seat 6 people at a table for 4. Look around
to see who's there. Serve two glasses seltzer, one glass red pop,
one glass tea, one cup coffee. Compare your tickets for
"Fiddler on the Roof." Take out a rye bread or pumpernickel. Open
a package of New York's Menorah Kosher Corned Beef. Enjoy, enjoy.